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No Mud, No Lotus

from WE RISE When We Lift Each Other Up by FRÉ

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i pray to you, to ask your advice
to tell me what i already know deep inside
please lend me the strength to change
what can be changed
and please lend me the strength to bear
what can’t be changed
and please lend me the wisdom
to differentiate

you’ve seen love before
but told me it was no more
than a raindrop in the endless sea
compared to our love
you said “if this is not what brings purpose to my life
nothing else is”

but you see the splinter in my eye
while you can’t see the beam, blocking your own sight
you hurt me so bad, wounded me so deep
but i can’t let it go unsaid

that our love is stronger than our heads
you keep me in such tight grip, till i go mad

twenty-eight years past
now we both know what we struggled for
it’s these two lights
that now grace the world

we filled the voids in both our hearts
now we may rest yet far apart
but we knew love
deep deep love

and i wouldn’t have signed off
even had i known, what I signed up for...


from WE RISE When We Lift Each Other Up, released October 4, 2019
Composer: Frederike Berendsen
Produced by FRÉ
Co-Produced by Devon Yesberger & Steffen Lütke


Frederike Berendsen - vocals, electric guitar
Julian Bohn - piano, synth, vocoder
Caris Hermes - acoustic bass
Lukas “Bobby” Büning - drums, percussion
Jordan Rose, drums, percussion
Devon Yesberger - keyboards, synth, background vocals

Recorded & mixed by Steffen Lütke at Fattoria Musica, Osnabrück
Additional keyboards and background vocals recorded by Devon Yesberger in Babberich
Additional drums recorded by Jordan Rose in Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Robin Schmidt at 24-96 Mastering in Karlsruhe


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