From the album Scarce (2006)

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(CGCGCC)
Written Sept. 7, 2005 (10am – 1pm). Ironically, I wrote this mostly out of frustration and anger. In the scribbled liner notes to myself, it reads, “[Written] during a lengthy bout with writer’s block. I forced myself to write something, anything.” Anger is hardly a noble reason for writing about pleasant topics such as love and being true to yourself, but sometimes as a writer you take what you’re given when you’re given it. I see this as a sort of companion piece to Save Something for Grace.

Lyrics

You Can Be Yourself
(Eric Peters)

I’m a momma’s boy
she’s a hop-scotch girl
it only took one moment
forever to change my world

my heart was empty
it was lonely and pale
but we keep on searching
‘til love finds us again

if love is a fool’s maze (I want to get lost)
if love is a new day (I want to wake up)
you can see, you can see what it’s done to me
you can be yourself

I thought love was a weapon
to conquer and wield
but love turned out to be humble
and it still conquers me

if love is a fool’s maze (I want to get lost)
if love is a new day (I want to wake up)
you can see, you can see what it’s done to me
you can be, you can be yourself

sometimes we get hurt and love gets crushed on earth
but we still love because we’ve been loved first

if love is a fool’s maze (I want to get lost)
if love is a new day (I want to wake up)
you can see, you can see what it’s done to me
I used to be, used to be someone else
you can be yourself