It's The Way

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A song about various instances in which my boundaries were crossed in one way or another. A song about realizing that this is not uncommon.

lyrics

Well I look both ways when I cross the street
To make sure that you haven't found me
But if you showed up I think I'd smash your teeth
For the effort you went to to find me

The shame I felt from the pain you caused
You promised you were my friend
You pulled me in with the tips of your claws
To play this game of pretend

And I don't want to live in fear
But it's the way, it's the way, it's the way
If my word was valued like you said
Then how did you get into my head
I'm just child, no I'm not done
Growing with the voices hiding in my ear drums

You called me saying, "it's all your fault
That I've got blood on my wrists,
You don't look your age just don't tell no one,
What I wish I could do to your lips"

You took my love as a thing to exploit
You asked me if I would still fuck you
I shut down after I had cried
And to think that I ever missed you

And I don't want to live in fear
But it's the way, it's the way, it's the way
If my word was valued like you said
Then how did you get into my head
I'm just child, no I'm not done
Growing with the voices hiding in my ear drums

credits

from Bad Victim, released January 14, 2017
Chan: vocals, guitar, melodica, saw, glockenspiel, lyrics & arrangement
Moony: upright bass

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Porch Cat Portland, Oregon

Chan. Mexican-American living in the Pacific Northwest. Educator and activist in the form of a musician, singer-songwriter, artist, and poet. Chronically ill cripple punk, unapologetically queer. Spreading awareness of invisible & chronic illness, disability, Narcolepsy+cataplexy, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobile type), sexual assault survivors and PTSD, race & identity, and LGBTQ+ issues. ... more

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