Music: Stay Down by boygenius

MUSIC is a segment that features a song that’s caught my brain.

This here:

So would you teach me I’m the villain, aren’t I? /
Aren’t I the one constantly repenting for a difficult mind? /
Push me down into the water like a sinner, hold me under /
And I’ll never come up again /

This song caught my brain as, speaking for myself, the days of my apologizing for having a different or difficult mind are over. I’d rather stay down in the water.

Lyrics, “Stay Down” by boygenius, album: boygenius

[Verse 1: Julien Baker]
Wasn’t a fighter until somebody told me
I had better learn to lean into the punch
So it don’t hurt as bad when they leave
There you were, turning your cheek

[Verse 2: Julien Baker]
I look at you and you look at a screen
I’m in the back seat of my body
I’m just steering my life in a video game –

Similar acts and a different name

[Refrain]
It’s a slow down

[Verse 3: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers]
So would you teach me I’m the villain, aren’t I?
Aren’t I the one
 constantly repenting for a difficult mind?
Push me down into the water like a sinner, hold me under
And I’ll never come up again

[Refrain]
I’ll just stay down

[Bridge]
It’s a half life, it’s a fallout
It takes so long for me to settle down
And when I finally do there’s no one else around

[Refrain]
So I stay down
So I stay down
So I stay down
So I stay down
So I stay down

Cheers,
Christina Schmidt, MA
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