I Know What It's Like

from The Best of Patrick Ames by Patrick Ames

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"The EP’s title track sets sail with a slightly more mellow or even dreamlike energy. The leading riff has a similar style to it, and production wise the output in its entirety has a distinct thread, consistent throughout the collection. This song though offers a fresh melody, a fresh story line, a familiar and warm sentiment, and a gentler, enjoyable vocal performance that approaches the subject matter beautifully. The story telling, as always, is authentic and soothing to listen to. The simplicity of this track has a certain charm that suggests a live, solo acoustic performance would portray its positivity and character equally well and with a wonderful touch of intimacy and realness."


I know what it's like, by Patrick Ames, ©2018

I know what it's like / to be lonely
I know what it's like / to fight with family
I know what it's like / to be without money
I know what it's like / to have anxieties
You can
Always share
your darkest times with me

I know what it's like / not to have a job
I know what it's like / to be followed by the cops
I know what it's like / rough times constantly
I know what it's like / to buckle at the knees

I know what it's like / to be lost in love
I know the pain you get / when that love is not enough
I know what it's like / to wonder what’s above
And answers to simple questions /is the only thing you covet

I know what it’s like


from The Best of Patrick Ames, released June 1, 2020
Chana & Mikaela Matthews: vocals
Patrick Ames: Guitars, vocals, MIDI Guitar Synth


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