1. Who Knew Rich Batsford 2:57
  2. Easier for Her Rich Batsford 3:51
  3. Listen In Rich Batsford 2:33
  4. Everything and Nothing Rich Batsford 3:58

My first album of songs features a simple piano accompaniment and multilayered backing vocals, with lyrics from my personal life reflecting a young man trying to find a creative and spiritual way through life.

  • “we likened him to Peter Allen, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen – or even Brian Wilson and Lennon-McCartney at their most serious, insightful and cutting … He is all of the above – but deeper, honest, colourful”
    Read the whole review at Music Street Journal
  • “rich, inward, passionate, personal and thoughtful music … crafted with skill, carefully coloured by meditative interludes played exquisitely”
    Read the whole review at Get Shot Magazine

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Lyrics

Who Knew

If you knew what I know,

All the lies I’ve been told,

All the shite I’ve been sold,

All the times I’ve been cold

If you knew what I’ve said,

All the pain in my head,

All the shame in my bed,

All the trash that I’ve read

You would see what I have seen

You would know just what I mean.

I dont know what to say or who to be,

Im blinded by what little I can see.

I know that I am you and you are me

And each of us is trapped in prison that our minds made

Trying to set each other free.

If I knew what you do,

All the crap you’ve been through,

All the times you’ve been true,

When I crawled and you flew

If I knew you inside,

All the shit that you hide,

All the times you’ve lied,

All the tears you’ve cried

Then I would know the real you

And I would know just what to do.

I dont know what to say or who to be

Im blinded by what little I can see.

I know that I am you and you are me

And each of us is trapped in prison that our minds made

Trying to set each other free.

I feel you.

Easier for Her

Its easier for her to forgive me

Than it is to forgive myself.

I know that ive got it in me,

Ive a picture of mental health.

Its gonna be a while til I find it easy,

Let Brian make me Smile til I come Back Home

Acceptance not denial, all the while, makes me free.

Living in a world of Let it Be.

A child of the 60’s me, living in a world of Let it Be.

Its easier to let her love me,

Than it is to love myself.

Don’t see any God above me,

So I have to look somewhere else.

Preaching to the choir who are busy singing,

Following desire to the crock of gold,

Melting in the fire of my experience,

I feel very young and very old.

A child of eternity, acorn on a timeless tree, I feel very young and very old.

Thought I could save the world and be alone but I was wrong.

I thought it was enough to do the proper thing and to be strong.

When all is said and done I know now – I want to belong.

I don’t know a lot about me,

But I’m living with what I know,

Feeling your love surround me,

Leaving space to let me grow.

Its gonna be a while til I find it easy,

Let Brian make me Smile til I come Back Home,

Acceptance not denial, all the while, makes me free,

Living in a world of Let it Be.

A child of eternity, acorn on a timeless tree, living in a world of Let it Be.

A child of the 60’s me, living in a world of Let it Be.

Listen In

Wander in to take a sit and listen in on what may be inside.

Moving forward in retreat to enter in and see what may arise.

 

Opening up and holding back,

Forward defence, inward attack.

Hanging in and holding on,

Engaging and being detached.

 

Settle down and move around,

Keep on and dont keep looking back.

 

Following breath after breath to zero in on where I want to be.

Letting go whatevers left and noticing whatever I can see.

 

Opening up and holding back,

Forward defence, inward attack.

Hanging in and holding on,

Engaging and being detached.

 

Settle down and move around

Keep on listening in

Theres no game to win.

Everything and Nothing

Last night I freaked out, my direction felt off beam,

Now I cast about trapped in everyday routine.

Do I need a change, should I redefine the line?

Re-evaluate, its a process to refine.

If I take it all on-board – ride experience like a wave,

Will I sight the other shore, can I learn how to behave?

After all I’ve done,

What will I become?

Things aren’t what they seem and yet neither are they not.

Life is just a dream, yet the realest thing we’ve got.

We all know the way, so why dont we walk it now?

Should we sit and wait til somebody shows us how?

All that wisdom is – fingers pointing to the moon,

Awareness illuminates the darkest corners of the room.

Now the seed is sown

My choices are my own.

What do I find, when I start to question everything?

Everything I do starts in my mind.

And in time, I can change all that I want to change cause

everything I do starts in my mind.

In the seen, the seen, in the heard only the heard.

A thought is just a thought and a word’s only a word.

Welcome any urge, it arises on its own,

Acting on the ones that I want to become prone.

Don’t want to push too hard – that wont mean moving fast,

Don’t want to waste my time cause we are not built to last.

I cannot ignore

What I think its time for.

What do I find, when I start to question everything?

Everything I do starts in my mind

And in time I can change all that I want to change cause

everything I do starts in my mind.

Problems have solutions – situations, resolutions

And everything I do starts in my mind.

If you’re thinking too much and you’re way out of touch let it ride.

For Saraha

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Mindfulmess

Band : Rich Batsford
Title : Mindfulmess
Release Date : June 4, 2012
Catalog ref. : MFLN002