Be Yourself

by Grant Siedle

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released October 29, 2012

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Grant Siedle Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne based singer song writer and piano player. 2 albums released so far s an independent artist.

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Track Name: Feel the force
Feel the force

I’m looking around
And I like what I see
Pretty girls in little dresses
Lookin’ back at me

Now that I’ve found
A way to be free
I can almost feel the spirit
Rising up in me

Life’s too short
To sit around
Waiting for a sign
When it’s right here to be found

Feel the force (you can feel that it’s real)
Let it ride with you
Feel the force (you can feel that it’s real)
It’s inside of you
Whoh! May the force be with you

I used to be worried
I used to be sad
Telling everyone I knew
That life was oh so bad

But now I see sunshine
Where I used to see rain
Now I don’t let trouble find me
Now I can’t feel pain
Track Name: Be Yourself
Be yourself

Actors act, singers sing
Dancers do their dancing thing
Lovers got to love someone
Jokers got to have some fun

DJ’s have to spin that disc
Gamblers need to take a risk
Waiters got to wait somewhere
But bums ain't got to be nowhere

Do what you do best - be yourself
Take a good look around at all the rest but be yourself

English teachers learn to spell
Doctors they can make you well
Widows mourn to show their sorrow
Psychics can reveal tomorrow

Poets seek to find a rhyme
Prisoners have to serve their time
Sailors love to sail away
And Bishops kneel and learn to pray (so now..)

Chorus

But you can’t change into everything you’re seeing
You’re only human
You ain't no Chameleon

Lawyers got to know the law
Umpires have to keep the score
Little 'itty' babies learn to walk
And the 'Speechies' they got to teach the talk
Track Name: Same same old
Same same old

Words and music by Grant Siedle

I’m walking to your house
Number 54
Back down that old road
To the front door

I know you’ll be there
I know you’ll be waiting
There’s nothing new these days
There’s no use anticipating

Same words, same old lines
Same scriptwriter everytime
I know it’s the same old day
Wrapped up in another way

Same, same same same old
Same, same all over again

It’s the same same same
Same same old

I need a vacation
In the sun and sand
A one way destination
To the promised land

I’m climbin’ the walls
I’m hoping the phone’s gonna ring
Reading between the lines
Got to see what the night brings

Same booze same hotels
Late night scuffles and cigarette smells
The old ‘wino’ down the road I know
Still loooking for a place to go
Track Name: One way road
One way road

Words and music by Grant Siedle

As the crow flies it’s not a long way
But you’ve not been that way before
And in my eyes I think you should stay
And you will find the key to the door

If you could walk in time with me
Then you might see what I see
Take it from me
I’ve spent so many years
Going the wrong way down a one way road

As a young man you can only see
Sunshine coming through the rain
But an old man knows that he will be
Looking back through tears once again

If you could walk in time with me
Then you might see what I see
Take it from me
I’ve spent so many years
Going the wrong way down a one way road

And though the wind whispers your name
Calls out to you
You will find that it’s never the same
Seasons will change it’s true
Track Name: Angel of the night
Angel of the night

Words and music by Grant Siedle

Monday night – my week’s already dead
I want to hear a voice that’s not inside my head
No need to sleep but I don’t want to stay awake
I’ve got to see someone – this silence needs to break

I pick up the phone, hit memory number four
It won’t be long and she’ll be knocking on my door

She’s my angel of the night
Comes on by – makes me feel alright
Pretty angel, standing in the light
Help me make it through the night

Friday night – getting ready to leave the town
This empty house I don’t want to be around
I wind my way down the road to the solace of the sea
Taking a ‘break from a break’ as my folks would say to me

I’ve got to wake up from this recurring dream
Stop watching my life slide by like a movie on a screen

She’s my angel…

Sunday morning – lying in the bed
I stayed around too long when I should have gone home instead
But there she was – I didn’t know her name
But I knew the song, a little wine and you know we’re all the same

Aah but I know I can still pretend
That this angel is my one and only friend
Track Name: Keep burning
Keep Burning by Grant Siedle May 2006

So long
Gotta say goodbye
So long
You won’t see me cry

How long must I wait my turn
How long baby will the fire burn

Keep burning for me
Keep yearning for me

When sadness takes over
When life is unfair
When love proves elusive
You pray that there’s someone there

Keep burning for me
Keep yearning for me

And when you know
Which way your heart wants to go
Then follow it…

My heart wants to take this chance
But my heart is in your hands
So this time wont you let it be
This time baby feels right to me

She sailed on the southern wind
Brought these changes blowing in
These days are not quite my own
But one day soon..
Track Name: Your soul
Your soul

Words and music by Grant Siedle

Broken beads lying on my bed
Scattered thoughts running through my head
Should I call – will she be at home?
Is she waiting by the telephone?

When you’re feeling kind of lonely
Your pride is on the line
You think of the one that you used to hold late at night

Your world is falling apart
This girl is breaking your heart
But don’t you ever let them know
That they have broken your hold
And don’t you ever…

Don’t you ever let them touch your soul

Velvet skin but it wont go far
What she does isn’t who you are
And when you leave there’ll be no surprise
Because the truth is written in your eyes

When you’re feeling kind of lonely
Your pride is on the line
You think of the one that you used to hold late at night

Your world is falling apart
This girl is breaking your heart
But don’t you ever let them know
That they have broken your hold
And don’t you ever
Track Name: Family
Family

Words and music by Grant Siedle
April 2007

It’s been a long time coming
But now I’m starting to feel alright
There was a cloud overhead
But now I’m starting to see the light

Too proud and strong
One face to the world and one backstage
But the time has come
To stand up and sing this silent rage

We are family
Brothers, sisters and friends are going to set you free
In this family we try to live in harmony

So many ways to behave
Too many choices to make each day
But in a moment of truth
You can suddenly find your way

Time to stand up and fight
The people who pushed you down
The folks who don’t know your name

We’re back in sight
Take a good look and you will notice we’re not going away

We are family
Brothers, sisters and friends are going to set you free
In this family we try to live in harmony

We are the family
We’re right where we should be
We live in harmony
Track Name: Make his peace
Make his peace

Words and music Grant Siedle 2003


Father has got to fly his way back home
And talk to his mother for the very last time
Durban’s the place – so many miles away
When he arrives what will she say?

The prodigal son sits with his mother
So many years on his own
Taking the road less traveled
Finding his own way back home

He’s got to make his peace

He said goodbye to sisters and brothers
Got a new job, went out on a limb
Gave up a lifestyle for his children
He threw caution to the wind

The prodigal son sits with his mother
So many years on his own
Taking the road less traveled
Finding his own way back home

Make his peace, say goodbye
She’ll understand by the look in his eye

He’s got to make his peace