Truth, Love & Understanding

by Amanda West

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1.
Sockless 05:28
----------------------------------- LYRICS - "SOCKLESS" c. 2007 Amanda West Music ----------------------------------- I don’t want to be a temptress or a seductress Don’t want to be your mistress or your dirty side project But when will the stars align? It’s such a delicate balance between location and timing and the oceans found inside when we open to life to life And it’s knocking my socks off ‘cause we’d like to take off more What kind of forces direct such desires? What kind of kindling can build such fire in the heart? …. I ask the stars You don’t want a temptress, or a seductress You’re not looking for a mistress or a dirty side project But it’s so hard waiting for the stars to align ...such a delicate balance between location and timing and the oceans found inside when we open to life to life Someday love will be easy Someday there’ll be no more reason for hiding these feelings Knocking my socks off You’re knocking my socks off Oh yeah Knocking your socks off I'm knocking your socks off Oh yeah Knocking our socks off this is knocking our socks off Oh yeah, Oh yeah mmmm... Oh when will the stars align? ‘Cause this is knocking our socks off and we’d like to take off more ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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----------------------------------- LYRICS - "BEFORE I CAME ALONG" c. 2010 Amanda West Music ----------------------------------- Sorry I wasn’t there to pull on your pigtails Or pass you a note in the middle of math class Sorry I couldn’t ride a bike beside you Coasting down the lanes on our way home from school Sorry I couldn’t meet you at the end of your shift To lighten your spirits, take the weight off your feet Sorry I missed your walks to the train in the morning A chill on your fingers and that glimpse of the palace All this happened long before I came along All this was already all done and gone Sorry I couldn’t watch the faces of the passers-by As you busked in the street doing just what you love Sorry I couldn’t see the light in your hair The first time you sang your own songs on the stage All this happened before I came along All this was already all done & gone But I’m here now and I’d like to stay ‘cause I don’t want to miss anymore of your days (instrumental) All this happened before I came along All this was already all done & gone But I’m here now and I want to stay ‘cause I want to share the rest of your days ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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Togetherness 04:57
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ You shall be together You shall be together Let there be space Let the winds of the heavens dance between you Let your love be Let your love be a sea moving between the shores of your souls The shores of your souls You shall be together You shall be together ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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This three song EP was originally created during the summer of 2010 and released in September of the same year. The songs were written, recorded and produced in a loving collaboration between Amanda & Pete, as their wedding EP.

The textured melodies offer an exquisite blend of guitar, piano, banjo, vocals and percussion. The lyrical themes circle desire, commitment, and blissful love.

The second track, "Before I Came Along", features the brothers of the Santa Fe based folk orchestra, Round Mountain: Char Rothschild on accordion and Robby Rothschild on Kora (West African harp).

The third track "Togetherness" is inspired by Khalil Gibran's writings on marriage from his work, "The Prophet". This EP was originally printed as a limited edition, and is now available for digital download.

Enjoy with an open heart!

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FROM THE LINER NOTES...
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~ the stars have aligned ~

Created with Reverence & Gratitude
for Truth, Love & Understanding
and for One Another

by Amanda West & Pete Solomon
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released September 23, 2010

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RECORDED AT Grandview Studios, Felton, CA
and Bear Creek Studios, Bonny Doon, CA
~ Summer 2010 ~


MUSICIANS -
* AMANDA WEST - vocals, guitar, harmonies & banjo
* PETE SOLOMON - grand piano, saxophone, vocals, cajon, keys & percussion
and Special Guests: ROUND MOUNTAIN ~
* ROBBY ROTHSCHILD - kora
* CHAR ROTHSCHILD - accordion

ARTWORK BY Elizabeth Jonasson


~ May the Spirit of Music be ever present on our Journey and yours ~

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Amanda West California

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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