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Monica Max West, Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter
Winner LSC Search For The Song * Runner Up Song Of The Year Contest * UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist
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Every Day Is A Holiday eue
the gift of presence which allows me to slow down
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You release me, you undo me, you delight me with your laughter
You please me, you renew me, blow the cobwebs from my rafters
You seize me, you true me, you tease me, see through me
Now every day is a holiday with you

I love life, that's for sure: the mouse's whiskers and the lion's roar
And when there's stuff to do, I always do more (more, more, more, more!)
Sometimes I get a little bit tired, a little weak and a little bit wired
It's hard to stop, and I'm over the top - I'm wild eyed and crazy

Six am till ten at night; another juicy moment so I take a bite
I do my best to get it right (right, right, right, right!)
Sometimes I get a little bit wired, a little numb and a little bit tired
It's hard to stop, 'cuz I'm over the top - I can't seem to let go

You extend this invitation to breathe and sit a while
You invite me on vacation in fields of chamomile
And so, you prove salvation with your beautiful smile
Your beautiful smile, your beautiful smile, your beauty

My heart feels a little bit lighter, my smile shines a whole lot brighter
Don't wanna stop - I'm like a kid in a candy shop - since I met you ‘cause

Invisible eue
for those whose lives are partially hidden
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Just because you'd take me for your wife
Doesn't erase those years of feeling foreign in
My gender, finally fixed by pills and knife
And just because I fit into size 10
Doesn't erase the torture of the bingeing and the
Purging - oh, I did it again

And just because I'm showing up at work
Doesn't erase the devastation of the
Moment I found lipstick on his shirt
And just because I'm grateful to be here
Doesn't erase the longing and the terror I’ve been
Feeling for my homeland all these years

And just because I wear his wedding band
Doesn't erase the 20 plus years that I
Gave my heart to my best friend - she was my lover
And just because my silicone looks real
Doesn't erase the memory of the breast that doctors
Cut to save my life, the ghost I feel

And just because you think I’m doing fine
Doesn't erase the voices in my head - so many
Voices drive me crazy all the time
And just because I'm wearing this silk dress
Doesn't erase the ink and the piercings under-
Neath, do you expect me to confess?

Rain eue
written in gratitude to Thich Nhat Hanh

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Back There eue
trying to leave the past behind

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We Are All Kin (With Each Step) eue
kissing my Mother
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I Close My Eyes eue
in gratitude to all my teachers
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I Was In Love With Being In Love eue
learning to love myself
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One Red Rose eue
written on commission for the film 'Something For The Lamppost'
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Forgive Me eue
apologising for unmindful speech and action
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Let Courage Reign eue
in honour of brave women everywhere
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Plenty (More Than Enough) eue
in praise of mindful consumption
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Beauty Of You eue
for anyone who has ever longed for someone...
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Reverence Is The Nature Of My Love eue
heaven is here and now
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Lemonade w
when life gives you lemons...
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Love Will Never Leave eue
no coming, no going...
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These Little Things u
The Pret A Manger Song (402 St John Street, EC1)
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Happiness Is The Way
there is no way to happiness...
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Bear Medicine f
honouring the teachings of the great Grizzly Bear - Stop The Hunt!
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Colour Me In t
beyond black and white
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Senor Frijole a
on his neighbourhood charm campaign
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