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I thought it would be fun to make an affirmation blues song, so I did... this is the writing demo


I choose to be happy. I choose to be free
I choose not to live my life in fear and misery

I choose not to worry, I choose to be fine
I choose to do anything but sit around and whine​​​​

I choose to be comfortable, living in my skin
I choose to be satisfied with the place that I am in

I choose to be upbeat, I choose to kind
I choose not to let somebody else make up my mind

I choose to be careful; I choose not to fall
I choose the direction that I’m going after all

I choose to be confident, and to never live in doubt
I choose to be satisfied when I do without

Ain’t giving that power to nobody else but me
Ain’t never gonna let nobody else do that you see

I choose to be faithful, I choose to be good
I choose just to live my life in the way I know I should

I choose to surround me with good people I know
I choose to be satisfied and to let it show

I choose to be honest, sober and sincere
Ain’t nobody mess my mind and make me live in fear

chose my destination and choose my when and how
I choose to be satisfied in the with the man that I am now

Words and Music by Mike Lawson Psychotronic Music BMI
Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved


from Some Songs in the Key of Poe, released September 13, 2019


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Mike Lawson & Friends Nashville, Tennessee

Mike Lawson has, over 30 years, recorded and/or performed together with Merl Saunders, Vince Welnick, Vassar Clements, Pete Sears, Gary Talley, John McEuen, Bob Welch, Dennis Robbins, Joe Louis Walker, Jorma Kaukonen, Phil Keaggy, Jack Casady, Scott Guberman, Dianne Davidson, Noah Wall, Tyra Juliette, Bill Vitt, Rob Wasserman, Michael Cleveland, Phil Madeira, and a host of other amazing friends. ... more

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