music video: Come for you (“act normal”)

Come for you (“act normal”)


She had her hopes and her day dreams    About how her life would be
She had her sacred opinions        About how her life should be
She had her history of panic        don’t let them see the embarassment
She had her quiet desperation         trying hard just to fit in

Could you pretend to be relaxed
Ain’t that the right thing to do?
Okay, everyone: act normal…
or else they’re gonna come for you!

She didn’t meet some expectations          all the ones that didn’t fit her
Other people could condemn her          she could learn to be alone
everyone has had their complaints            like she should have been more fun
She had her healthy paranoias         like while driving watch the road

Could you pretend to be relaxed
Ain’t that the right thing to do?
Okay, everyone: act normal…
or else they’re gonna come for you!

Well, when she’s scared she’d say something is wrong
then before long she’d say someone is wrong
After a while she’d say I don’t belong
around all of these people who don’t know how to be strong… like me
but she was weak
and hiding her fears
behind a mask of raging arrogance
to cover her tears
and distract from her shame
She was terrified of courage
she called it the fear of fear itself
but it still feels tense by any name

Could you pretend to be relaxed
Ain’t that the right thing to do?
Okay, everyone: act normal…
or else they’re gonna come for you!

She had her hopes and her day dreams About how her life would be
She had her sacred opinions About how her life should be

 

 

 

alternate takes: (with extra improvisations on the guitar)


 

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