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Lyrics by

Janie Worm

From the CD Set Me Free

CH:
Give a little love. Give a little gratitude.
When you’re down, it’ll change your attitude.
Open up to higher love.

A little rain can help the flowers bloom. How ‘bout you?
A night of rest can start the day anew. Tell me, what’s your truth?

Bridge:
Life… is… I am… rich in… experience.
Blessed… is… my…. heart.
Lessons… you know they show me love.

Instrumental – body percussion

The winter snow can fill the springtime pools. How ‘bout you?
The summer sun makes autumn harvest boons. What’s your truth?

CH & Bridge (simultaneously – 2x)

CH: Give a little love. Give a little gratitude.
When you’re down, it’ll change your attitude.
Open up to higher love.

Bridge: Life… is… I am… rich in… experience.
Blessed… is… my…. heart.
Lessons… you know they show me love.

Oh…. amazing….
Each moment… you know I’m still learning.
And I am grateful.
My heart, it sings out loud.
Do you know that you are beautiful?
And only love can show the way.
Everybody…. can you… please show me love.

From Set Me Free, released 2017.

Credits from the recording:

Janie Worm – guitar, vocals, dumbeck, drum kit, keyboard, dresser drawer handles, whistle
Sheila Tallmon – harmony, body percussion
Gary Mula – bass guitar

Insider Notes

When this song came forward, I described it as raggae meets Pachabel. It’s a fun blend of sounds, and what a joy putting them all together! In fact, this is another musical work that continued to create itself in the studio, becoming more than I originally had in my rough draft.

The story behind using the dresser drawers as a musical instrument is funny. From as early as I can remember, I was tapping out rhythms on anything. In the morning when I was supposed to get dressed for school, I would often sit in front of our shared dresser with hanging drawer handles, and proceed to flip them, paying attention to timing, delay and the echo effect of them bouncing off the face of the drawer. If time allowed, I could sit and create rhythms for hours. On most mornings, however, I would just get going… lost in the ensuing sounds, when I would hear my mom yell, “Knock it off and get dressed!” Ha, ha…

So, at last I can play the dresser handles in peace and celebrate the abundant creative spirit that lives in my heart and the hearts of all.

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