scars

by Michael Martyn

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not all scars are visible, that's the obvious part of this one.

we meet people who seem to go from pity party to pity party. the real point of this song is to get out of that cycle.

I love Alyssa's harmony vocal on this.

lyrics

this one i got when i was seven
learning to climb trees
this one i got twenty years later
cutting through the crease
this one i got when my horse took off
mane clutched in my hand
still remember flying through the air
looking for a place to land

you said you had a heart that was broken
but it's just that it worked too hard
doctors said that they'd fixed it
but you best stay on your guard
we can walk down to the beach and watch
the sun make way for the stars
or we can stay here all night
talking about our scars

what gets left on the inside
and what more do we lose?
the things we've taken for granted
they leave us better
but they leave us bruised.

this one has healed up nicely
this one i'll have for life
this one needed stitches
but i barely felt the knife
we fly around each other like two
fireflies stuck in a jar
must we stay here all night
talking about our scars?

credits

released December 30, 2017
Rhythm guitar and vocal: Mike
Mandolin: Don Bray
Vocal: Alyssa Wright

Arrangement by Martyn, Bray, & Wright

Engineered and Produced by Don Bray

Photo by Roman Trifonov, via Unsplash.

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