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Announcing the iTunes release date of my debut album–“A New Beginning”

Hi everyone,

So much has been happening, I have been very busy finishing my first album and I have also been performing my songs and overcoming my performance anxiety with great success!  This is an exciting time for me and I wanted to share it with all of you so here is my announcement that I just put on my personal facebook page:

 

“I just announced the ITUNES release date of my debut album on my website and I am hoping you will check it out… For those of you who don’t know the story of how it came to be, here is a brief summary:

 

In 2004 I started writing songs and I called them my songs of hope and healing because the process of writing them was empowering me, expressing the hope I felt in my soul, and helping me to heal and find my “voice”. By 2010 I had written over 30 songs and shared the lyrics and my personal journey of healing in a blog that became successful because it struck a chord with many people. I started a life coaching business due to the success of this blog and people asking for my guidance in helping them find their inner strength and true voice as well.

 

People began telling me that my lyrics and songs were helping them–I kept writing songs and now have written over 50. Last summer I collaborated with local musician Wendell Ray to record them. He played the guitar on 28 of my songs that we recorded including some with him on harmonica and other added backing tracks. He produced my first 6 songs and then showed me how to record and produce the rest!

 

Also, with the encouragement of Wendell and my family, I started performing at his gigs—this was the beginning of me gaining confidence to perform alone and share my songs with the world. Overcoming the performance anxiety has been a thrilling and exciting part of this musical journey I am on and at one time I couldn’t imagine overcoming this deeply ingrained irrational fear. But with inner determination, God, and encouragement from others, I am now on the other side of it having fun performing: singing my songs, cover songs, and harmony with others; improving on the guitar every week; and writing and recording more songs!

 

So now with this first album, I feel I have found my true voice in yet another profound way and helping others is the most wonderful and important part of it all. The release of this album is symbolic of the achievement of a lifetime of hopes and dreams and that we can always create “new beginnings” for ourselves as we change and grow. These first 10 songs are about personal empowerment, believing in yourself and the inner spirit we all have inside, and overcoming doubts and fears we all face in life–you can do it!!

 

Thank you all for all of your support along the way and for sharing in this exciting time with me!! The release date is finally here! It is being first announced today on the home page of my music website–www.RoxanneSmithMusic.com. For more information about my musical story you can read my Bio that is on the home page as well.

 

With love, gratefulness, and warmest wishes to you all,

 

Roxanne”

 

A special note to all of my blog followers, you are the reason that all of this was able to happen.  I started sharing my story with you back in January 2010 and you all responded with your full support which gave me the encouragement to continue finding and expressing my true voice.  The are no words to express my gratefulness for your courage to follow my journey and to say “me too!” and I want to hear more!  I will be keeping you posted at each milestone in this process of the worldwide distribution of my songs of hope and healing and I hope to be writing more blog posts about emotional healing in the future.

Just remember, those of us with sensitive souls, we are “the lucky ones”–highly evolved souls here to learn to shine our light through the negativity around us and say to ourselves and others–You can do it!!  You are strong enough!!  You can have “A New Beginning” and follow your heart and soul that knows “everything is going to be all right!”

And so to all of you, I want to share the lyrics to this song that I wrote most recently this year:

“The Lucky One”

by Roxanne Elaine Smith

The lucky one is the only one who cries

The lucky one is the only one who sees

The lucky one is the only one who feels the truth

The lucky one is the only one who cries

 

What’s the reason for the bad dream

To watch a child fall?

It was a long way down

Such a long way down

Noone else could see the damage

The reason for the tears

The loss was so profound

The love made no sound

 

CHORUS: The lucky one is the only one who cries

The lucky one is the only one who sees

The lucky one is the only one who feels the truth

The lucky one is the only one who cries

 

Somehow coming through it all

The answer comes with joy

There is no end

Only lessons learned

To realize the love in every

Unmistaken fall

Is to trust that all

Hold onto what we earned

 

CHORUS: The lucky one is the only one who cries

The lucky one is the only one who sees

The lucky one is the only one who feels the truth

The lucky one is the only one who cries

 

BRIDGE:

Alone is this vision

To see the hope in the despair

Alone in this valley

While everyone’s in the air.

To be still and feel the beauty

In a painful plunge

Is to be real in this world

Where our flight has just begun

 

CHORUS:  The lucky one is the only one who cries

The lucky one is the only one who sees

The lucky one is the only one who feels the truth

The lucky one is the only one who cries

 

The lucky one is the only one who cries….

 

With love and light to you all and gratefulness from the depths of my soul,

Roxanne

 

 

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