From the recording Gosnold on Cape Cod
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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Ready to ChangeWritten at Cataumet, Gosnold on Cape Cod December 2015
Wild hope, desperate fear, never stopping to ask why I'm still hereI seek the truth but the truth lied to meTake these scales from my eyes so now I can see
Are you ready to changeI don’t know howAre you ready to changeLet’s do it now
Asking for help can be hardDealing with addiction’s deck of cardsLord knows I've had enough Please remove these liquid handcuffsI’m so tired of hurting the ones that I love. Surrender myself and rise above
Take off my mask, see what's behindThough I still fear what I might findI’m scared to change afraid of what I’ll see. I need to take the chance to set myself free.
Start the climb to the top, ain't admitting defeatdon't forget to breathe get back up on my feet, feel myself changing hour by hourAsking for help God grant me the power
Are you ready to changeI don’t know howAre you ready to changeLet’s do it now X2
I’m ready to change. Now I know how. gonna break these chainsthe time is now.