I Forgive Myself

by Frank Piekert

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released December 18, 2011

 
Frank Piekert – Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Catharina Axelsson – Vocals
Amir Aly – All other instruments

All songs written by Frank Piekert
Recorded, mixed and produced by Amir Aly at Yla Studios
Mastered by Mats "Limpan" Lindfors at Cutting Room
Front and back cover painted by Veronika Wifvesson
Photography by Ole Jais

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”To listen to Frank’s music and his amazing lyrics, is a blessing beyond words.
The clarity and beauty is stunning. His music takes you on a miraculous journey
through the clouds of fear and doubt and into the precious light of surrender.”

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Track Name: I Forgive Myself
We´re not dead but we act like zombies, our eyes are open but we don´t see
We live in a world where the blind are leading the blind
Me I try to find out who I am and love my neighbour the best I can
But I admit, sometimes I slip and fall behind

The little boy inside me wants to go berserk
He´s been abandoned, he´s been hurt
I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself
I try to stay present, I try to be cool
Don´t act on his anger, don´t act like a fool
I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself

It´s not the dark, it´s the light that scares us, when love is calling we run away
Pain´s so familiar, we can´t get enough
What would happen if we all knew, “I hurt myself when I hurt you”
´cause what I see, is only me, it´s my own stuff

If I´m scared and frightened, if doubt comes up
I know it´s a memory, that I can stop
I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself
I try to remember, to keep in mind
That problems are blessings there to be unwind
I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself

We think we know, that we´ve got all the answers, we do believe our thoughts are real
But maybe one day we´ll wake up and understand
And to strangers we say “hello”, hearts will be open and love´s gonna flow
´round the world, to be heard, love will expand

We´ll be laying all our grudges down
When the message of love goes from town to town
We forgive ourselves, we forgive ourselves, we forgive ourselves
And the enemy we used to hate
Is now our saviour, we mustn´t wait
To forgive ourselves, to forgive ourselves, to forgive ourselves

To strangers we say “hello”, our hearts will be open and love will flow
Around the world, there to be heard, by everyone

But I know it has to start with me
And what I have to do to experience peace
So I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself

Things that I have done, things that I have said, I forgive myself
Things I didn´t do, things I didn´t say, I forgive myself
Things that I have done, things that I have said, I forgive myself
Things I didn´t do, things I didn´t say, I forgive myself
Track Name: The Only Voice
I am always, by your side
Always right with you, closer than a smile
I´m always there to lift you up
Always there if time gets rough
Don´t be afraid, just lean on me
Surrender…

If you take my hand, I will lead you back home
If you listen, then you´ll hear my voice
Because a free will you´ve got, if you follow me or not
It´s alright with me, it´ll be your choice

Trust and patience, will bring you home
Fear makes you feel like you´re all alone
Trust in me as I trust in you
The world you see will be brand new
Don´t be afraid, just lean on me
Remember…

If you take my hand, I will lead you back home
If you listen, then you´ll hear my voice
Because a free will you´ve got, if you follow me or not
It´s alright with me, it´ll be your choice

Nothing will ever be the same
But in a good way, I guarantee
I am waiting, waiting for you
To follow me

If you take my hand, I will lead you back home
If you listen, then you´ll hear my voice
Because a free will you´ve got, if you follow me or not
It´s alright with me, that´ll be your choice

Nothing will ever be the same
But in a good way, I guarantee
I´ll be waiting, waiting for you
To follow me
Track Name: Vigilance And Resolution
I tried to control everything I used to plan a lot
And maybe I looked calm and peaceful but I was not
The thoughts in my head kept spinning faster and faster
My mind was set on chaos and disaster

“If only” were two little words I used to say a lot
I wanted people and things to change but they did not
I lived a life in a total lack of acceptance
My mind was filled with anger and resistance

It takes vigilance and resolution to leave this world of illusion
It´s ´bout guarding the mind or walking blind – let go
And let God make your decisions, let go of goals and ambitions
And peace of mind you will find – I know, let go and let God

I was afraid to leave the world I knew so well
In fact I didn´t know I was in hell
I thought the world outside was able to save me
I didn´t know the rescue was inside me

I was groping around in the dark, hoping to find the spark

I used to believe every thought that came across my mind
No wonder that inner peace was so hard to find
But now I know what it takes to leave a world of illusion
So listen up, I give you my conclusion

It takes vigilance and resolution to leave this world of illusion
It´s ´bout guarding the mind or walking blind – let go
And let God make your decisions, let go of goals and ambitions
And peace of mind you will find – I know, I know, I know

It takes vigilance and resolution, willingness, trust and devotion
It´s ´bout fast or slow, it´s ´bout shrink or grow – let go, let go, let go
Let your suffering be the ignition, it´ll pass it is a transition
Embracing the pain is winning the game
It´s ´bout “yes” or “no”, it´s all ´bout letting go – let God!

I tried to control everything I used to plan a lot
Track Name: Nobody Out There
I am you and you are me, so now why do we fight
We only hurt ourselves when we do
It´s not too late we still got time for making things right
So come let us start anew – me and you

Every thought I have of you is what I think of me
You are only showing me myself
You´re the one I have to bless, you are setting me free
Couldn´t make it without your help

There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing outside my mind
There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing out there I can find
It´s all inside my head, it´s all inside my mind
There´s nobody out there, there´s no one else to find

Knowing it is up to me and that nothing has to change
Makes me feel like I´m a millionaire
Maybe what I´m talking ´bout could sound a little strange
There´s nobody out there

There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing outside my mind
There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing out there I can find
It´s all inside my head, it´s all inside my mind
There´s nobody out there, there´s no one else to find

No one to blame, no one to hate
I can lay my resistance down
I need to remember, I mustn´t forget
There´s no one else around
I´m gonna claim, gonna create
A life where love will abound
I need to be tender, my mind must be set
On peace to reach higher ground

There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing outside my mind
There´s nobody out there, there´s nothing out there I can find
It´s all inside your head, it´s all inside your mind
There´s nobody out there, there´s no one else to find
There´s nobody out there it´s – only you
Track Name: Time Badly Spent
I am through, with the life I´ve lived
I´m through with the life I´ve known
It was no life, just survival
I thought I´d make it on my own

I was lost, I was really lost
Was lost in the movement of thought
I spent years, just surviving
The war inside my head I fought

It´s time badly spent worrying ´bout tomorrow
It´s time badly spent getting caught in yesterday

I am free, I am free at last
The silence is good to hear
But I remember what it felt like
The hurt, the suffering, the tears

´cause in my mind I created things
Things that didn´t even exist
I guess pain was my addiction
A drug I never could resist

It´s time badly spent worrying ´bout tomorrow
It´s time badly spent getting caught in yesterday

It´s a waste, it´s a waste of time
Trying to control everything
Letting go is the answer
And having faith in what tomorrow brings

||: It´s time badly spent worrying ´bout tomorrow
It´s time badly spent getting caught in yesterday :||

||: It drags you down, keeps pain around
It makes you frown, you hit the ground – yeah, that´s what you´ll do
It drags you down, keeps pain around
It makes you frown, you hit the ground :||

I am through, with the life I´ve lived
Track Name: The Easiest Way
Saying “I Love You” ain´t always easy to do
But I know these words and what they can lead you to
A state of mind where rage and anger will fade
Life´s meant to be easy – follow the easiest way

Saying “Thank You” when all you wanna do is cry
Is ´bout giving permission and take one step aside
´cause life is the dancer and you are the dance
So love each moment and every circumstance

“I am sorry”, “Please forgive me”, I want to make amends
This is where the journey started, this is where it ends

“I am sorry”, “Please forgive me”, I want to make amends
This is where the journey started, this is where it ends

Time to turn on the “Light Switch”, start taking 100% responsibility
´cause I have noticed whenever there´s a problem, I´m always there

Saying “I Love You” or “Thank You” will be enough
Repentance, Forgiveness, Transmutation will make you laugh

“I´m sorry”, “Please forgive me”, I´m here to make amends
This is where the journey started and this is where it ends