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When I Try To Be Me

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And this is the last of the little threesome of In Your Hands, Little Thing, and this one, When I Try To Be Me.

It’s in the key of 4th fret and was written just over a month later than the other two, on 19th March 1994.

I’m not sure I did eat all the cornflakes up (not a big fan), but I can confirm that they did throw (wooden) bricks at the window. Luckily neither of them had managed to score a hit before we figured out what they were trying to do.

When I Try To Be Me - A A J Russe

Sun rises in the morning
But you say it’s too early to get up
So we rock the cots and pick the woodchip
And generally mess the bedroom up
And you say
I want you to be happy
I long for you to be free
Why then do you stop me
When I try to be me

On the breakfast table
There is this awful muck
What happened to the cornflakes
Huh, Daddy ate them up
And he says
I want you to be happy
I long for you to be free
Why then do you stop me
When I try to be me

All the morning it was raining
And that was boring through and through
So we threw bricks at the window
To see what you would do

Dinner time is coming
But you won’t let me near the feast
You say it’s got to cool down
But that don’t calm the beast

Bed-time is the best time
At least that’s what you say
But I don’t see how you could have a good time
When we’re not there to play
And I want you to be happy
I long for you to be free
Why then do you stop me
When I try to be me

Copyright (C) 1994 A A J Russe. All Rights Reserved.

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Paul Matthews said

Like this a lot....especially the unexpected chord progressions in the 'all the morning it was raining' segment....!

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James Michael Taylor said

"I want you to be happy I long for you to be free..." That scares me. It sounds like, "Goodbye." Love the clean guitar sound.

Guest said

Wow, love your sound....I downloaded a couple so I can listen as I have time driving and running....from Amazing ....

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slkrell said

morning Andrew. Your secret Celtic self is peeking out here, I think you should be your self more often on this highland rank , cus I think its sweeeeeeet

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Lady Jane said

Love the guitar on this :) They've certainly stood the test of time! x

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Shed Sounds said

Love that unexpected chord change in the middle eight - Great work!

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Greg Connor said

I love that wooden acoustic sound. Nice little hook in there. It’s another winner Andrew.

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Colleen Dillon said

This group of songs is just amazing. To think about you writing them in '94... amazing. Your guitar is just gorgeous on this one. Awesome all around.

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Gary Fox said

A few measures in and I am already smiling. I can feel the warmth of this song coming through, and I love how your acoustic sounds. Great cut!

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KCsGroove said

Another wonderful song, Andrew very much enjoyed KC

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thetworegs said

Sounds like you’ve been inside my youngest sons head. Seb would agree totally...... excellent delivery as always ...