This summer I went through a very trying time of my life… I had a terrible unexpected breakup and I was really struggling to deal with it. A friend of mine suggested that, to get over it, I should write something. She wanted me to write my feelings down, without editing myself, about how I truly felt. It was just supposed to be something I made and threw away.
But as the words came, music also followed, and I was left with a song that I feel could be relatable to a lot of people.
So I recorded the song and sent it out, gathering opinions. I got so many positive reactions that I decided to make this my contribution to this round of Songs on Sunday.
This is a song about a person who has sacrificed for someone else, only to become the victim of the other someone’s ego.
In the end, I am stronger and wiser for the experience, and I hope this song offers some commiseration to others who may be going through the same thing!
Vocals: Laura Bowman
Backing Vocals: Jordan Woods-Robinson
Acoustic Guitar: Laura Bowman
Lead Guitar: David Traver
Bass: David Traver
Keyboard: David Traver
Percussion: Colin Robinson
Mixed By: David Traver
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With thanks to Ryan Hoak for his support for this session.