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Can't Be Me Without You

from Move in Closer by Britt Arnesen

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Words and music by Britt Arnesen

Can’t be me without you
Can’t hold my tune
The notes when they come
Come right undone
Falter in sadness and break

Can’t be me without you
Can’t spell it out
Strange words on the page
I don’t know what they say
Were they written by demons in vain
Oh lord speak for me today

Can’t be me without you
I forgot how to walk
The mountain's too high
Without you by my side
I’d tumble and fall like a rock

Can’t be me without you
I wander and stray
Find each fork in the road
Each wrong way to go
Help me to trust and obey
Oh lord walk with me today

Guitar solo

Can’t be me without you
Can’t trust my eyes
I have no faith in my mind
I tell myself lies
Just to tear up my heart all inside

Can’t be me without you
Can’t earn my own praise
Help me oh lord
To be grateful for
The blessings you bring me each day

Oh lord stay with me I pray
Oh lord walk with me today


from Move in Closer, released April 4, 2021
Britt Arnesen: songwriter, vocals, acoustic guitar
Spencer Hoveskeland: Bass

Recorded by Britt Arnesen at Free Cycles Missoula during the Great Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020-2021. Mixed/mastered by Brian Hazard.


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Britt Arnesen Missoula, montana

Britt K. Arnesen is a Montana folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. She plays in the longtime Missoula band Pinegrass. Britt is originally from Juneau, Alaska.

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