Best I Can Be

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This song is about working on myself to be ready to share my time with a partner. I wrote it on my mandolin in an airport when my plane was cancelled. It used to be called "Long Way Round" but we changed the title during recording.


I’m coming to see you, but it’ll take a little while
I promise to be there, to frolic in your smile
I know that you’re waiting, you put your life on hold
I will embrace you, our story will unfold

Taking the long way round to you
Been up and come back down for you
When we’re together you will see
Taking my time will bring
The best that I can be

A sweet invitation, accepted with open heart
Distance frustrations, I saw potential from the start
Part of my journey, revealing who I am
Constantly changing, becoming a better man

I don’t mind waiting
But I won’t be complacent
Not needy but I’m open
To spend my life with you


from CONDUIT, released November 13, 2015
Acoustic Guitar & Lead Vocals (Forté), Cello (Rachel Bruerville), Piano (Heather Frahn), Bass Guitar (Paul Allan a.k.a. Flex), Drum Kit (Paul White), Backing Vocals (Heather Frahn & Rachel Bruerville)



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Forté Adelaide, Australia

Forté is a mindful South Australian Singer Songwriter Guitarist who creates positive meaningful folk-rock music for social change. He is deeply moved to promote gender equality and healthy, authentic masculinity.
Forté performs his songs with gusto, to brighten peoples’ days. Listen to his music, and let the compassionate compositions, performed with joy and love, put a smile on your face.
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