Soundtrack to the Life We Leave Behind

by Willie Campbell

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It’s mainly about keeping yourself in good mental condition.
These days there are so many pressures on us to be people that maybe we aren't.
I can look back and find lessons everywhere in my past. Ambition is a good thing but can be poisonous, I suppose finding balance is a message within the song too.
Overall it’s a positive song about not having regrets and moving on after dark and difficult days.

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My friends
Some days I just don’t feel myself
It’s so easy to be overwhelmed by
Impossible standards we place upon ourselves
I like to be alone
But I know I can’t do that for too long
Because the merry-go-round comes to life
With the echoes and threads, the tangling mess of that half lived time.

There is a life we leave behind
And the soundtrack's playing in my mind
So turn around, walk back home, sit on a silverplated throne.
Your memories like TV in your mind
And the soundtrack to the life we leave behind.

I ran
Into brick walls time and again
The outcome was always the same
Just picking up pieces and mumbling I wouldn’t do it again
I’ve been
To nowhere so I understand
How life falls apart in your hand
And this song in my breath, died in my chest and came out as a sigh.

There's a life we leave behind
And the soundtrack's playing in my mind
So turn around, walk back home, sit on a silverplated throne.
Your memories like TV in your mind
And the soundtrack to the life we leave behind.

credits

released March 26, 2021
Willie Campbell sings this song and plays guitar.
Scott Macleod plays additional guitar.
James Clifford plays the bass

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"Campbell rises above all other references and stakes his claim to being one of the country’s truly great pop songwriters”.
The Herald
“Campbell and MacNeil’s first single is built around the former’s chiming music box-cadence, absolutely beautiful’.
The Guardian
“it’s a gorgeous, compelling listen”.
Drowned in Sound
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