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Elevate My Soul

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This song was written in the summer of 2009 in Los Angeles while Chris and his family were living at 11355 Washington Place in Mar Vista on the westside of Los Angeles, California.


"Elevate My Soul"
words and music by Chris Knudson
©Tathata Music (ASCAP) • All rights reserved.

Never meant to step on the cracks
Test your faith, burden your back.
Sometimes it’s so hard living the authentic life.
Trying not to burn through bread,
Baby’s crying needs to be fed.
We took a lot of risk coming out here for an authentic life.


Baby grabs my guitar pick,
puts in the soundhole, laughs at her trick.
She’s gonna be a big sister soon in this authentic life.
Mama and me workin’ it out.
Gotta stick together move thru the doubts.
Juggling dollars and art for an authentic life.


You lift me up when I see your face.
Fears melt away in a pool of grace.

Feels like we’re getting on track,
Finally made it through the attacks.
It’s takes a lot patience to lead and authentic life.


from Colors, released June 30, 2017
Chris Knudson - Lead and Background Vocals, Electric Guitars, Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano, Vacuum "Power Square Lead" syntah
Matt Johnson - Drums
Bryan Doherty - Bass
Stephen Shirk - Recording Engineer
Steve Christensen - Overdubs Recording Engineer and Mix Engineer
Chris Knudson - Producer and Overdubs Recording Engineer
Chris Longwood - Mastering Engineer


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Kanude Austin, Texas

Kanude is the artist name for singer/songwriter Chris Knudson (who pronounces the "K" in his last name) primarily from the mid-2000s to the present, while based in Texas, California, Oregon and Virginia. File under: rock, americana, plant medicine, americronica. It has nothing to do with a small boat with paddles, but entirely something to do with an old Scandinavian English king... perhaps. ... more

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