What's Life All About?

by Michael Averill

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This album is the product of a life invested in discovery, growth, and following instincts. It is also an interactive puzzle that participants can engage with in order to bring forth their inner truths by finding hidden letters to videos to the answer of the album question. More details at michaelaverill.com

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released March 2, 2012

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Guitar/Charango/Vocals/Harmony Vocals - Michael Averill

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Produced, Recorded, Edited, Mixed - by Michael Averill/Simply Organic Studios
Assistant Producer - Tim Weaver
Album Art - Zac Averill

All songs written by Michael Averill

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Michael Averill Vancouver, British Columbia

Wanderer….Philosopher….Fun Doctor…..This tradesman of sound was born to bring people together, to make light of a troubled day, and to administer a steady I.V. of positivity to the world. Emerging in Vancouver as an intriguing Folk artist and community builder, his magnetic melodies and warm demeanor unite for an experience that dissolves woes and change perspectives. ... more

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Track Name: Alright On The Inside
We can't have everything we want
But we got everything we need
In this life, to succeed
Chasing possessions is not an answer
Reachin' for external stability
Is no way, to live free
Na na na na na...

Take a look at all the things we do
They all grow out of the seeds
Of what, we believe
We don't bring a thing into this world
And we take nothin' when we leave
So why, worry?

There's nothing that can't be overcome, as long
Nothing can ever bring you down, as long
There's nothing that can't be handled, as long as
You're alright on the inside

Love can show you everything you want, and it flows
Like a river rollin' towards the sea
So set sail, down stream
We don't need to fear for tomorrow
Just let that worry be
And feel your heart beat

There's nothing that can't be overcome, as long
Nothing can ever bring you down, as long
There's nothing that can't be handled, as long as
You're alright on the inside
Track Name: Think Too Much
You know we think too much
About useless stuff
We're always in a rush
In our day to day
We don't feel enough
We got a shortage of love
We think we have a whole bunch
Standing in our way

Well that kind of life can
Take and break away
Everything you know

So don't think too much
About the useless stuff
You never need to rush
In your day to day
No it doesn't take much
To share a little love
You know you have a whole bunch
To give away
It doesn't take much, this is what you say

Dontcha think too much
Share the love
It doesn't take much
To play this game
Dontcha think too much
Share the love
It isn't that tough
This is what you say

Hey Hey

Dontcha think too much
Share the love
It doesn't take much
To give away, Yeah yeah

Dontcha think too much
Share the love
You have a whole bunch
To give away
It doesn't take much to play this game
It isn't that tough
This is what you say
Dontcha think too much...
Track Name: Listen Now
I feel like solid gold, waiting for those
Who want to find me
Or one of those, precious stones
Hiding below, all that, time and energy
Frozen, in a picture of perfection
Any moment, shape can rearrange
With new connection

Who can say, that's not our way?
Who can change, the games that we play?
Listen Now,
Someone tell me what it's all about!

Safe I, won't try, won't cry
And wonder why, no one can find me
And inside, the supply of tough guy is runnin' dry,
Thought my, thoughts are changing
Chosen, is the path to misconception
If I'd known then, would I still be drifting this direction

Who can say, it's not your day?
Who can trade, the life that you made?
Listen Now,
Truth is on the other side of doubt
Don't allow your mind to wonder how
Play without fear of burning down
Play it loud
Feel the ground
Play it loud
Hear that sound
Listen now.....
Track Name: Patacancha
Climbing down this mountain
These steep hills
To the place they call
Patacancha
We've battled heights
And sleepless nights
To take our refuge
In Patacancha

All around this mountain
Folks, they say
The air grows thicker
In Patacancha
If you can make it there
You can breathe that air
And take your refuge
In Patacancha

Just holding on to
A blurry distant view of Patacancha
Track Name: One Song
Our lives, are confined, inside, the walls of our heads
And Sometimes, I find, myself, caught in that mess
Well one song, can shed light, leads you, if you’ve been mislead
An insight, an ally, a window where a wall was instead

A song will suffice…….

In high tides, and rock slides, sometimes it’s love we forget
A low sigh, a cold eye it’s all in the message we send
Well one song, can unite, countries, lovers, and friends
A guide wire, a warm fire, melts away all…… that stress

A song will suffice…
There’s enough to fill this lifetime
In one song

A heart pound, a soul found, it feels alive
It breathes, it sails, the skys
A soldier, of sweet sound
Will hold down the line..
Just with……
One…….
Song………….
Track Name: Go Ahead And Do It
It's taken 28 years, to get to know myself
For so long, I hung my dreams, high upon the shelf
Didn't know I could find them, helpin' someone else
But I did....
You know what the funny thing is...
We talk ourselves, out of what we want the most
We over-analyze, question, and doubt the paths we chose
Cause we're, afraid.....we're afraid....
Not because we're worried, it'll all go wrong
Not because everybody tells us, music's not a real job
We're afraid, it might go right.
You know why...
Cause it means we'd have to face up, and accept the lives
We always dreamed we had
It means shrugging off excuses, we tell ourselves,
To hide the fact

That we have a view
We have something to say
We've got something to do
In a special way
And it can make this world, a better place
So...
Go ahead and do it
Go ahead and do it
Go ahead and do it, the best, you can
Go ahead and do it
Go ahead and do it
Go ahead and do it the very, best you can
The best you can
The best you can!
Track Name: Passing By
What a day, to be passing by
What a day, for a walk outside
I gotta say, it's so satisfyin'
To drift away, with these passing tides

What a day, to be passing by
What a day, to be pacified
By the sun's rays
Reachin' out to slowly kiss your face
It's one of those day you know I'm thankful
To be alive

Some may say, that those passerby's
Waste away, all there passin' time
Looking for answers to the questions, with no relevance
To the problems they think we should solve
When it comes down to it...
They got no clue at all
No clue at all

That you gotta be thankful, to be alive
You got to be thankful, to be alive
You got to be thankful, and live a life
Doin' what you're meant to do
Experience, dictates your truth
So trust your point of view

Don't worry about makin' mistakes
They were meant to be made
It's how this game is played
Everybody finds their place
Cause there's plenty of room on this stage
For the passerby

It's up to no one else
Take a chance, get to know yourself
Look deep inside, appreciate everything you find
And be satisfied...
Simply..
Passing By.
Track Name: Follow Your Feet
Uncertain of who you are, and how you've come this far
Well worry can leave its shoes, your feet will find the truth

Left, over right, instinctual sight, can be your guide
In cloudy times, your fate will shine
Trust those signs
Take a leap
And follow your feet

With so much there to learn, which page do you turn?
With so much there to lose, which roads do you choose?

Left, over right, instinctual sight, can be your guide
In cloudy times, your fate will shine
Trust those signs
Take a leap
And follow your feet

There's never any way to look inside
Or chance of knowing what tricks you'll find
When you feel, like you're steering blind
Trust the signs
Your fate will shine
Through cloudy times
Follow your feet.......
Track Name: Simple Sensations
Every texture in my brain
Has been slowly drifting away
All of it’s changing
And I don’t know why

My perception of familiar tastes and vibes
Has been abducted by the chemicals inside
It's been a long long while
Since I knew myself

Oh how I’ve missed you,
Since you’ve been gone
My simple sensations
How I’ve missed you, since you've been gone

The highs and lows have shown me what I know
To be real
I wish this numbing would yield
So I could go on living my life….the way it was

Oh how I’ve missed you, since you’ve been gone
My simple sensations
How I’ve missed you, since you, been gone

Is it possible to believe that the blood
Tricklin’ through my veins, is
Incapable of all that’s needed to
Feel alive again...

If this is all I am destined for
How long must I, try to breathe?
All I know is this internal war of mine
Won’t subside………

(Quiet) Oh…how I’ve missed you…since you’ve been gone….

Oh how I’ve missed you, since you’ve been gone
My simple sensations
How I’ve missed you, since you, been gone

It’s been so long…..since you been gone……
It's been so long
My simple....
Sensations...
Track Name: Aussie Alder Vine
I caught myself living on repeat
In a world where nothin' changes and no one sleeps
And they're all too far gone to leave
When I think I think I know
I've found the perfect place to grow
Another westward wind is blown
As a well worn sail raises high
I turn around, and blow a kiss goodbye
And save that tear for another time

Well age is a matter of matter and mind
It doesn't matter if you don't mind
So leave those doubtful thoughts behind
And when your world starts turing red
Unload the woes you've left unsaid
Cause the biggest fires burn in our heads
And when I need a sacred place to hide
To calm the weather and ever changin' tides
I look to Aussie, Alder Vine
I look to Aussie, Alder Vine
Aussie.....Alder Vine
Aussie.....Alder.....Vine........
Track Name: What Life's All About
Would you disagree
With policies of greed
You knew weren't right?
So easily, we give up and retreat
Without a fight

Is this what life's all about? Ask yourself
Is this what it's all about?

Could you conceive
How simple it can be
To change a life?
To what degree do we believe
Integrity is worth a dime?

Is this what life's all about? Ask yourself
Is this what it's all about?

No matter what you do in your life
You have to choose your actions
Values help with what to decide
They'll even start to make you question

If this is what life's all about
Is this what it's all about?

If you've found meaning
Then there's your reason
To speak your mind
And when there's feeling
Something to believe in
Don't let it slip by

Is this what life's all about? Ask yourself
Is this what it's all about?

Is this what life's all about? Ask yourself
Is this what it's all about?