Trying to Hide

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when I was a boy I made a friend of fear
when walls went up my problems seemed to disappear
I wasn’t trying to hide anything from anyone
I wasn’t trying to hide anything from anyone

when I was a boy I picked up disciplines
to board up every door that let rejection in
I wasn’t trying to hide anything from anyone
I wasn’t trying to lie to myself of anyone

but it shut me down
and it kept me down
yeah it shut me down
yeah it kept me down

when I was a boy I craved stability
and sadness never acted unpredictably
I wasn’t trying to hide anything from anyone
I wasn’t trying to lie to myself or anyone

it’s funny all the walls I built that seemed so safe and strong
were bitter monuments that kept my heart cold for so long
it’s funny thing that pain's no indicator of something wrong
maybe improving hurts the same
despite it being what you want

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from Medicine, released July 12, 2016

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Paul Arend Redding, California

my music is a deeply personal test in pushing past the constraints of familiarity. it reflects my progression of personal development and discovery of self.

the content here should not be viewed as individual pieces, but rather chapters that contribute to a broader work.

I sincerely hope it inspires you to push past what you know, to truly find yourself.
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