The Cycle

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When I'm travelling, it's where I go on the inside and who I become from the experience that is important to me. I changed the verses to spoken word very very late in the recording process. Thanks to Bec Secombe for being around to help with that. I love the distorted cello in this recording.

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We are always traveling, advancing every day
Meeting lots of different people, all along the way
Billowing along and rolling, many hills to climb
Keepin’ on the straight and narrow, most of the time

Lining up our sights upon alternative terrain
Striving for the best throughout the heat and pouring rain
Going on ahead a bit, blazing down the track
Never barring any holds, don’t look back

Chorus
But then things start looking the same
That same old picture, through a different frame
We thought we’d moved on down a different path
But the cycle rolls on, we have to laugh

Society expecting us to all improve our worth
Conformity and selling out buy a piece of turf
Living inauthentically is making people sad
Stuck inside a vicious rut, you feel so bad

Traveling is certainly a personal journey
Not a destination but a yearning for learning
Babylon says we are still the same
But inside we know we’ve only gained

credits

from CONDUIT, released November 13, 2015
Acoustic Guitar & Lead Vocals (Forté), Cello (Rachel Bruerville), Didgeridoo (Burke Stacy), Bass Guitar (Paul Allan a.k.a. Flex), Drum Kit (Paul White), Clap Sticks (Forté & Heather Frahn), Laughter (Anthony, Kane & Brooke Stewart, Forté & Heather Frahn)

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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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