cindyrella's picture


Liner Notes: 

I was typing the word rescued and the idea came. Needs music and vocals.


© 2019 Cindy Prince

Boring life
Day after day
Thought all I needed
Was a man to stay

Dull existence
Very little fun
If I just had a man
If I only had someone

I wanted rescued
I needed relief
I was not fulfilled
That was my belief

I got it all wrong
Never needed a man
I'm perfectly fine
Just as I am

Active life
Done my way
I never needed
A man to stay

Lush existence
Every day great
I'm fine on my own
It's mine to create

2nd Chorus
I wanted rescued
What I needed was me
I'm whole and fulfilled
What a relief

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


metalfoot's picture

The phrase "I wanted rescued" feels awkward at first but then on more reflection works well as a way of expressing what it means to want a rescue -- to have that whole package. And then the protagonist's realization that they don't need someone else to rescue them ties off the story neatly.

visiblydistorted's picture

Ah yes, the story of finding out that you gotta be your own best friend in life... I love this telling. It expands from a closed sense of almost shame, unfolding into acceptance and even excitement. Lyrically, I think it's strong because it's focused, and doesn't get too flowery. It's right on point. Awesome.

Amanda West's picture

I can well relate to this story in a lyric. We don't need to be looked after, just that it is nice now and then !
For me, this is a punk lyric. Some attitude in the style of Helen Robertson et al.