Just Being Me

by Myles Sanko

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“Just Being Me” the third album release by Myles Sanko. 213 Music © 2016

Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you
touch a human soul be just another human soul. - C.G. Jung

Everybody wants to be somebody but nobody wants to be themselves!
I have gone through life thinking I wasn’t good enough and that I had to be
like others to be liked or understood. After all these years I am finally free to be the
imperfect me and love who I have become. I will speak my mind, do what
makes me happy and love with all my heart.

This album is about love, hope and politics, and has a piece of me
in every part.

The biggest thank you goes out to my wonderful team and fellow musicians for continuing to believe in me and helping me realise this dream:

Tom O’Grady, Rick Hudson, Phil Stevenson, Jon Mapp, Gareth Lumbers
Neil Waters, Neil Penny, Tom White, Ric Elsworth, Helmut Heuer, Miguel Lozano, Sonia Alcantara and Soenke Lohse. Where would I be without you guys.

© 2016 Myles Sanko (213 Music)
℗ 2016 Légère Recordings (LC 14924) & Dox Records (LC 14003)

www.mylessanko.com

All Rights Reserved. Made in the EU.

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released October 28, 2016

Produced by Myles Sanko (213 Music)

Recorded & Mixed by Benedict Lamdin

Recorded at Fish Factory Studios
Additional Recordings by Chris Taylor at Bluebarn Studios
Mastered by Lewis Hopkin at Stardelta Audio Mastering

Photography by Simon Buck
Album Artwork & Design by Myles Sanko

Myles Sanko on Vocals
Rick Hudson on Drums
Jon Mapp on Upright Bass & Electric Bass
Tom O’Grady on Piano, Hammond & Rhodes
Phil Stevenson on Guitar
Neil Waters on Trumpet & Flugel (Horn & String Arranger)
Tom White on Trombone
Gareth Lumbers on Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
Ric Elsworth on Percussion & Vibes
Gareth Lockrane on Flute
Andy J Fairclough on Wurlitzer & Hammond
Wayne Urquhart on Cello
Antonia Pagulatos on Violin
Stella Page on Viola
Jaelee Samll, Davide Basso & Chantal Brown on Backing Vocals

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Making some of the finest new soul music around and landing a whole heap of media attention and radio play, Myles Sanko is the rising star to watch at the moment. Hot off the heels of his European support slots on Gregory Porter's tour, Myles is back in the groove headlining his own shows across UK and Europe following the release of his acclaimed first full length album “Forever Dreaming". ... more

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Track Name: Just Being Me
Just Being Me

Listen to my heart
And the song it sings
Telling me to be strong
For a minute

Master of my fate
Captain of my soul
I know where I belong
For a minute

Let yourself grow
But don’t ever change
Nor apologise
For a minute

I’m just being me, me
I’m just being me, me
I’m just being me

I’m not pre fect
And I’ll never be
But I’ll flight for all to see
That this time I’m just being me

Celebrate yourself
And what you’ve become
Follow your inner light
For a minute

Cultivate your mind
Speak words of wisdom
And you will shine
For a minute

So if this is my freedom
Then I don’t want for nothing else
I just need time, oh I just need time
In this cold world
That’s trying to make me someone else
Oh I just need time, time to just be myself
Track Name: Promises
Promises

We’re no longer asleep
And we will mend our broken dreams
Cos we found our way
To move on to a better place

Finally your promises
Your promises don’t mean a thing
Finally your promises
Your promises don’t mean a thing

You sold us hopes and dreams
The likes that we’ve never seen
Said a change is gonna come
Not just for me but everyone

And we pray and pray on bended knees
Believing you will set us free
But I’m glad that I know
To run far away from you

Finally your promises
Your promises don’t mean a thing
Finally your promises
Your promises don’t mean a thing
To me, to them, my friends, you see, you see
To me, to them, my friends, you see, you see yeah

Nearly every men, woman or child can stand adversity
But if you want to test man's character
Give him power, give him power, give him power

We gave you power to lead
Not to abuse us out of greed
We put our trust in you
You fed us lies and not the truth

Please don't pretending that you care
Give us back our stolen years
But I’m glad that I know
To run far away from you

Finally your promises
Your promises don’t mean a thing
Finally your promises
Your promises don’t mean a thing
To me, to them, my friends, you see, you see yeah
To me, to them, my friends, you see yeah, you see yeah

Finally your promises
Your promises don’t mean a thing
Finally your promises
Your promises don’t mean a thing
To me, to them, my friends, you see, you see yeah
To me, to them, my friends, you see, you see yeah
Track Name: This Ain't Living
This Ain't Living

We are still only slaves
In a world with open gates
Close your eyes then you’ll see
What it means to be free

This ain’t living
This ain’t living no, no, no

We belong to a state
That whispers not love but hate
You can choose to fall in line
Or try real hard to see the signs

This ain’t living
This ain’t living no, no, no

It’s about time
That we need
A revolution of the mind
It’s about time
That we need
A revolution of the mind

This ain’t living
This ain’t living no, no, no

Whilst we stand on freedom’s shore
Praying for one of them brand new storms
I can feel it so can you
But the question is what are we gonna do

This ain’t living
This ain’t living no, no, no

It’s about time
That we need
A revolution of the mind
It’s about time
That we need
A revolution of the mind

This ain’t living
This ain’t living no, no, no
Track Name: Sunshine
Sunshine

You’ve been with me
From the very start
Lifting my spirit
To the heavenly stars

I fell deep in love
With your golden gaze
Cos I come alive
In your embrace

You are that peace of mind
True love for a life time

You are my sunshine yeah
You are my sunshine yeah, yeah

Nothing more fine
Like a glorious day
To ease my pain and
And my troubles away

Bring back that feeling
Of the child I use to be
Young, careless
And free, free, free, free

You are that peace of mind
True love for a life time

You are my sunshine yeah
You are my sunshine yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

- Bridge
Floating on a summer breeze
That’s how you make me feel
Brighting up my every day
Please, please don’t ever go away

Cos you are my sunshine yeah, yeah
Said you are my sunshine yeah, yeah, yeah
My everything you are my sunshine yeah, yeah, yeah
You are my sunshine yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Track Name: For You
For You

Oh yes I was lost
Didn’t know who I was
Then you came into my life
Gave me reason to fight

Helped me find my freedom
When all else was gone
Now that I have found my voice
I'll use it to change my world

My dream their for you, their for you
All of my dreams their for you, their for you

Willing to accept your purpose
Yeah I'm willing to accept

I feel alive again
No longer carry this pain
Food for my soul
I'm never letting you go

My dream their for you, their for you
All of my dreams their for you, their for you

Time stands still
When I’m loving with you
Only you know how I feel
When I’m loving with you
Time stands still
When I’m loving with you
Only you know how I feel
When I’m loving with you oh

My dream their for you, their for you
All of my dreams their for you, their for you
My dream their for you, their for you
All of my dreams their for you, their for you
oh, oh, oh
Track Name: Land Of Paradise
Land Of Paradise

The is no such place so I’ve been told
Because, if there was we would have found it by now
It is just a dream son, just a dream that lives in our minds
Constructed by the world that plays out before us
A dream that will never come to light, like a dying star in a galaxy far, far away from here
Distant galaxy that can only be imagined, because that’s all we can do

We are far away, away from home
And my memories ain’t what they use to be
But I still believes in the power of love
So I’ll show the world that the is nothing wrong
To be seen a child of this universe

Some day we'll find
Some day we'll find
Our land of paradise

Well I choose to hope for more
Like a hungry child begging for life, begging for a better tomorrow
Because, tomorrow doesn't belong to me, you or them, it belongs to the future, it belongs to our children
Tomorrow is a place that has to be better than today
Where all mans differences can be celebrated
Celebrated like a brand new day that promises a chance to make a change

I speak for my generation
And celebrate what we will become
Let’s build upon our freedom song
And show the world that the is nothing wrong
To be seen a child of this universe

Some day we'll find
Some day we'll find
Some day we'll find
Some day we'll find
Our land of paradise
Track Name: I Belong To You
I Belong To You

I belong to you
You belong to me
Through the good times and bad
We'll always be

Runaway with me into the sun
You’ll be my queen and I your king
Grow old together in each others arms
Let’s laugh my friend until the end

I belong to you
You belong to me
Through the good times and bad
We'll always be

Lord only knows what we’ll become
But I’m ready to take the chance
I’ve found in you the perfect one
That holds the key to unlock my heart

I belong to you
You belong to me
Through the good times and bad
We'll always be

Let’s build this home with love and joy
A place to be happy and free
What we’ve found is gold can’t be destroyed
Seasons will come but we’ll never change

Lovers in a world of broken hearts
I'll follow you until the end of time
Part of my dreams are made of you
You love me true in all you do
Track Name: Forget Me Not
Forget Me Not

Memories erased from your beautiful mind
We never knew life could be so unkind
My lovers soul is lost to her past
All the wonderful times we always thought would last

Hey there my love it's me yet again
Let's take a walk down memory lane
We'll sit in a fields of forget me not’s
I'll remind you of the world you forgot

I’ll wait patiently in a corner of your mind
Praying for one more minute of your time

Hey there my love it's me yet again
Let's take a walk down memory lane
We'll sit in a fields of forget me not’s
I'll remind you of the world you forgot

Time is the enemy but times were once good
Come with me and lets re-visit our love

Hey there my love it's me yet again
Let's take a walk down memory lane
We'll sit in a fields of forget me not’s
I'll remind you of the world you forgot

Hey there my love it's me, it's me, oh it's me
Hey there my love it's me, it's me, it's me
Track Name: Missing You
Missing You

I’m now just an echo
Of the man I use to be
Slowly fading away
Like a distant memory

I’m left with only kisses
I can no longer touch
And the deepest of feelings
How I loved you so much

If it’s love that is missing
I don’t want to be missing you no no
If it’s love that is missing
How come I’m still missing you

Oh I’ve tried to forget you
Now am loving someone-else
It’s hard to replace you
When I'm under your spell

I’ve never felt this lonely
Like a bird without a song
So help me stop these tears form falling
Falling

You have stolen my heart
And now I need it back
To rebuild the rest of me
And what love I had

Just an ocean of nothing
Stands between us
And the saddest regret
Why I loved you so much

If it’s love that is missing
I don’t want to be missing you no no
If it’s love that is missing
How come I’m still missing you

How come I’m still missing you
How come I’m still missing you

If it’s love that is missing
I don’t want to be missing you no no
If it’s love that is missing baby
How come I’m still missing you

Since you've been gone
Since you've been gone
Since you've been gone
Yeah alright

How come I’m still missing you
Right on baby yeah
How come I’m still missing you
How come I’m still missing you
Track Name: Empty Road
Empty Road

Oh lord I need you
Oh lord I need you by my side
Just give me hope
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road

Darkness will come
Darkness will come
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road

I stand before you
A desperate man
As I start this journey
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road

I’ve come this far
And I won’t turn back
As I start this journey
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road

Cos my demons wait for me
At my down fall

The stars are closer than they seem
So I hold on to my dreams
I hold on to my dreams
These stars are closer than they seem
So I let go of my fear
And only hold on to my dreams

Help me find reason
For this love I have
As I start this journey
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road

I feel a fake
Amongst my kings
As I start this journey
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road
Just give me hope
On this empty road

Cos my demons wait for me
At my down fall

The stars are closer than they seem
So I hold on to my dreams
I hold on to my dreams
These stars are closer than they seem
So I let go of my fear
And only hold on to my dreams