Elizabeth Butler

Elizabeth Butler

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Folk - Rock | Houston, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 420   
Member Since: 2013
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Song Description

The protoganist in this song feels alienated in the city where he/she has ended up, so they make plans to pack up and move on to a new city, still yet to be decided.

Story Behind the Song

When my husband and I were first married, we were stationed in Jacksonville, FL while he was in the Navy. We were new to the area and didn't have family there, so on his deployments I'd take mini road-trips down A1A to explore Florida. Those are great memories!

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A1A seems like a good place to start.
I'll pack up my dreams, gas up the car, and follow my heart.
There'll never be a good time, and things couldn't get much worse.
I'll forge a new life, create a new me, I'll remake my universe.

There's no good-byes when no one's sure of your name.
No tender farewells, no backward glance,
Just so much to gain.
No more polite rejections, no more underhanded sleights.
I gave it my best, I need to move on,
Sometimes it's not worth the fight.

So I'm settin' myself free.
All I know for sure is the highway in front of me.
I'm shifting into drive.
No maps, no plans, just unchained to start a new life.
I'm settin' myself free.

Seems right to leave when the sky is threatening to rain.
Please, wash the slate clean, cleanse all my sins so I can start over again.


There's no shame in leaving when nothing's left but pain.
What's the point in staying when things just stay the same.
It takes more than one person
Willing to change
Willing to change
Willing to change.


Associated Videos

Video - A1A (Settin' Myself Free)

Song Length
Country - Americana, Country - Cajun
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
In High Spirits, Poignant

Subject Matter
Life, Dreams

Similar Artists
Amos Lee, Martina McBride
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Elizabeth Butler
Music Credits Elizabeth Butler
Producer Credits Elizabeth Butler/Troy Warren, Jr.
Publisher Credits Running Home Records, LLC
Performance Credits Elizabeth Butler: lead vocals, acoustic guitar. Troy Warren: percussion. Frank DeBretti: Electric and slide guitar. Jana Pochop: acoustic guitar. Solveig Whittle: BGVs. Kira Small: BGVs
Label Credits Running Home Records, LLC