As it Seems (2013) – Lily Kershaw

I accidentally stumbled upon this song when I was looking for another song on You Tube. Some accidents pay dividends and that was the case when I heard As It Seems by Lily Kershaw. Apart from the gentle cadence and sweet voice of Lily, I found myself enchanted by the lyrics. It’s nice when you can relate so personally with a song. The feel of this song As It Seems reminds me of Natalie Merchant’s music especially the song Motherland.
All music described Lily as: ‘A folk pop singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a knack for writing melodic and narrative songs that carry an uncanny emotional resonance… that aren’t afraid to move into deeper territory than the typical pop song. 

Well I knew
What I didn’t want to know
And I saw
Where I didn’t want to go
So I took the path less traveled on
And I’ll let my stories be whispered
When I’m gone…

Well in this life you must find something to live for
‘Cause when the darkness comes a callin’
You’ll go back to where you were before
‘Cause this life is as
Fragile as a dream, and
Nothing’s ever really
As it seems…

Lily Kershaw was born on June 20, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She first began working as an actress, taking small television roles at a young age. Concurrent to her acting career, she was also playing guitar and honing her craft as a songwriter. Her public breakthrough as a musician came when one of her songs, As It Seems was featured in the season seven finale of the popular CBS television series Criminal Minds in 2012.

It is stated in Song Meanings – this song is about someone who’s dying and looking back. Lily Kershaw herself stated that it was about “death“, inspired by a “life crisis” and a “troublesome romantic relationship“.

1. Lily Kershaw – All Music
2. As It Seems – Song Meanings

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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