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Let It Sleep

from Time & Place by Eric Gwin

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This song was written from the same place as "Phenom (Born to Be)" was, but I'm addressing someone a little more directly in this one.

As I've said many times before, I hate being catagorized and labeled as one thing or another. I believe that art should stand on its own merit, regardless of what "genre" it gets put into. As an artist, I have had to deal with stereotypes, labels, and lots of people trying to put me into a category that, quite frankly, I try to resist being a part of.

Specifically, this song is addressing a couple of different people that have been in my life. One of them listens to my music because he/she is part of an A Cappella church (like me) and he/she looks as my music as being an "acappella alternative" to all the instrumental christian music. The other person listens to my music because he/she feels guilty about listening to "worldly secular" music and sees my music as an alternative to that. Whatever.

My problem with both of these people (their good intentions not withstanding) is that neither of them actually claims to LIKE my music... they just listen to it as an "alternative" to what they could be listening to. Truth be told, I make music because I can't NOT make music. It is within me and flows out of me. I try to write songs that EVERYBODY (not just Christians) can relate to on some level. Some people hear love songs to my wife. Others hear love songs to Jesus.

I do music A Cappella because its what I'm good at. My voice and my body are my primary instruments, and they're what I know how to play. It's really nothing more than that.

Bottom line: I want people to listen to my music because they like what they hear and want to hear more of it. Just enjoy the music, and let the rest of it sleep.

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For many years I’ve worked so hard to be
everything that you expect of me.
But all of this is not who I am.
I’ve just been showing what you want to see.

You want me to stay the same,
just so I can fit inside your frame.

CHORUS 1: Could you please let it go?
Let me be what I was meant to be

My picture hanging up on your wall,
the way that you’ve always seen me.
Now that picture doesn’t look the same.
To you, the image isn’t quite what it should be.

You want me to stay the same,
just so I can fit inside your frame.

CHORUS 2: Could you please let it go?
Let me be what I was meant to be.
I know that you don’t want to hear
what I have to say,
But please just let it sleep.

CODA

CHORUS 1 and 2

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from Time & Place, released April 19, 2017
Words and Music by Eric Gwin.
Copyright (C) 2017 Clockwork Music BMI.
All sounds vocally or anatomically produced.

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Eric Gwin Montgomery, Alabama

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ERIC GWIN is an A Cappella Songwriter and Multi-Vocalist. He has been writing, recording, producing, and performing a cappella music for over 30 years.

His music is all human sounds and all original (NO COVERS!).
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