"In My Hands" 

Semi-Finalist - Unsigned Only 2023 (Singer/Songwriter - Folk Category)

3rd Place - International Songwriting Competition (Lyrics Category)

I wrote this song on New Years day, 2022. I'd just logged off from a live stream by two amazing songwriters I admire so much Gretchen Peters & Mary Gauthier. 

I’d only days before finished Mary’s book “Saved By a Song” (a truly great read if you love books) it's about her journey to sobriety through songs. So watching how these women seemed to be their true selves with their music it made me think about how much music (and my guitar) had put me back together, stronger after life experiences that had broken my heart and brought me to my knees. 

So I decided to write a gratitude song to my guitar and reflected on how music helps people be their best selves.

 

In My Hands

(Writer: Jessie Che - Music & Lyrics)

 

Verse

I haven’t touched you for a week 

Unsure for what I’d say 

And my hands they’ve felt weak 

Almost worn away

 

Verse

But with you I humm the words 

I’m too scared to speak 

Let the tones touch my soul, 

And feed it what it needs

 

Chorus

When you are in my hands, I make peace with the past 

When you are in my hands, there’s no room for a glass 

 

Verse

Pour my heart in this hollow 

Sing my sadness to the strings 

Quiet nights I can swallow 

With the soothing sounds you bring

 

Chorus

When you are in my hands, I make peace with the past 

When you are in my hands, there’s no room for a glass

 

Bridge

I always feel better, after time together 

I’m a little more me, another piece is healed 

 

Chorus

When you are in my hands, I have a bridge from the past 

When you are in my hands, I don’t need another glass 

When you are in my hands, I can turn my back 

When you are in my hands, I let down my mask, I let down my mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My guitar and I onsite filming one of the music videos for the album coming in 2023

 

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