Beaten Down (I Did It To Myself)

Beaten Down (I Did It To Myself)

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Liner Notes: 

TC: Deanna was kind enough to let me take a stab at her lyric Beaten Down. I was immediately impressed with her creation. I've made one or two (hopefully) small changes to the lyric for rhythm and to make it feel right for me.

Lyrics: 

Beaten Down
Lyric: Deanna Sweidel (c) 2019

Beaten down
And broken
Can’t take any more
Rejection

Beaten down
And lonely
As I stare at my
Reflection

I did it to myself
Reached too high above
I did it to myself
Sacrificed our love

Beaten down
And broken
I walked away
From you

Beaten down
And lonely
I made my choice
It’s true

I did it to myself
Reached too high above
I did it to myself
Sacrificed our love

For what? No grace
I did not win
Didn’t make it like I thought
For what? No fame
I did not get
Get to make it to the top

I did it to myself
Reached too high above
I did it to myself
Sacrificed our love

I did it to myself
Reached too high above
I did it to myself
Sacrificed our love

Beaten down
And broken
Can’t take any more
Rejection

Beaten down
And lonely
As I stare at my
Reflection



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

excellent collab. i can feel the pain inside deannas lyrics in tcelliots music and performnce.

metalfoot's picture

Really nice job, both of you. TC's heartfelt performance matches the lyrics nicely.

kahlo2013's picture

Perfect marriage of music and lyrics. Together you have created a powerful song that tugs at the heart with authenticity and sorrow.

Jibbidy34's picture

Oof...this is a heart tugger. Bittersweet self deprecating, chastising message of 'shoulda known better'. I feel ya! Have written this very song several times over. Tom's vocal delivery and music perfectly capture the emotion. I'd say that's a win-win guys!

AndyGetch's picture

Random pop-up and I'm glad I heard this one. Music and melody amplifies the vibe and feeling of the lyric. Super collab!

JWHanberry's picture

Good job y'all. The melody fits the words like a glove. Strong guitar gives the vocal plenty of support. I like the stops in the chorus after the bridge. Adds some drama. Very well done.

wobbie wobbit's picture

nice collab, really captures the self beating space. lyrics are strong and the setting suits them perfectly, i like the stops too. nice one both of you!

Kristi's picture

The angst in the lyric is present and the music highlights it with a real sensitive, emotional delivery. I like the pauses after "I did it to myself" too. Adds something. Well done all around.

TheTau's picture

Hey TC... I like what you did with the lyric. Perfect emotional match. The pause after the Hook strengthens the Hook.
Love the emotional kick you have. It pulls in pictures (mental), this is exactly what is needed and wanted by the listener.
Great collab
Russ