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Cassandra, You're Braver Than I'll Ever Be

from Songs of Defiance by John Shields

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Cassandra, you’re braver than I’ll
Ever be, you’ve kept your
When we talk of our dreams
You’d describe scary things that
You saw with the lights off

Silhouettes in the hall
Kitty ears, but a person
We’re so weird
I thought about it all at rehearsal

When I tried on the dress
No one gave a shit but then again
nobody knew
I’ll admit that I’ve kept my mouth shut
And I’m sorry for that
Cuz I love you

It’s difficult to describe
There are layers to nonsense
It’s hard to compromise
When people you love are
different than you

There’s no use for excuse
I’ll just cut to the chase
Tracing words on a blank page
We’re more alike than
We’ll ever know and I tell you

Judgments run and hide
Silhouette, spirit guide
Judgments run and hide
You will be beside me, I
Beside you for the rest of my life


from Songs of Defiance, released October 9, 2020
Cassandra, You’re Braver Than I’ll Ever Be
John: Vocals, CP70, Clarinet
Luisa Marion: Violin
Emily Jenkins: Cello
Produced / Engineered by John Shields
Mixed by John Shields
Recorded at Temple Recording Studio
Mastered by Edsel Holden III at Red Act Studios


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