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Indie Music: “Open Mind, Open Eye” a Trace Relations Original

I am very thankful for the kind response we’ve had on the release of this song “Open Mind, Open Eye” a Trace Relations ™ original. The lyric was inspired by a single line from my friend, guitarist Kevin Lewis. I posted the story about the lyric HERE> A Crash A Day.

Today I am posting the track (click play on ReverbNation box below) along with the full lyric, for those of you curious about the words. I hope you enjoy our song and look forward to your feedback. Please post in the comments section below, that would thrill me!

Trace Relations - The Band

What do you think of this?
It’s been a 12 year journey for me, with many starts and stops, life’s trials along the way.
I am thankful to Kevin and all the guys in Trace Relations, who believed in me and wanted to be part of the record.

Without the love and support of my wife, Lauren, this wouldn’t be possible… Thanks my love, Trace

Enjoy the track ~ Turn it up!

Open Mind, Open Eye by Trace Relations ™

So it’s not the way
you thought your life should be
Well, the tide will again
wash it all away
Watch your footprints
as they fade
Open up your mind in the conflict
of today

I jumped from the pan
right into the fire
This joy is pain
Your love is anger

Open mind, open eye
Open heart, open lives

It’s not right
but it’s true
Incidents happen
Fingers point at you
You can shake a fist
demand to see the score
You can work it out
You can laugh at doubt

Open mind, open eye
Open heart, open lives
Only minds can open eyes
Only hearts can open lives

solo: Kevin Lewis, guitar

repeat bridge, chorus

solo: Sparky Montoya, keys

Open your heart, open your mind
Open your eyes, open your lives
Open your heart, open your mind
Open your eyes, open your lives

Tracy Ready and Kevin Lewis of Trace Relations. Photo by Jason Meyers

(Words by Tracy Ready, Music by Kevin Lewis) BMI
Published by TraceTV Music, LLC
All rights reserved

The Players:
Tracy Ready, lead and backing vocals
Kevin Lewis, guitars
Sparky Montoya, keys
John Echols, bass
Mike Beall, drums

Special guest: Dana Clark, backing vocal


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