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  1. Ugly Pretty Face

Joel Lamb puts his keyboard brilliance on this one!
Ugly Pretty Face is about the duality that exists in all of us. Learning to embrace it within ourselves and therefore in everyone else essentially letting ourselves and everyone else off the hook.
I was inspired by the Soul classics that used latin influences in the rhythm section of the arrangements .
As always I love the 'call and answer' backing vocals of the same genre.
I love me some harmonies!

Lyrics

The way I used to think
and so I’m here
The brokest I’ve ever been
yet rich in my discovery
Here in this world
there’s so much beauty
I can’t keep on pushing
When the stillness is what heals me I’m too young to know better
There is solace in the retreat
I know longer fear or hide it
I’m changing faith in it’s place
I accept that only I can change
Still some days
I feel so strange
In that mask, in that veil
My ugly pretty face
Maybe it’s to be expected
Smiled upon and accepted
Closest to perfection
or just my own perception
And still so contradicted
There is solace in the retreat I no longer fear or hide it
I’m changing faith in it’s place
I accept that only I can change
Still some days
I feel so strange
In that mask, in that veil
My ugly pretty face
Funny how we see ourselves
Judging every line
People all around us
they can see we’re doing fine
My pretty, pretty face
I no longer fear
Pretty, pretty face
No longer hide it
Pretty, pretty face