Published on Mar 29, 2012 I feel I need to tell you a little about this song, because you can imagine how hard it is to hear your child sing a song he's written about suicidal thoughts. Sawyer and I have been following the heartbreaking stories in the news about the many teen suicides, some by gay teens, by kids who were apparently bullied. He watched me just sob during the last episode of Glee, when Karofsky attempts suicide, because I knew this fictional character was based on things that were happening in real life across our country. The next day, Sawyer was in his room playing guitar and writing this song. He is a painfully empathetic young man, and I think this song is just his way of trying to understand the emotions someone would feel at that lowest moment. He kind of taps into the emotions and becomes that person through song. So Sawyer's fine- just a very emotionally deep child musician. This was an article in Rolling Stone that really affected us both: www.rollingstone.com/politics/...
Lyrics: Out My Window
Looking out my window See the ground I'm falling down. This will all be over Tired of this world I'm leaving now.
Looking out my window Sun is just coming down And as I'm falling And as I'm falling I turn around. Look at the life I live in And I know there's People who love me. Too many people Who don't.
Looking out my window See the ground I'm falling down This will all be over One more step And it is done
And as I'm falling And as I'm falling I turn around Look at the life I live in. And I know there's people Who love me Too many people who don't
Looking out my window Sun is just coming down I'm coming down. I'm coming down.
These are the lyrics for "Might Be Brighter" These lyrics were posted with the You Tube video
Uploaded on Nov 21, 2011
The story behind this song is kind of neat. People often ask where Sawyer comes up with the lyrics- they often have subjects he hasn't experienced directly, being only 12. His usual answer is "I watch a lot of TV." LOL. But this song was written during an argument his older brothers were having. They were at a point where no one could be flexible or compromise and Sawyer was worried the fight would get physical, because the emotions were running so high. He removed himself to his room and wrote a song about them, but tweaked the story line so it's about a romantic relationship instead. The argument ended well, in case you were worried. You can hear Sawyer's frustration, exhaustion, and sense of hopelessness in the song. Good therapy, I guess. Oh- and this is my new camcorder- hope the sound and video are noticably better!!
"Might Be Brighter"
Lyrics (so far) by request
You don't want to step back You don't want to move forward You just wanna stay You just wanna stay Where you're at.
Lookin' at the stars again Thinking that one of them Might be Brighter.
But you know, I can't go this trail again I can't be your man Forever I can't keep doing this Over and over again.
You're on a cruise ship Going nowhere How can you call this living.
You don't want to step back You don't want to move further You just wanna stay You just wanna stay Where you're at.
Lookin at the stars again Thinkin that one of them Might be Brighter Might be Brighter
Get into your car again Listen to the same song And the same person Nothing different
I can't go this trail again I can't be your man forever Can't keep doing it Over and over again
You're on a cruise ship Staring at the stars again How can you call this Living
But you don't want to step back You don't want to move forward You just want to stay You just want to stay Where you're at.
Lookin at the stars again Thinking that one of them Might be brighter But you know
I can't go this trail again I can't be your man Forever Forever
Since this recording, Sawyer's not sure he wants to keep the part about the car, and I guess he's still messing with it a bit.
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