More than Anything

by Amanda West

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MORE THAN ANYTHING © 2009 Amanda West Music Hold on my child stay inside for a while It’s safe and warm where you are and there’s a lot to do out here before you arrive And I don’t want anything, I don’t want anything I don’t want anything to be in the way when you come No I don’t want anything, I don’t want anything I don’t want anything to be in the way of my love Mama Love So not yet my Little One I’m still figuring out this life on my own It’s a big strange world out here A labrynth filled with faith and fear For us each to weave our way through And they say there is nothing, they say there is nothing They say there is nothing that is guaranteed But I’m still looking for something, reaching for something Forming something I can tie to my life and be strong as you’ll need me to be So just hold on my dear Your time is not quite here But I have it all in mind The day when you arrive And I know there’ll be nothing, I know there’ll be nothing I know there’ll be nothing more important than you when you come So I hope more than anything, more than anything I hope more than anything we can find a time that’s ripe For you and for me For you to be Born! On the day, when you arrive
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THE SUMMER YOU WERE BORN © 2012 Amanda West Music The summer I stayed home I did not tend my nest dust stayed on the shelves projects all unfinished The summer I stayed home letters were unwritten the kitchen was abandoned and weeds grew in the garden 'Cause the summer I stayed home there's only one thing that I did I made a human being I made a human being and learned how to love him The summer I stayed home no one saw me on the street I missed every festival, parade and party The summer I stayed home I stepped out of the game out of the workforce made no money to my name 'Cause the summer I stayed home there's only one thing that I did I made a human being I made a human being and learned how to love him The longest I ever pushed the most I ever gave the hardest I ever worked, ever was the summer I stayed home! It was the most I ever did I made a human being I made a human being and learned how to love him The summer I stayed home felt I'd never leave again but September always comes and summer always ends The summer I stayed home the summer I stayed home The summer you were born The summer you were born!
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Endless Sky 03:33
ENDLESS SKY © 2013 Amanda West Music Oh how I’ve loved you all along I loved you even before the dawn And with every day that comes rolling by I love you more like an endless sky And every start that comes out at night is really a sun with its own firelight And all the suns and all the moons are shadows compared to my love for you Hmmm Yes every start that comes out at night is really a sun with its own firelight And all the suns and all the moons are shadows compared to my love for you So come with me my baby sweet I’ll kiss your nose and I’ll kiss your feet I’ll hold you close and sing you a song and carry you into the dawn And every start that comes out at night is really a sun with its own firelight And all the suns and all the moons are shadows compared to my love for you x2 Yes, all the suns and all the moons are shadows compared to my love for you
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by Sarah Mclachlan, © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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HELLO & GOODBYE © 2013 Amanda West Music Your head is at last on the pillow Your breathing, even and sweet I run my fingers over your soft, round cheeks This little person beside me will last such a short, short time Every day we must say “Hello and Goodbye” It’s in these childhood rhythms the truth of life comes so clear – All is temporary, just be Here When you’re raging in toddler fashion and pushing against all that I do each moment feels like forever and I lose But this little person beside me will last such a short, short time Every day we must say “Hello and Goodbye” And someday somebody else will be kissing you goodnight Running fingers over your cheeks now, strong and wise And this little person beside me will last such a short, short time Every day we must say Every day we must say Hello and Goodbye Hello and Goodbye Hello and Goodbye Hello and Goodbye

about

MORE THAN ANYTHING is Amanda's newest album, a five song EP, featuring her most sophisticated musical production to date. Lush tapestries of sound holding soulfully crafted lyrics create an intimate portrait of the universal journey of new motherhood.

A limited hand-printed edition of only 50 copies were made and sold during the 2015 summer tour. Each one offered a block-print, designed, carved and stamped by Amanda.

We are now pleased to be offering the full album in digital format.
Track #5, "Hello & Goodbye" was originally released as a live version and is available here in a new studio version. A more complex production of the song is currently in process and will soon be available here on Bandcamp, via, CD Baby, on iTunes, and other digital music distribution channels. Stay tuned!

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This album is a story of new motherhood: from longing, to birth, through love, and self-loss to the endless reaching for the Now, it is all more than can ever be anticipated or imagined for it is More Than Anything.

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released June 1, 2015

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All songs by Amanda West, except "Sweet Surrender" by Sarah McLachlan/SONY/ATV SONGS LLC

Produced by Pete Solomon & Amanda West
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Pete Solomon
Grandview Studios, Felton, CA Spring/Summer 2015

© p. Amanda West Music (ASCAP)

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An award winning singer-songwriter, recording artist, teacher, and mother, Amanda is not afraid of the big questions. She asks: Who are we? Why are we here? What does it mean to be human, and how can we most deeply live our temporary and precious lives?
Her own answers rests in a life, dedicated to music.

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