Circles (Free But Not Free)

by Beccy Owen & Changing Lives

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Free But Not Free: a creative programme in which women with experience of the Criminal Justice System tell their stories and share their experiences through their cultural heritage and engagement in making various kinds of art.

A note from Beccy on the songwriting process:

"The lyrics and the music you hear, whilst carved and shaped by me, are a direct response to the richness of the discussions that emerged amongst North East women in South Shields, Byker and George Street.

The resonances and images that emerged were powerful as the women began talking about their emotional andmental health, challenging circumstances and complex, emotional experiences.


It was an amazing thing to try to express all of this through music, and it was great to get such a positive sense of pride from the women in what we had made together."

Please go to changing-lives.org.uk for more information about this programme.

lyrics

Circles (Free But Not Free)

VERSE ONE
I’ve been put down for most of my life
Hurtful things that make me battle inside
Until I’m twitching and I’m fighting to stay
I gotta take it, I gotta take it, I gotta take as it come every day

CHORUS
I’ve been thinking about the past and how far I’ve come
Been dreaming about the future and all I could become
I’ve been thinking about the past and how far I’ve come
Been dreaming about the future and all I could become

BRIDGE
You do you and I’ll do me
You do you and I’ll do me

VERSE TWO
I’ve been walking by the water’s edge
Feelin’ trapped I need to empty my head
But all the expectation gets in my way
I gotta take it, I gotta take it, I gotta take as it come every day



CHORUS
I been thinking about the time when I was at peace
Still waiting for the moment when I can be released
I been thinking about the time when I was at peace
Still waiting for the moment when I can be released

BRIDGE
Free but not free that is me
Free but not free that is me


VERSE 3
I’ve been afraid to trust for the longest time
Too many scars on this heart of mine
And it can take so long to know what to say
I gotta take it, I gotta take it, I gotta take as it come every day


CHORUS 3
I’ve been thinking about this pain and how it’s shaping me
Been going round in circles trying to be free
I’ve been thinking about this pain and how it’s shaping me
Been going round in circles trying to be free

BRIDGE
Seen but not seen that is me
Seen but not seen that is me
Free but not free that is me
Free but not free that is me

credits

released August 3, 2020
Lyrics and music by Beccy Owen in collaboration with Changing Lives.

Performed by Beccy Owen and the Changing Lives Ensemble.

Recorded by Julie Bartley at Rolling Audio

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