Not Too Much

Not Too Much

alyxanderjames's picture

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Liner Notes: 

I've apparently abandoned the tarot project for the week, but that's fine - at least I'm writing! I wrote this yesterday. I don't think it's done, but it's done enough to count for 50/90, at least.

Lyrics: 

Voices, voices from the TV screen and magazines
Everywhere I go, the world is telling me
That happiness will always feel slightly out of reach
As long as I am living in this body

Voices, voices echo in my head as I lie in bed
They say I’m too big and I am too intense
That I must force myself to fit a space they understand
And I must feel loathing for this body

This voice is so familiar I mistake it for my own
It’s followed me from childhood and tried to stunt my growth
But if I sit in silence and I ask myself what’s true
I can hear my real voice coming through

I am not too much, I’m just enough
And though the world is out of touch
My body is not wrong and I am right where I belong
The space I take is sacred and I’m strong

I am not too much, I’m just enough
And though the world is out of touch
My body is not wrong and I am right where I belong
The space I take is sacred and I’m strong
And I am not too much
No I am not too much



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Comments

Beautiful song, the chords underneath create the emphasis on the vocals and what you’re saying, it was clear and the message was hugely relevant to me and how I see myself in my own body. We all make judgements but the real culprit is what we think we need to be, largely held up a sa standard by the society that even rejects its own ideals if you look underneath the painting of a picture we see.

Calum Carlyle's picture

Lovely stuff, lyrics and music, lyrics are something i think a lot of people might empathise with in the 21st century.
Even the casual tone of the recording sounds great. The octave mandolin is an interesting choice of instrument, it sounds very rich and ringy.