Awakening Pt. 1

by Cecily

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Awakening Pt. 1 is the story of my awakening to Love - of learning to work on myself so I don’t unintentionally hurt my loved ones, of learning to forgive myself so I can love myself without condition, of surrendering to the beautiful flow of love in my life. These are stories of learning how to choose trust, patience, compassion, honesty, and kindness. These are stories of choosing love over fear, and I hope these songs serve as a reminder to you to do the same.

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released July 26, 2019

Clumsy
Written by C. Bumbray, A. Flores, M. Hunter
Publishing companies: Selim Music Publishing (BMI), Afrocentric Asian Music (BMI), Gimme My Credit Publishing (BMI)
Produced by Cecily Bumbray and Drew Kid

Set Myself Free
Written by C. Bumbray, Z. Cutler
Publishing companies: Selim Music Publishing (BMI), Zach Cutler Music (ASCAP) 
Produced by Cecily Bumbray & Zachary Cutler 
String arrangements by Jason Edwards

No Room For Fear
Written by C. Bumbray, A. Flores, M. Hunter
Publishing companies: Selim Music Publishing (BMI), Afrocentric Asian Music (BMI), Gimme My Credit Publishing (BMI)
Produced by Cecily Bumbray, Drew Kid, and Malik Hunter
Bass: Eliot Seppa
String arrangements by Jason Edwards

Clumsy, Set Myself Free and No Room for Fear:
Dante Pope - Drums, percussion
Malik Hunter - Bass
Andrew Flores - Keyboard
Zachary Cutler - Guitar
Elijah Balbed - Saxophone
Andrew Velez - Trumpet
Cello - Elise Cuffy
Violin - Kendall Isadore
Viola - Dawn Johnson
Rhythm Section recorded by John Brooks, Cue Recording, Falls Church, VA
Strings and horns recorded by Steve Steckler, Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, MD

Acceptance
Written by C. Bumbray & A. Abernathy 
Publishing companies: Selim Music Publishing (BMI), Aaron Ab Publishing (ASCAP) 
Produced by Cecily Bumbray & Aaron Abernathy 
String arrangements by Nneka Lyn, Aaron Abernathy, and
Aaron Abernathy - Piano, keyboard
John Daise - Bass, guitar
Leroy Greer - Percussion
Nneka Lyn - Cello
Vaughan Bradley-Willemann - Violin 
Recorded by Steve Steckler, Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, MD


All vocals recorded by Dani Cortaza, InTune Recording Studios, Adelphi, MD
All songs mixed by Dave Darlington, Bass Hit Recording, New York, NY 

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Cecily Washington, D.C.

Cecily is a vocalist and songwriter known for her sweet soprano and honest lyrics. Unmoved by passing trends, Cecily’s sound is rooted in a deep appreciation for mid-century soul and jazz, 90’s R&B, and re-imagined folk music.

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Track Name: Clumsy
V1:
Please forgive my clumsy fingers
They can’t hold a heart
The more I want it
The more the tremble
Insecure from the start

Chorus:
I can’t know you yet cause I don’t know myself
I can’t hold you yet cause I can’t hold myself
I can’t love you yet cause I don’t love myself
I don’t love myself the way I should

V2:
The one before you
Made me into
A dandelion in the wind
Blown apart at the force of his words
Scattered seeds of doubt

CHORUS

Bridge:
I won’t use you
To make me happy
To need me
To save me

I can’t ask you
I make me free
To feed me
No!

I can’t choose you
If I can’t choose me too
Choose me first

To be with you
I must first be myself

CHORUS

If I don’t know how to love
Then I’ll hurt the one I try to love
And I don’t wanna hurt you (4x)
Track Name: Set Myself Free
V1:
I tiptoe to my hurt place
The soft spot on my soul
My fingertips are gentle
Touching moments turned to coal

Every feeling has a story
A mistake I’ve come to own
I forgive them one by one
I don’t have to be alone

PC1:
I forgive myself for abandoning him
I forgive myself for falling over drunk
I forgive myself for lying
I forgive myself for deciding to flunk

I have more love than regret
I have more love than regret

Chorus:
I have enough love, enough love, enough love
I have enough love to set myself free (2x)

V2:
I walk back in that memory
I can’t recall the sounds
But i can feel your anger
Those words that knocked me down

And I can taste my silence
Being swallowed by your rage
I don’t need to relive this
So I choose to turn the page

PC2:
I forgive you cause I love you
I forgive you to release you from shame
I forgive you but don’t call me
I forgive you though I know I’m not to blame

I have more love than pain
I have more love than pain

CHORUS

I forgive myself, I forgive myself
I forgive myself, I forgive myself
I forgive, I forgive, I forgive
Cause that’s what I deserve
Track Name: No Room For Fear
V1:
Saw you strolling from afar
The dip, the glide, the bounce
Then your smile lifted high
To cradle every ounce

Every ounce of me caught up in worry
Of what I cannot see
Every piece me that fears
What has yet to be

P-C:
So the question is
Can I deal with me
So I don’t slow down
The growth of you and me

Chorus:
Cause I know I Love you dear
In a place that can’t be moved
And I know that it’s sincere
Cause you have nothing to prove

So I let go of control
And fall into what’s meant to be
Cause there’s no room for fear
When you’re loving me

V2:
It’s so hard to find examples
Of love that lasts for long
And there’s so much that could happen
And change all that we’ve known

Everything that worries me
Is just out of my hands
Everything you mean to me
Is right where we stand

P-C:
So the question is
Can I deal with me
So I don’t trip up
The movement of you and me

CHORUS (repeat)
Track Name: Acceptance
V1:
I offer you my ear
And a spirit ready to hear
My mind is clear
No judge, no victim here

I offer you this space
All forgiveness and grace
I see the suffering on your face
Find relief in my embrace

Chorus:
The world may reject you
And you reject yourself too
Here, here darling is something new
Acceptance, acceptance
Long overdue

V2:
I offer you my time
And sweetness if you need to cry
But laughter is fine
We’ll just follow the signs

I offer you my silence
No remedy, no defense
Don’t try to make sense
Just speak until you’re cleansed

CHORUS

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