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Make Peace

by James Coates

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"Make Peace" is the first in a batch of new songs that were originally recorded in 2013 and are finally being released.


Make peace with yourself
In your time of sickness
And in better health

'Cause no one's
Gonna catch you
When you're falling down

Make peace
Before you hit the ground

Make peace with your
Neighbors down the road
And give love
To everyone you know

'Cause they'll all
Be watching you
In your darkest hour

Make peace, give love
And get up off your tower

'Cause you've got
Such a short time
And you've got
Such a long road

To carry
All these crossed
That you built

I don't really know
If you've got the guts
I don't really know
If you've got the will

I don't really know
If it's over still

Make peace
With the people
Who are living up
On the hill

And give love
To the people
Starving on the floor

I don't know
If there's all that much
We can do about it

Make peace, give love
And make your way
Towards the door


released June 3, 2022
Written by James S. Coates, III
Copyright © 2022 (BMI), all rights reserved

Produced by James Coates + Cameron Hatch
Engineered by Cameron Hatch at Wild Abandon Recording + Michael Rabb at AM Studios
Mixed + mastered by Michael Rabb at AM Studios
Graphic design by James Coates

Pax Allen: drums, percussion
James Coates: vocals, Martin acoustic guitar, Epiphone Sheraton + Fender Mustang electric guitars, Hammond B3 organ
Kevin Poleskie: Rickenbacker bass
Michael Rabb: backing vocals


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James Coates Sumner, Washington

James Coates is a songwriter who has used well-crafted, heartfelt songs to connect with audiences for 15 years.

He combines folk, soul, country and R&B to create a signature blend of “Soulful Americana,” a sonic tapestry that feels modern and timeless.

Coates has toured nationally, opening for Sheryl Crow, headlining Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe and been featured on KEXP and Seattle Weekly.
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