Pushing Forward

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You told me I was meant for something different.
You never made it clear what that would mean.
I know this isn’t quite what you expected.
You got more than you had bargained on with me.

Because
For my whole life I’ve been ashamed
Thought I was broken,
Thought I couldn’t get it right.
Thought everything would work out if I only played the game.

...But I got sick of playing.

And I know that my decisions never fit into your plan,
But I hope that you can listen, and try to understand.
Cause I’ve finally been learning what it means to take that stand.
So this is what that looks like
And this is who I am.

I know I really shouldn’t have to mention
That all you wanted was for me to shine
The road to hell is paved with good intentions
Your goodness held me back from finding mine.

For my whole life I’ve been afraid
But bravery
Isn’t fearlessness at all.
It’s being terrified and pushing forward anyway.

...So I’m pushing forward.

And I know that my decisions never fit into your plan,
But I hope that you can listen, and try to understand.
Because I’ve been on a mission ever since I found my voice,
And this is who I am,
And I have made my choice.

I cease to be what you wanted me to be.
I cease to be what you wanted me to be.
I cease to be what you wanted me to be.
So forget the past, and grab my hand.

This is the place where I go to emote.
To grieve, and to breathe, and to heal and to hope.
Where their stigmas and their standards, they all go up in smoke.
Where I became awake when I was rudely awoke.

This is the place where I am finally free.
The only place where I can say I’m finally me.
It took me twenty-something years to even dream of a purpose
Through my blood and sweat and tears I’m fucking making it worth it.

I cease to be what they wanted me to be
I cease to be what they wanted me to be
I cease to be what they wanted me to be
So forget the past and grab my hand.

I cease to be what they wanted me to be
I cease to be what they wanted me to be
I cease to be what they wanted me to be
So forget the past.
Grab my hand.

credits

from Clever Girl, released February 11, 2016
Special thanks to Marty Jackson for lending his voice to our back up vocals

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Sharptooth Baltimore, Maryland

"Clever Girl
Does not forget,
My mouth is dry,
your blood is wet."

Mad-as-fuck co-ed melodic hardcore from Baltimore, MD.

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