Wordy Wednesday (“Anymore”)

This week’s Wordy Wednesday is a song I wrote a while back about moving on from something in life. It’s not really specifically about any certain person or event or anything, but there’s a lot I’ve had to leave behind the past year or two, and this song is kind of about, like, letting yourself leave behind whatever it is you’ve been holding onto. When I first started writing it, I thought it was going to be super sad and woe-is-me and angsty and all that, but then it actually turned out being sort of happy, in a weird bittersweet sort of way.

If I can get my hands on a practice room at any point today (which isn’t likely to happen, since A: the practice rooms have been pretty much constantly filled so far this semester, even in the middle of the night, and B: I have testing in Spanish for the rest of the week, so I should really be focusing on studying for that instead of stalking the practice rooms), I’ll post a video of it. Which I really want to do. But I’m not making any promises. Just so ya know.

I hope you’re having a fantastic week! The weather’s just been absolutely crazy here the past few days–the majority of the state of Michigan, it seems, got a snow day on Monday (unfortunately colleges don’t buy into that sort of thing), and then yesterday it was in the mid-fifties and raining. Weirdest experience of my life, going from bundling up in winter gear one day to wearing just a windbreaker and rain boots outside the next.

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G, Em, C, G

 

VERSE1

It’s sunday night, it’s raining outside

Just need to get through this week

Before I can get on with my life

And I’m picturing you in my head,

All the things we left unsaid,

Like that I miss you

 

Can’t focus on my homework

Can’t taste the food I eat

Talking to my guitar,

Strumming chords down on the street

And as the rain soaks me to the skin

I start to begin not to miss you

 

TRANSITION [C, Em, G, C]

And I can remember

All the words you used to say

Spelling out the phrases,

Obvious like night and day

 

But I can’t see the sun or moon

Between these heavy clouds

And I can’t tell awake or asleep

With the world always so loud

 

CHORUS  [G, Em, C, G]

And I’m starting, to not miss you, anymore

And I’m starting, to think,

I might just leave your memory at the door,

Won’t miss you anymore

 

VERSE2

I feel your touch against my skin

Like it’s through a window oh so thin

And I don’t even recognize

The expression on your face

 

It’s like I’m looking in a mirror

The distance becoming oh so clear

And I could step away, and be okay

Or I could step towards and break the glass,

And forget about my past

 

TRANSITION [C, Em, G, C]

And I can’t remember

The words you used to say

Just know you felt like pointing out

The difference between black and grey

 

And I can’t see a single thing

Through this falling sleet

Just know I have to run,

So I’d better move my feet

 

[Repeat CHORUS]

 

BRIDGE/ENDING

My feet are pounding

I’m splashing, drowning

As I leave you behind

The glass is breaking, the ground is shaking

But I will survive

 

And I will not miss you anymore

No I am locking up that door

And I do not need you anymore

 

No I don’t need your memory anymore

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~Julia

Wordy Wednesday (Song Lyrics, “Detour”)

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!!

(I would write that in white too, to go along with the red and blue, but then… you know… you wouldn’t be able to read it.)

Today’s Wordy Wednesday is a song I wrote recently, and I think it has a really cool beat (I wrote it using my guiro instead of a guitar, and I feel like a total and complete hipster for it, but whatever — grabbing the guiro required less movement than grabbing the guitar, and if I am anything, I am lazy). Have you ever written a song for an instrument that doesn’t play different notes, or am I alone in my weirdness?

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VERSE1

Don’t tell me a story

Cuz I’m not home

Don’t tell me a secret

Cuz you cannot trust my lips…

To stay zipped

INTRO TO CHORUS1

Cuz I’m standing at attention

But it’s so hard

Cuz I’m standing at attention

And I don’t know who to serve

And I don’t know how

CHORUS

Cuz I don’t know

Who I am anymore

I am a shadow getting lost

In the detour

And I don’t know

Who to be anymore

Cuz I am a whisper

Getting lost in the detour

Detour, detour

Getting lost in the detour, detour

VERSE2

Walk through the door,

There’s no one home

Guess I am a creature

Meant to – roam

INTRO TO CHORUS2

Cuz I’m standing at attention

But there’s no one here

Cuz I’m standing at attention

And I am the only one

To hear my surprise, cuz

[Repeat CHORUS]

BRIDGE

You don’t know who you’re

Challenging, I am a whisper

On the wind

You don’t know who you’re

Trying, cuz I am a shadow

In the light

[Repeat CHORUS]

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What are you doing to celebrate the Fourth of July? 🙂 Let me know in the comments!

~Julia