Just Breathe

by @beacon

Liner Notes

I needed to get my first song on the board (damn you @vivalarayna for posting the #firstfruits challenge! I was going to take it easy the first few days!)

As our world has been in such a mess, it's so easy to whip yourself up into a frothy lather. I was thinking that I keep needing to just stay centered in myself and think about what I can do to make the world a better place, and not obsess on all the bad that is out there. This song is the result.

#fuc #ukulele #guy_with_ukulele #meditative #singer_songwriter #one_take

Lyrics

Just Breathe
Lyrics & Music ©2022 Ken Mattsson/BeaconBeats Music

Chorus
[C] Nowhere else but here
[Am] Nowhere else but now
[F] Where I need to [G7] be
Just [C] breathe

V1
The [Dm] mind can be a scary place
Where [Em7] outsiders intrude
[F] Uninvited scavengers
With [G] righteous attitudes

V2
[Dm] Hard to tell which voice is yours
And [Em7] which is playing games
A[F]gendas and false diatribes
And [G7] they can sound the same

Chorus

Bridge
Get [Dm] still and get quiet
And [A] wait for a reply
What’s [D7] true and loves you dearly
Will [G7] always show you why

Chorus



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A philosophy I can identify with. Fine bridge and your voice is in fine fettle throughout.

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I love the title. Your voice is intimate and expressing feeling very well. Your melody fits the lyric very well. I really like that chorus both in melody and in message.

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What a wonderful voice you have! It would sound great even without any musical accompaniment at all, but with this simple ukulele backing, it’s really great.

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@aniya_ph

Woah, I want to learn to play the uke like that! Thank you for this very calming song.

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@crisp1

You make the ukulele sound like a harp here, wow! Lovely song.

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I can so relate to this. 'Breathe' is a title that's been on my mind lately.

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I love that line 'where I need to be, just breathe.' Lovely contemplative song.

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Very beautiful and very true. A lovely reminder to just be in the moment.

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a very important message that I certainly need reminding of from time to time. thanks for this Ken, a lovely little Uke accompaniment as well

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I like the finger-style ukulele playing and the sentiment of the lyrics. Nice start to 50/90...

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@candle

A poignant song that is so true in today's chaotic world. A great reminder that we all need to slow down & take time to "just breathe". A lovely song that expresses this sentiment exactly. I was imagining orchestrations entering at the second chorus, but the more I think about it, this song needs to "just breathe" & stay simple - as you have shared it with us. Excellent work start to 50/90 Ken!

See You In The Shadows…

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Great insight and advice beautifully delivered. Nice change up at the bridge and lovely flow to the chorus. Gorgeous vocals too!

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@gm7

very nice chorus ...we all need to relax and breathe.

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How pretty and timeless! So many of us can relate to it.

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@jtsteam

Nice gentle picking here, and a lovely sentiment with a pretty tune. Yes, keep calm, remember to breathe. Very nice!

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A really beautiful sentiment, very much needed at the moment, and perfectly expressed. Love hearing your voice at any time, Ken. Glad I found you on here after the account name change (just hit follow). Have a wonderful 50/90 :)

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@nadine

I want this in my meditation playlist. This is soothing!

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@andrea

I love this. It really resonates with me. The chorus is just perfection. Amidst all the 'stuff', just focus and breathe. Love the vocals and soft music. A wonderful combination that works beautifully.

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Oh, such a lovely song to start off 50/90. I'm so glad I could infuriate - I mean, inspired- you! 🤣 This truly is a wonderfully calming and centering tune that is also a great mantra to repeat in these trying times. Thank you for the reminder!

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A surprising lot of issues hidden in such a gentle tune! Lovely song Ken! A terrific first song for 50/90.

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Such a lovely song. I like the sentiment. Just breathe. Great start to the summer. Nice to hear you.

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Ah this is beautiful and a wonderful start to 5090! Yes the @vivalarayna challenge definitely re-directed my first song as well 😀

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nice one, great sentiment- well expressed! I love how you change it up melodically in the bridge, too- that climb up and the resolution from the bridge to the chorus is a very satisfying moment musically that feels classic. and of course, wonderfully zen lyric!

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I appreciate this song. It's soothing and gentle and calming. Thank you.

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aw lovely, gentle and calming. with an apt simplicity, both in writing and delivery. very nice start. yay happy 5090

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excellent performance of a strongly constructed song. the message is eternal yet timely. in fact, there have been recent studies on the relationship between breathing disorders and anxiety.

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@mikehex

Yep, meditation is hard. It sounds like you're more accomplished than I in that discipline, but this is very relatable. Nice tune!

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@roddy

Good to see you back and this is a very good start to 50/90. Very poignant but consoling lyrics. The ukulele has a classical guitar feel to it.