All These Fears

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All These Fears

Words and Music by Juliet Wright

Chorus:
When will I shed all these fears and live?
When will I stop being selfish and give?
When will I face all these fears and break free?
Why am I so afraid to be me?

Verse 1:
As a child I could feel creatures
Crawling up my legs
All alone in my bed at night
I’d jump and cry and beg

Verse 2:
I was truly afraid of monsters
I knew they were under my bed
Or hiding in my closet
Slowly invading my head

Prechorus:
Bug-eyed it was 3:00 am
Watching ghosts float down the hall
Out to get me they truly were
The most frightening of all

Out of breath
My heart was pounding
Covers up to my chin
I’d scream the nightmare silent scream
No sound no rescue no win.

Chorus:
When will I shed all these fears and live?
When will I stop being selfish and give?
When will I face all these fears and break free?
Why am I so afraid to be me?

Verse 3:
Now I cry that cupid will curse me
And I’ll live my life alone.
My glass is empty for all to see
And their hearts will turn to stone.

Verse 4:
A fatal mistake will finish me
Like Eve’s tragic fall
And people will finally find out
What’s really behind my wall.

Prechorus:
Fear and pain are my offering
They attack my heart once more.
My nerves are throbbing like guitar strings
in arpeggios that soar.

If we stand in opposite corners
Hearts and minds exposed
Am I strong enough to stand it
With my battle scars exposed

Chorus:
When will I shed all these fears and live?
When will I stop being selfish and give?
When will I face all these fears and break free?
Why am I so afraid to be me?

Bridge:
I have always lived in a sea of fear
Waiting for a shoe to drop
Waiting for my heart to stop
Pounding through my chest.

Now I’ll confront my fears a head on
Speak my truth, sing my song,
And if you choose to walk away.
After you’ve heard what I have to say,
At least I believed in me.

Chorus:
When will I shed all these fears and live?
When will I stop being selfish and give?
When will I face all these fears and break free?
Why am I so afraid to be me?

credits

from Fearless Moral Inventory, released October 2, 2010

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