The Way It Is

by Carmen

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Written after a very difficult time, I wanted to share how I was feeling and this was the result, I hope it becomes a song you enjoy, as it's one so close to my heart, thank you.


Sacred flame, burns within my heart again
Space is filled with light
Concentrate, reminisce the autumn days,
Leaves and gold combined

And I still remember days when I loved you,
Or believed that that was the truth,
I cried so hard, that's just the way it is

And I hoped that you would truly love me,
And in the end you'd tell me softly,
I prayed so hard, but that's just the way it is.


released November 15, 2012
Guitar and vocals: Carmen
Mixing and production: Meri Everitt



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Carmen UK

Passionate perfectionist performer addicted to soul/jazz/music that moves me.

Often found in the gym, running, grunting and lifting huge weights about.

Or sitting serenely painting portraits of inspirational humans, beloved cat by my side.

And getting on his nerves when I feel the need to play the guitar in the middle of the night with a song idea.
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