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Shift the blame

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Sometimes a person will come into your life to be your mirror and show you things about yourself that you are too afraid to look at. Once you see these things it's a process of acceptance, forgiveness and letting go that leads us to freedom. At least, that's what she said…

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I was taking time out on the road when a girl I thought I didn't know came and sat down on the floor right next to me
She said did you ever believe that real love was something that you were capable of
If you opened your heart and mind you would see

It’s not as hard as you think it is if you let yourself feel tenderness
It will walk right in if you give it room to breathe
It's never too late to turn around if you trip and fall and hit the ground 'cause life will give you everything you need

And there will come a time when you will see that all your pain and misery will vanish in the blink of one blue eye
Just a powerful clear intention will lead right to your destination you could have anything you want if you try


She said:
How long will you play this game with yourself and everyone
The broken hearts left in your wake were they only just for fun?
I'm sick of watching you self destruct but there's nothing I can do
'Cause at the end of the day when you shift the blame it will all end up on
You

Her words took me quite by surprise
How could she see through my disguise
And where did she find out those things she knew about me?

'Cause I never believed that real love was something that I was capable of
I never opened my heart and mind to see
She said that I could make a change
But the choice was mine to stay the same
Forever thinking there must be more to life

I was too afraid to look at first
At the things I knew would surely hurt
So I kept pretending everything was fine

But how long will I play this game with myself and everyone?
The broken hearts left in my wake weren't even all that fun
I'm sick of watching myself destruct it's a hard thing to see
‘Cause at the end of the day when I shift the blame it will all end up on


I never saw her again
But my soul won't forget her
I never caught her name
But I know that doesn't matter

I know now who's to blame when things could be better
And everything has changed since the day that I met her

And now I believe that real love is something that I am capable of
I opened my heart and mind now I see that

I don't need to play this game with myself and everyone
With an open heart I'll make a change and when all is said and done
I'll flip the switch I'll break the chains so the whole world can see that
At the end of the day when there's no one to blame we'll all start living

I don't need to play this game with myself and everyone
With an open heart I'll make a change and when all is said and done
I'll flip the switch and break the chains so the whole world can see that
At the end of the day when we give up the blame we'll all start living
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from Chase the sun, released December 8, 2013

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Devin Howell Cape Town, South Africa

Devin writes songs that convey the message of life in all it's colours. Aural pictures of the serious, the comical, the sexual and the spiritual aspects of our world.
With Pertinent musings and infectious groovings, Devin's introspective philosophy combines with catchy melodies and feel-good rhythms to create an uplifting journey through our spectrum of emotions and heart vibrations.
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