Asking Questions of Your Soul

by Karen Law

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Lyrical folk rock with a celtic flavour. Guitar led songs featuring finger-picking style, vocal harmonies, flute and trumpet. Upbeat and reflective, connecting with your soul.

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released May 1, 2014

Karen Law: Vocals, guitar, flute, keyboard
Tommy Leonard: Vocals, guitar
Murray Law: Guitar, trumpet, vocals
Forte: Mandolin
David Law: Didgeridoo
Hazel Law: Violin, vocals
Roanna Law: Guitar, vocals

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Karen Law QLD, Australia

Karen Law is a folk rock singer-songwriter from Australia whose songs contain honest comfort and life-affirming insight.
Karen sings of journeys, both outer and inner, of healing, recovery and the eternal spirit.

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Track Name: All I Need
Guess I've always been just a little bit mad
I open the window but I don't jump out
You wouldn't believe the troubles I've had
But they're mostly in my head

All I need is this tiny seed and some fertile ground to plant it in
The warming breeze blowing patiently and a song to sing while I'm waiting

Come lay yourself down at the foot of my bed
And we'll forget about the silly things that I said
Spend our time making love instead
Before it all turns bad

All I need is this tiny seed and some fertile ground to plant it in
The warming breeze blowing patiently and a song to sing while I'm waiting

waiting, waiting, waiting
I will love you in the morning when the sunlight hits the sky
And all the universe is forming, forming right before your eyes
It's time to recognise your calling, calling
You're gonna step right out

Oooh, ooo wah wah wah
Oooh, ooo wah wah wah
Oooh, ooo wah wah wah
Oooh wah wah

All I need is this tiny seed and some fertile ground to plant it in
The warming breeze blowing patiently and a song to sing while I'm waiting
Track Name: How To Be True
I've been feeling pretty down, so I'm going on a trip I can't afford
It may not make me happy, but at least it ought to stop me getting bored

This won't do I know how to be true
At least I think I do, do do do do

The world is closing in and everyone keeps coming back for more
The second time around my friend is always so much harder than before

This won't do I know how to be true
At least I think I do, do do do do

It's getting kinda late for anybody here to understand
I want to run away but I need someone to take me by the hand

This won't do I know how to be true
At least I think I do, do do do do
Track Name: Find This Out
I don't have to tell you it's been a long year
And I'm still counting the cost
It's got me to wonder what I'm doing here
Yeah I'm feeling kinda lost

Don't want to find this out
Don't want to play that part
Don't want to leave the house
Don't want to be this hard

Looking over my shoulder they're coming on strong
Everything I've ever worried about, all I've done wrong
A little older a little wiser and I'm doing fine
At least I would've been if I could only read your mind

Don't want to find this out
Don't want to play that part
Don't want to leave the house
Don't want to be this hard

You can talk to me, talk to me,
Talk to me, talk to me
Talk to me, talk to me, I'm not listening

So I'm trying hard to believe this is gonna end well
I might not need pulling from the jaws of hell
And this trouble I'm in could be all in my head
Time to stop thinking and learn how to feel instead

Don't want to find this out
Don't want to play that part
Don't want to leave the house
Don't want to be this hard
Track Name: Breathe In, Breathe Out
I wouldn't take bad advice if you paid me
I've been a little, been a little unkind
To myself lately
I'm gonna let it, gonna let it unwind

And I want to be sure of one thing now
I need to get it straight
I'm gonna be open with you
No strangers at the gate

Are you ready, are you ready, are you ready?

Breathe in, breathe out
It really is that simple, it really is what life is all about
Breathe in, breathe out
Take your time for laughing
Take your time to shout it, shout it, shout it out

I can see lots of faces at the window
I'm gonna ask them, gonna ask them to leave
And there will be no-one hiding in the shadows
If I remember, I remember to breathe

And I'm gonna look deep inside myself
I wonder what I'll find
I don't need to think about anything
Just open up my mind

I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready...

Breathe in, breathe out
It really is that simple, it really is what life is all about
Breathe in, breathe out
Take your time for laughing
Take your time to shout it, shout it, shout it out
Breathe in, breathe out, la la la la la la la la la la
Breathe in, breathe out, la la la la la la la la la la

And I wanna be sure of one thing now
I need to get it straight
I'm gonna be open with you
No more strangers at the gate
Are you ready, are you ready, are you ready?

Breathe in, breathe out
It really is that simple, it really is what life is all about
Breathe in, breathe out
Take your time for laughing
Take your time to shout it, shout it, shout it out
Breathe in, breathe out, la la la la la la la la la la
Breathe in, breathe out, la la la la la la la la la la
Track Name: Take My Soul
You never were one for the long goodbyes
I'd hold you closer if I could
Honesty is falling from our eyes
We are not made of stone or wood

And if I sit here for the rest of my life
I might even see you move and you can take my soul with you
Take my soul with you

Pull back the curtains let me come inside
There's nothing more that I can do
We are the sum of all we try to hide
You've done your share of all that too

And if I sit here for the rest of my life
I might even see you move and you can take my soul with you
Take my soul with you
Track Name: Time Of Your Life
When the winter broke
We were hiding from ourselves again
Finally someone spoke
And it felt as if I'd lost a friend

And all that you could've been
All that you should've been
Was only asking questions of your soul
All that you could've been
All that you should've been
Was only learning how to let it go

Wasting the time, wasting the time, wasting the time...of your life

When the summer came
You were running through the fields again
Like a favourite game
It was over before it begun

And all that you could've been
All that you should've been
Was only asking questions of your soul
All that you could've been
All that you should've been
Was only learning how to let it go

Wasting the time, wasting the time, wasting the time...of your life

And all that you could've been
All that you should've been
Was only asking questions of your soul
All that you could've been
All that you should've been
Was only learning how to let it go

Wasting the time, wasting the time, wasting the time...of your life
Track Name: Walk In Circles
Your mind is a powerful thing don't you think?
You might just listen to it
The laws of living can drive you to drink
Or to a different spirit

But you walk in circles
(Everybody's fighting something)
Walk in circles
(gotta keep your mind on something)
Walk in circles
(Everybody's hiding when you)
Walk in circles, and you talk in whispers

There is a proverb that you may have heard
About a journey
It starts with the very first step, the first word
Can break the habit

But you walk in circles
(Everybody's fighting something)
Walk in circles
(gotta keep your mind on something)
Walk in circles
(Everybody's hiding when you)
Walk in circles, and you talk in whispers

You know you've gotta listen to me
Like your life depends on it
Because your life depends on it
You know your life depends on it

But you walk in circles
(Everybody's fighting something)
Walk in circles
(gotta keep your mind on something)
Walk in circles
(Everybody's hiding when you)
Walk in circles, and you talk in whispers
Track Name: Someone Must Have Prayed
Someone must have prayed for me today
'Cause I woke up in a kind of hell and now it's all gone away
"I don't believe in God", I used to say
Perhaps I still don't
But I'm saying thank you anyway

Put your hand where I can touch it, here, now
Brush my cheek, no don't speak, let me show you how

Stay, stay, stay

The stars have all been shaken up tonight
They're spinning faster than ever, I hope you're holding tight
If you think too much you'll give yourself a fright
Are we going into the darkness?
Or heading for the light?

Put your hand where I can touch it, here, now
Brush my cheek, no don't speak, let me show you how

Stay, stay, stay
Track Name: Strength In Numbers
We may look like a ragged band
With no shoes on our feet
We may hold out a bleeding hand
Our fellows to greet
And the people are crossing over
To the other side of the street
I'm still waiting, waiting for us to meet

You may cry like a refugee
In the cold quiet of night
You may bend like an ancient tree
In search of the light
When that old tunnel is still holding out
With no ending in sight
You never, never give up the fight

And there's strength in numbers, strength in names
Strength in freedom, strength in chains
In the end it all comes down to the same
When you've got nothing to lose you've got everything to gain

We may look like a ragged band
With no shoes on our feet
We may hold out a bleeding hand
Our fellows to greet
Look now, someone's crossing over
From the other side of the street
And I'm sure now, sure we're gonna meet

And there's strength in numbers, strength in names
Strength in freedom, strength in chains
In the end it all comes down to the same
When you've got nothing to lose you've got everything to gain

When you've got nothing to lose, you've got everything to gain
When you've got nothing to lose, you've got everything to gain

And there's strength in numbers, strength in names
Strength in freedom, strength in chains
In the end it all comes down to the same
When you've got nothing to lose you've got everything to gain
When you've got nothing to lose you've got everything to gain
Track Name: So Much Rain
Welcome to my life, does it sound a bit like yours?
Fell from the skylight and landed on the floor
And what'll it take 'til somebody wakes me up to start again
There's a knock on the door I'm still on the floor
Thank Heavens for my friends...

God I've never seen so much rain
Now that it's falling on the inside as well
Think I might just let it wash me clean
Hold onto hope like a whisper and choke that drowning instinct

Welcome to my life, you sound a bit surprised
Seen all the highlights, the cream upon the pie
And everyone claps and everyone cheers and drinks to my good health
From down here on the floor I'm not even sure I recognise myself

God I've never seen so much rain
Now that it's falling on the inside as well
Think I might just let it wash me clean
Hold onto hope like a whisper and choke that drowning instinct
Hope like a whisper will choke that drowning instinct
Track Name: Own worst enemy
I've only been here once before
Normally headed for the door
But this time I'm wanting more
And I don't know if it can last
Too many shadows in my past
I don't know what I take me for

I don't have to be, I don't have to be
I don't have to be my own worst enemy

You know the struggle takes its toll
On your body and your soul
You wonder why you're getting old
But through it all you carry on
No matter how hard or how long
You're only doing what you're told

You don't have to be, you don't have to be
you don't have to be your own worst enemy

You don't have to be, you don't have to be
You don't have to be your own worst enemy

We don't have to be, we don't have to be
We don't have to be our own worst enemy
Track Name: Unhappy Passenger
Hey unhappy passenger I wonder where you're going
Hey unhappy passenger I've got no way of knowing
I just saw you on the side of the road, sitting on your heavy load
You'd been waiting far too long...unhappy passenger

hey unhappy passenger I wonder what you're thinking
Hey unhappy passenger your water's not for drinking
You're just staring out of my window
Eyes fixed upon the road
You've been silent far too long...unhappy passenger

And I bet you don't even know which side I'm on
And I bet you won't even miss me when I'm gone
So long, so long unhappy passenger

Hey unhappy passenger I'm under no illusion
Hey unhappy passenger you and me, confusion
I should leave you by the side of the road
Though you're carrying a heavy load
And I've waited far too long...unhappy passenger

And I bet you don't even know which side I'm on
And I bet you won't even miss me when I'm gone
And I bet you never tried to count how long
So long, so long unhappy passenger
Track Name: Wasted Hour
Hard to imagine much stronger than this
The winds are blowing right on over me
I try to hold on, I don't want to miss
I need some change and some stability

So come and enjoy this wasted hour
Yeah come and enjoy this wasted hour
yeah come and enjoy this wasted hour
yeah come and enjoy this wasted hour

It's in the distance, on the horizon
It's like the light from a falling star
it's deep within you, it's way above us
It's everything you've been and what you are

So come and enjoy this wasted hour
Yeah come and enjoy this wasted hour
yeah come and enjoy this wasted hour
yeah come and enjoy this wasted hour