listen to brandi carlile’s new track, ‘that wasn’t me’, from her forthcoming album, ‘bear creek’

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

brandi carlile that wasn't me

listen to brandi carlile’s new track, ‘that wasn’t me’, from her forthcoming album, ‘bear creek’

brandi carlile that wasn't me

several weeks ago, brandi carlile announced she’d be releasing her 4th (studio) album, bear creek, on june 5. last summer, while seeing her in kansas city, i grabbed a live recording of raise hell, a track that will be included on the new release. while that was a bit of a tease of her new work, we now have something much better.

today, brandi carlile released the album’s first track, that wasn’t me. long-time fans won’t be disappointed. whereas it has a much more soulful gospel-y feel than her past work, it’s not a huge stylistic leap. lyrically, as promised in a couple interviews, carlile gets pretty vulnerable and personal, laying out what seems to be a bit of an apology for past trespasses. here’s the full lyrics:

Hang on, just hang on for a minute
I’ve got something to say
I’m not asking you to move on or forget it
But these are better days
To be wrong all along and admit is not amazing grace
But to be loved like a song you remember
Even when you’ve changed

Tell me did I go on a tangent?
Did I lie through my teeth?
Did I cause you to stumble on your feet?
Did I bring shame on my family?
Did it show when I was weak?
Whatever you see, that wasn’t me
That wasn’t me, that wasn’t me

When you’re lost you will toss every lucky coin you’ll ever trust
And you will hide from every god like he never turns his back on us
And you will fall all the way to the bottom and fall on your own knife
But you’ll learn who you are even if it doesn’t take your life

Tell me did I go on a tangent?
Did I lie through my teeth?
Did I cause you to stumble on your feet?
Did I bring shame on my family?
Did it show when I was weak?
Whatever you see, that wasn’t me
That wasn’t me, that wasn’t me

But I want you to know that you’ll never alone
I wanna believe
Do I make myself a blessing to everyone I meet
When you fall I will get you on your feet
Do I spend time with my family?
Did it show when I was weak?
When that’s what you see, that will be me
That will be me, that will be me
That will be me

alright, you can listen to the track here:

1 Comment

  1. Marianne Dunn says:

    I saw her live in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry and it was AMAZING!!!! I love her! And I love this new song! June can’t get here fast enough! …I think “But I want you to know that you’ll never alone” is “But I want you to know that you’re never alone”…

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