Shields

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A theme song of sorts. A song about declaring exactly who you are, for better or for worse and not being afraid of the consequences. Realizing that you've been appeasing the wrong people and those who really care for you need to be a bigger part of your life in order for you to be truly happy.

lyrics

Shall I stay or walk away?
Head held high or regress again?
Or do I pretend to be someone I cannot stand?

Will this mask become the man?
Is this an improvement?
Or am I fine the way I am and it's you who are wrong?

I'm tired of being everything
To everyone I ever meet
I don't know why I feel compelled to act so weak
I'm sick of feeling anxious
And worrying about how I come across
I want to give up control and in time...
...let you in

My fear is that I'll die alone
Sitting in a silent home
So I'll be the doormat that you walk upon
In the hopes you'll be a friend
One that stays until the end
But what use is all of this if I have to pretend?
That's not who I am ...not this time!

I'm tired of being everything
To everyone I ever meet
I don't know why I feel compelled to act so weak
I'm sick of feeling anxious
And worrying about how I come across
I need to give up control and in time
...let you in

Will you go if I speak up and take a stand?
Does it show just how uncertain I am?
Let me know if you think that I'm not worth a damn
But you don't know... the real man

I'm tired of being everything To everyone I ever meet
I don't know why I feel compelled to act so weak
I'm sick of feeling anxious
And worrying about how I come across
I know just how to give up control but I need...

Oh, I need...

...to let someone in

credits

from The Rubicon, released May 28, 2015
Vocals and instrumentation by James Alexander.

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SkywardEye is a one man music project by multi-instrumentalist, James Alexander based near Toronto, Ontario.

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