Music for Recovery


Music for Recovery

Can't Do It Myself

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Cataumet, June 2017
Cataumet, June 2017


This song was written in a workshop with people in early recovery at Cataumet in Cape Cod, MA. The format of the workshop allows people to gain hands-on experience with recovery skills like letting a process unfold and slowing down. It was rerecorded by Kathy Moser and Alice Leon and additional members of the Promises Collective.

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Can’t Do It Myself
Cataumet June 2017

I can’t do it myself
I’ve got to ask for help
Surrender my heart
do my part
I can’t do it, I can’t do it
I can’t do it…..myself

My white flag is drenched with tears
I’ve been stuck in a cave for years
I know in my heart my disease is real
It's finally time to emerge and heal


I want it just to happen
I want it to go fast
We can live again
But can't change the past


Written from the song seed prompts

If I could surrender then…..
It’s hard to surrender because….