MEANT TO BE - Track 3 video

"Meant To Be" is a song that to me represents the rather naked way my latest record, "The Clarke Hall Sessions”, was recorded.  The song was co-written with Debra Alexander and talks about peeling away the layers, breaking out of a shell that hides our true essence.  While most records today - including my previous recordings - are made with multiple overdubs, many hours of edits & fix ups, this one was made in the moment captured entirely live in one take (save for one song where I forgot the lyrics and had a rare second take that I could cut from.)  If you've ever had the chance to see me live, you'll know that this is the closest it gets to that experience, peeling away the layers of production to give you the true essence, of the song, of me and my amazing players, and of the room we played in click below to watch the video

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David

- LYRIC -
I’ve been twisting in my skin
And the chrysalis I’m in
Is holding back my heart

I’ve been locked out from the sky
Like an unborn butterfly
Shut up in the dark 

  
         But I’ve got wings beneath my fear 
         They’re gonna break me outta here 
  
                  I’ve decided I can’t hide this crazy part of me 
                  That kicks and screams and knows the dream  
                  Of who I’m meant to be, meant to be 
  
I’m gonna learn what life is for 
Ride the wind and soar 
Let it guide me home 
  
Yeah I’ve known it all along 
Only I can sing this song 
And make it my own 
  
So I’ll keep wrestling this tune 
         Howling at the moon 

                  I’ve decided I can’t hide this crazy part of me 
                  That kicks and screams and knows the dream  
                  Of who I’m meant to be, meant to be 
  
INSTRUMENTAL 
  
         I’ll keep wrestling this tune 
         Wave my freak flag at the moon 
  
                  I’ve decided I can’t hide this crazy part of me 
                  That kicks and screams and knows the dream  
                  Of who I’m meant to be, meant to be

Written by David Leask & Debra Alexander


Chrysalis Photograph by Sid Mosdell

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