Fight (demo)

by Vanessa Peters

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From the as-yet-untitled 2018 release. Follow here on Bandcamp for more demos soon, and to be notified when the album drops!

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I feared failure for a long time, I suppose that I still do.
I just ran out of armor, got tired of being poked and examined
submitted for approval but always found wanting
And I'm tired of always selling myself,
of putting my best foot forward all of the time.
That rabbit I've been chasing is still farther away,
my shoes have come loose and I am tired.

but I never seem to remember
why I'm cut down by all their words
I don't know how to keep my defenses up
Should be braver and I know that it's absurd

and lately I've just been in the corner
licking my wounds every night.
Get out there and fight girl,
don't be afraid to bleed
crawl back towards the light
don't be afraid to show your need
smile less and show more bared teeth
get out there and fight, girl
bring them to their knees

I've always had a hard time making leaps
even as a kid I'd spend hours with my toes
curled around the edge, terrified of being pushed,
and screwing up all my courage
And only when the others had grown bored and tired of waiting
the fear of being left alone
would push me towards the water,
screaming all the way down...
Though it was never that bad in the end.

but I never seem to remember
that part of the lesson never quite sunk in
I don't know what I'm so afraid of now,
I don't know what I was so afraid of then.

but lately I've just been in the corner
licking my wounds every night.
Get out there and fight girl, don't be afraid to bleed
crawl back towards the light
don't be afraid to show your need
smile less and show more bared teeth
get out there and fight, girl
bring them to their knees
get out there and fight, girl
bring them to their knees.

credits

released January 4, 2018
vocals / guitar: vanessa
lead rhythm: john dufilho
electric guitar: federico ciancabilla
drums, keys, whizbangery: rip rowan

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Vanessa Peters Austin, Texas

Indie singer/songwriter from Texas. Musician, Italophile, Virgo, coffee nerd, food lover, bossy-pants, big ol' softie.
I've released 10+ albums and played over 1000 shows in 11 countries. I'm not done yet.

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