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You Are Here

by Sunny Hilden

Positive, life inspiring songs written & performed by Sunny Hilden, who's written for Sting, Ray Charles, Patti LaBelle, David Archuleta, film, TV & classical projects.
Genre: Spiritual: Inspirational
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1. Give It Away
3:36 album only
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2. It's All Behind Us Now
3:42 album only
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3. In Crowd
0:36 album only
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4. VIP Only (Very Inspired Perceptions)
3:27 album only
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5. You Are Here
3:21 album only
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6. Tis The Season
2:58 album only
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7. The Thing Is
3:04 album only
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8. Train Of Thought
3:11 album only
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9. Fly
3:34 album only
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10. You Are Free
4:10 album only
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11. Go With Love
2:52 album only
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12. When I Pray
4:23 album only
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13. If You Knew Now
4:11 album only
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14. When I Love
4:23 album only
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15. Transition
2:44 album only
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16. Goodbye For Now
3:21 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Sunny Hilden’s positive songs cherishing life have been recorded by Sting, Ray Charles, Patti LaBelle, David Archuleta, Herbie Hancock, The Temptations, Diana Ross, Yolanda Adams, Jon Anderson of Yes, Andrae Crouch, En Vogue, Yoli, Shanice Wilson, Angela Bofill & others on platinum, gold, Grammy winning and Grammy nominated CDs. One of Sunny's songs that Phyllis Hyman recorded, "Strength of a Woman," has become the title of Phyllis' biography.

Sunny’s also written for feature films, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, X-Box 360, Sony Playstation II, Disneyland, California Adventure, musical theater, classical, orchestral projects and CDs benefitting charities.

With her CD, YOU ARE HERE, Sunny writes, sings & plays songs honoring the amazing gift we all have to live beautiful, grateful lives, perceiving our world as good and a blessing with every thought we choose to think.

Her CD is dedicated to the memory and ever present spirit of her children, who inspire her still, as a loving tribute to what she would have taught them and what they, in return, continue to teach her.

YOU ARE HEREby so invited to the celebration of life...

The menu of food for thought will include:

1. GIVE IT AWAY
Lyrics by Sunny Hilden Music by Sunny Hilden & the fabulous Matt Battle

You’ve got a gift inside you that only you’ve received,
Sent from the universe of love,
You’ve had it from the moment you finally were conceived,
Wrapped up in all you’re dreamin’ of,
Open up your possibility,
If you keep it to yourself, how could that be fair?
You’re the only one who gets to be who you’ll be,
That kind of gift is meant to share...

CHORUS: Give it away, give it away, give it away it goes,
That’s what it’s for,
Give it away, give it away, give it away, who knows?
You might end up with more…the more you give it away
(Sing your song, dance your dance, take your chance)

How ‘bout that love inside you, the one you’ve almost shown
The one that’s waiting in the wings,
How ‘bout a smile so fearless, you let yourself be known,
Become the gift the present brings,
Open up to who you’re thinkin’ of,
If you keep it to yourself, you’ll keep wondering why,
You’re the only one who ever could share your love,
What’s in your heart was meant to fly...

CHORUS: Give it away, give it away, give it away it goes,
That’s what it’s for,
Give it away, give it away, give it away, who knows?
You might end up with more…the more you give it away
(Give it time, how ‘bout now, you know how)

BRIDGE: Whatever your soul really aches to do,
Burns like the dawn rising up in you,
That kind of light can’t hide,
That’s why you’re starry-eyed,
Can’t keep it all inside…(let your eyes...)

CHORUS: Give it away, give it away, give it away it goes,
That’s what it’s for,
Give it away, give it away, give it away, who knows?
You might end up with more…the more you give it away

(Whatever you’re dreamin’ of) Let your eyes give it away,
(Whenever you feel your love) Let your smile give it away,
(Whatever you left behind) Let it go, give it away,
(Whatever is sweet and kind) Night and day, give it away...

2. IT’S ALL BEHIND US NOW
Music, lyrics, all vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

It’s so yesterday
To feel stuck inside the past,
Thinking more about what hurts
Just makes it last,
We don’t have to help it haunt us,
Forever and a day,
We can stick it in the rearview mirror,
Move along and say-

CHORUS: It’s all behind us now, (go! go!)
No matter where we’ve been, keep in mind,
No matter where we go,
It’s all behind us now (go! go!)
No matter where we are,
That’s all we need to know... (Yay!!)

It’s so old school now
To be taught you’re on your own,
Even stars above
Are never all alone,
In the spaces in between us
Are wishes to be strong,
We’ve got all the love that’s in the air
Rooting us along…(Yay!)

CHORUS: It’s all behind us now, (go! go!)
No matter where we’ve been, keep in mind,
No matter where we go,
It’s all behind us now (go! go!)
No matter where we are,
That’s all we need to know... (Yay!!)

BRIDGE: To learn how to love is to learn how to give,
So, I’d like to love the whole universe and never hide,
To learn how to think is to learn how to live,
So, I’d like to think the whole universe is on our side,
All of the power,
Hour after hour...

CHORUS: It’s all behind us now, (go! go!)
No matter where we’ve been, keep in mind,
No matter where we go,
It’s all behind us now (go! go!)
No matter where we are,
That’s all we need to know... (Yay!!)

It’s all behind us now (go! go! go! go!) (Yay!)

3. IN CROWD
Lyrics by Sunny Hilden Music by Sunny Hilden & the awesome John DePatie

Check me out,
Gonna be in with the in crowd,
(infinity...)
Bustin’ on in with ‘em out loud,
(inventively...)
Gonna be in with the in crowd, no doubt,
(in, in my thoughts...no doubt..)
Gonna out in the spotlight,
(sunshine)
Movin’ on up with the invite,
(to celebrate life)
Gonna be in with the in crowd, check me out,
(in, in, inspirational...)
Gonna be in with the in crowd, no doubt,
(in, in, intuitional...)
Gonna be in with the in crowd, check me out...

4. V.I.P. ONLY (Very Inspired Perceptions)
Music, lyrics all vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

Welcome to the celebration of life in my mind…
Doubt and Frustration try to crash the party…but…

CHORUS: It’s V.I.P. ONLY (Very Inspired Perceptions)
V.I.P. ONLY in here…

In my mind, in my mind, in my mind,
I get to decide who gets in and who gets out,
If your name is doubt, you are out,
If your name is fear, you are not in here,
I am standing at the velvet rope around my brain
And I decide from this moment on,
Who’s gonna get in with the IN crowd inside…

CHORUS: It’s V.I.P. ONLY (Very Inspired Perceptions)
V.I.P. ONLY in here…

5. YOU ARE HERE
Music, lyrics all vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

You are here right now,
You are here,
No matter where you’ve been,
This moment must begin
Right now…

You are here to love,
You are here,
No matter what, it’s true,
This moment’s here for you
To love…

You are here for good…
You are here,
Forever, everywhere,
One universe to share
For good…

You’ll never lose your way,
The signs will always say:

Y O U
A R E
H E R E

6. TIS THE SEASON
Music, lyrics, keyboards, oboe by Sunny Hilden

Tis the season to remember
Childhood wonder made of smiles,
Tis the season to be sending
Best of wishes ‘cross the miles...

Tis the season to be graceful,
To be peaceful where you are,
Tis the season to be guiding
All our loved ones like a star...

BRIDGE: For each moment of bliss,
We grow stronger for our dreams,
For each soul we still miss,
Life is longer than it seems,
And if only we believe
In all our blessings everywhere,
The gifts of hearts we open
Will be gifts for all to share...

Tis the season to be thankful
For the chances on their way,
Tis the season to be angels
For each other, come what may...

Tis the season to be kind to one and all,
Tis the season...summer, winter, spring and fall,
Tis the season to have faith in all we’re made of,
Tis the season of love...

7. THE THING IS
Music, lyrics all vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

Something’s up with you, I can tell right away,
Something’s up with me, I can tell night and day,
Something’s up with everyone, but only everywhere,
Something...something...something’s in the air...
And...

CHORUS: The thing is, if you think about it,
The thing is, if you think about it,
The thing is, if you think about love,
The thing is love...

Something’s goin’ on, always was, from the start,
Something’s got to give, always will, from the heart,
Something we’re believing in forever here and now,
Something...something...something shows us how,
And....

CHORUS: The thing is, if you think about it,
The thing is, if you think about it,
The thing is, if you think about love,
The thing is love...

BRIDGE: If you’re thinkin’ ‘bout anything you’re afraid of,
That’s why you’re scared,
If you’re thinkin’ the world of all you love,
That’s when love is everywhere,
And isn’t it something?
It’s all invisible as a breeze,
It’s really somethin’ else,
How it’s easy, easy, easy as you please...’cause

CHORUS: (same)

BRIDGE: If you’re thinkin’ ‘bout anything as impossible,
You’re in your way,
If you’re thinkin’ your chance is always there,
That’s when chance’ll save your day,
And isn’t it something?
It’s all inside of your point of view,
It’s really something else,
How it’s really, really, really up to you...’cause

CHORUS: (same)

8. TRAIN OF THOUGHT
Music, lyrics all vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

Where you’re headed,
You’ll always find,
The only way to ever get there
Is thru your state of mind,
So I’ve decided
To make mine a beautiful place,
With more stars behind my eyes
And no fear on my face…

CHORUS: And that’s why my train of thought
Keeps movin’ me to where I wanna be,
My train of thought has every window to all I see,
I’m so on board with all I’m dreamin’ of,
My train of thought keeps movin’ me to love…

Precious journey,
It’s one smooth ride,
As long as peace & trust & faith in your gifts
Are all inside,
‘Cause that’s the ticket
To make life a trip to recall,
Got my expectations high
On my way to it all...

CHORUS: (same)

BRIDGE: I’m right on time, I’m right on time,
Every chance, all day,
I’m right on track, I’m right on track,
I’m right on track to stay,
I’m right on course, on every turn,
My inspiration knows,
I’m right on track, I’m right on track
Everywhere love goes...

CHORUS: (same)

9. FLY
Lyrics by Sunny Hilden Music by mighty real James Wirrick & Sunny Hilden
All vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

Like a baby bird in a nest too long
With a fear to fall,
You could hide away from the world out there
As you miss it all,
You could tell yourself you’re not ready yet,
Or change your mind, live your life, don’t forget
To let your heart...

CHORUS: Fly,
Take your hopes up higher where they all belong,
You can’t go wrong,
Believing you’ll fly,
Up and over anything that’s in your way,
It’ll make your day....fly....

Every breath you take is a wind of change
When you finally see
That a flame can’t dance in a photograph
Of what used to be,
You could doubt what’s next for your heart’s desire,
Or take your chance, leap your faith, eyes on fire,
And let your sparks...

CHORUS: Fly,
Take your hopes up higher where they all belong,
You can’t go wrong,
Believing you’ll fly,
Up and over anything that’s in your way,
It’ll make your day....fly....

BRIDGE: Fly in the face of any wisdom
That’s not wise anymore,
Just face the truth you can’t ignore,
Try anything that lifts your soul
Where it’s bound to soar,
That’s what it’s for...

You could tell your dreams that you would if you could,
Or think again, keep in mind all your good ideas can...

CHORUS: Fly,
Take your hopes up higher where they all belong,
You can’t go wrong,
Believing you’ll fly,
Up and over anything that’s in your way,
It’ll make your day....fly....

10. YOU ARE FREE
Music and lyrics by Sunny Hilden

What used to be has no current power,
‘Cause change can only happen in the present hour,
So cast your vote into the sea of what’s to come,
No matter what, no matter where you’re coming from...

CHORUS: You are free to have your say,
Free to find your way
To see your better day every dawn
You are free as you believe,
Free to stay naive
Or be the Adam or Eve
Of a brave new world from now on...

Your voice is yours, no one else can use it,
So make it heard like you’re aware someday you’ll lose it,
‘Cause life is richer when you put your two cents in,
No matter why, no matter how or who you’ve been...

CHORUS: You are free to have your say,
Free to find your way
To see your better day every dawn
You are free as you believe,
Free to stay naive
Or be the Adam or Eve
Of a brave new world from now on...

BRIDGE: Make a difference like you haven’t made one yet,
Make your choices like the future’s yours to set,
And don’t ever forget...

CHORUS: You are free to have your say,
Free to find your way
To see your better day every dawn
You are free as you believe,
Free to stay naive
Or be the Adam or Eve
Of a brave new world from now on...

11. GO WITH LOVE
Music, lyrics all vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

Your life’s a work of art, put it up...
Life’s a work of art, changin’ from the start,
Make yours from the heart,
There’s no one else like you,
That’s your beauty, that’s your duty,
Dream in color and remember, when you do...

Nothin’ rhymes with purple,
It doesn’t go with everything,
But nothin’s stoppin’ purple
From dressin’ up another king,
Nothin’ rhymes with silver,
It’s not the choice of everyone,
But nothin’ stoppin’ silver
From shinin’ like the summer sun...
Nothin’ rhymes with orange, nothin’ rhymes with purple,
Nothin’ rhymes with silver...but

CHORUS: You go with all the good you find,
You go with all you’re dreamin’ of,
You go with all that makes you kind,
As long as you go with love....(go with love)

Picture what to be, color all you see,
With this guarantee,
There’s no one else like you,
That’s your beauty, that’s your duty,
Draw conclusions, but remember when you do...

Nothin’ rhymes with purple,
It doesn’t go with everything,
But nothin’s stoppin’ purple
From dressin’ up another king,
Nothin’ rhymes with silver,
It’s not the choice of everyone,
But nothin’ stoppin’ silver
From shinin’ like the summer sun...
Nothin’ rhymes with orange, nothin’ rhymes with purple,
Nothin’ rhymes with silver...but

CHORUS: You go with all the good you find,
You go with all you’re dreamin’ of,
You go with all that makes you kind,
As long as you go with love....(go with love)

12. WHEN I PRAY
Music, lyrics all vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

When I pray, I feel as one
With the world as it flies,
When I pray, my doubt is done,
When I open up my heart and close my eyes...

When I pray, I’m not alone,
So connected to forever, no matter where I’ve been,
When I pray, my soul is flown
To the kind of peace we only find within...

When I pray, I ask to learn
What the world needs from me,
When I pray, I thank each turn
For the journey through what was to what will be...

When I pray I reunite
With the wonder of the moment the first time I believed
When I pray I find the light
That was guiding me the day I was conceived...

When I pray, I know I’m heard
By the answers in the silence that lift me off the ground,
When I pray, I feel each word
Of a deeper truth that turns my lost to found...

When I pray, I rise above
To the world full of stars,
When I pray, I’m filled with love
For the way we’re still creating who we are...

13. IF YOU KNEW NOW
Music, lyrics all vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

Your future you is out there taking your last breath,
With a prayer that’s either peaceful or scared to death,
Your future you is up to you, picture who you’ll be,
Close your eyes and question who you think you see...cuz

CHORUS: If you knew now what you’ll know then,
You wouldn’t waste a single moment of each precious day,
If you knew now what you’ll know then,
You wouldn’t ever let your fears get in love’s way...

Your future you is changing, every step you take,
We’re rewriting our tomorrows, every choice we make,
Your future you is sending you signs at every turn,
Trying to lead to someday living what you learn...cuz.

CHORUS: If you knew now what you’ll know then,
You wouldn’t waste a single moment of each precious day,
If you knew now what you’ll know then,
You wouldn’t ever let your fears get in love’s way...

BRIDGE: You would keep shining like the sun’s rays,
Whether seen or not,
You would create the part your life plays
With everything you’ve got,
You would be grateful as you’ll be
When your soul moves on,
Like the dawn...
Never gone...

CHORUS: If you knew now what you’ll know then,
You wouldn’t waste a single moment of each precious day,
If you knew now what you’ll know then,
You wouldn’t ever let your fears get in love’s way...

So let your life show that you already know
What you’ll know someday...

14. WHEN I LOVE
Music, lyrics all vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

When I love, I feel as one
With the world as it flies,
When I love, my doubt is done,
When I open up my heart and close my eyes...

When I love, I’m not alone,
So connected to forever, no matter where I’ve been,
When I love, my soul is flown
To the kind of peace we only find within...

When I love, I ask to learn
What the world needs from me,
When I love, I thank each turn
For the journey through what was to what will be...

When I love I reunite
With the wonder of the moment the first time I believed
When I love I find the light
That was guiding me the day I was conceived...

When I love, I know I’m heard
By the answers in the silence that lift me off the ground,
When I love, I feel each word
Of a deeper truth that turns my lost to found...

When I love, I float on air
To the world full of stars,
When I love, I’m filled with prayer
For the way we’re still creating who we are...

15. TRANSITION
Music, piano, rowboat and spoken word by Sunny Hilden
with a little bit of Beethoven’s Ode To Joy
which he wrote when he was deaf and blessing us anyway

Life used to catch me crying now and then,
Longing for something assumed to be missing,
Like the way dad used to search and search for his glasses,
Which were always right there, perched on his scalp,
Waiting impersonally to be found again,
Like mom’s forgotten tiara, packed in the attic,
The truth of our beauty, our normal, natural peace,
Our ability to see clearly all there is,
Exists…without even being discovered,
Like the air on the top of Mt. Everest
That so few of us breathe in...
And yet, we all breathe it in, pulling it down
With every longing for what we’ve had all along,
Knowing all along, somehow,
That it’s as impossible to be alone in this world
As it is impossible for an ocean wave to be dry...
No matter how many times the ocean tries to convince
Its perfection that
It’s
lonely
out
at
sea,
It’s nevertheless in constant touch with both shores,
Like grateful tears of loved ones that touch my heart,
And my tears, gone now, that certainly exist, still,
Somewhere, somehow, evaporating, rising to clouds
That will eventually rain on roses in Barcelona,
Red roses whose 12th generation seeds will sprout
Perfect buds for my niece’s future wedding bouquet,
And the exquisite single roses laid reverently
On Beethoven’s grave,
Another beautiful, blessed life, still moving us,
Still making its beautiful transition into all there is,
Which was there all along...

16. GOODBYE FOR NOW
Music, lyrics all vocals & instruments by Sunny Hilden

Goodbye, for now, for all’s not lost,
Breathe on inside of me,
In days we’ve shared and days we’ll spend
Inside my memory...

Goodbye, for now, for time will tell,
Our souls are never gone
So much to find, to learn to be,
Forever moving on...

Goodbye, for now, for auld lang syne,
A toast to love so far,
For all that’s good as years go by,
No matter where we are...

Goodbye, for now, for all we know,
We all still dream as one,
We’ve no less days to give our love
As if we’ve just begun...

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ROBERT DELGADO

SUNNY HILDEN'S CD, "YOU ARE HERE," IS DIVINE, LOVING INSPIRATION
If you have ever felt Kindness, Joy, Happiness and Love within the style of music that takes you on a journey that warms your Soul, then you already know what kind of glorious CD this is. If you have ever experienced the Love of a child and the return of that child’s Love, then you can feel the relationship that Sunny Hilden has with you and all of her music. She is exceptional in the quality of her lyrics, her use of instrumentation and the expression of gently felt emotions that are distinct and real. I have been involved in music all my life in one way or another, and I can say that there is a definite heart-felt presence. Sunny touches the hearts of her listeners with her own, truly as a Spiritual gift of grand ideals. I don’t know how she makes her thinking and feeling become a shared reality that brings her listeners along her journey. “YOU ARE HERE” is really one of the kindest musical favors that anyone can do for themselves. If this music does not touch your heart and stir you emotionally...well, then, it isn’t the music that is doing the listening now, is it? Let yourself have the gift of this tremendous Spiritual CD. Let Sunny give you back the gift you have right inside yourself. Just listen and allow yourself to be guided in songs of Divine Loving Inspiration.
- Robert Delgado, Musician and Spiritual Practitioner
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Jack Hunter Cohen

Beautiful
These songs are beautifully written and produced and inspire in the listener a sense of what is possible. This CD should be heard by anyone who doubts the power of music to uplift. These songs will make you a believer.
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Mary Thurow

Incredible Gifts
"You Are Here" is one of my favorite CD's ever. I listen to it every day - in my home, in my van, from my IPod anywhere. Tracks #1, 2, and 13 are the ones I play every morning on my way to work. They excite me, inspire me, comfort me, and encourage me. "Give It Away" reminds me that I have unique abilities and insights that I can use to help others and also enrich my own life. "It's All Behind Us Now" implores me to let go of the past so that I can capitalize on the opportunities in the present and future. "If You Knew Now" causes me to reflect on past doubts and times of indecision, now realizing that the eventual outcomes were blessings. My life is rich with wonderful relationships and experiences, many of which I could not have predicted in the past. That track consoles me when I worry about the future. All is well; all will be well somehow.

Consider this marvelous CD as gifts to yourself and to the special people in your life. Thank you, Sunny, for sharing your incredible talents with all of us!
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ROBERT DELGADO

You Are Here
Thank you Sunny!!!!!
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Renee' Belew-Dycus

A Musical Feast!
Sunny Hilden’s CD “You Are Here” is not just your garden variety Spiritual music CD. It is much more because the lyrics hit you square in the heart and the instrumentation is spectacular. This wonderful CD is playing in my car every time I turn on the key. It is my favorite inspiration. In fact after over a year of listening to it constantly, I still find some pearl of a lyric that I somehow missed before that hits me square in my Spiritual Center. I love the CD in its entirety, but there are always favorites in every CD. One day as I was driving and particularly upset at my life, the song, “If You Knew Now” was playing and I began to cry with the deep connection I felt to the words. I played the song over and over as I drove for 30 to 45 minutes. I repeat the lyrics when I need a reminder of the message I got that day. Another favorite is “Fly”. As in most of Sunny’s songs there are lessons in every line. I constantly remind myself that I can, “Fly in the face of any wisdom that’s not wise anymore” and that it is up to me to stop holding myself back and “Let (my) heart fly”. I could quote lyric after lyric of this CD but it is up to you to listen and find the words that speak to you and you will when you hear this beautiful CD. These are songs that not only speak to you with words but also sound wonderful. The strong lyrics are rendered by the voice of an Angel and background musicians who are as impeccable as the mix is. Another wonderful thing I like about the CD is that it is a mix of different genres. If there is a day I do not want to hear something slow and sweet I plug in “Give it Away” or even listen to little hip-hop or R&B jewels like “VIP” or “Train of Thought”. Sunny covers it all with Spirituality that is right in your face, but songs that are powerful enough to cross over. You are missing more than just some CD when you miss this feast of music!
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Shelley

You Are Here
Thank you so much for sharing your uplifting music with us!! It really makes me feel good.
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