The Perfectionist, The Perfector 

to me

Say it Like You Mean it to Me. 

Even under pressure

better maybe i will over come it 

 

Break it open give it to me 

Even if it’s empty 

Plenty maybe we can make it something 

 

Write it down and send it to me

look back at the stories  

Letters, A vision laid on paper 

 

 

lets fall in a bit deeper... at least we won’t  dream shallow  

 

 

Draw it out   

Like raindrops under sunshine

Make a double rainbow

Stack it up 

In folders multicolored 

sifting through the papers 

Crumpled up

fearful doubts, toss it out 

And  let it all go now 

Say it loud

more than once, other whispers

Only getting softer 

Say it Like You Mean it to Me. 

Even under pressure

better maybe i will over come it 

Break it open give it to me 

Even if it’s empty 

Plenty maybe we can make it something 

Write it down and send it to me

look back at the stories  

Letters, A vision laid on papers 

This song is almost like writing a motivational  letter to yourself. It could also be a love song. Telling the other person how much something means to you and the vision you have for each other even when it’s hard. I wanted to create a chill R&B kind of vibe of a song. I love that genre. 6lack, pink sweats, Jessie Reyes, etc . But this still has a bit of a pop vibe too it but more than the other songs on the album this one  has that smooth soulful  beats in the back.  Instead of just a love song on another level “to me”, is actually about reminding you to be kind to yourself and not letting the doubts and fear of failure get to you. Everyone has confidence. But raise your hand if your sometimes a perfectionist and sometimes are the  hardest on yourself for not always getting it right or when things don’t go the way you expect? 

Another theme coming back in this song you’ll also see in other songs is the idea of not being afraid to dive deep when you chase after your dreams. Because sometimes dreaming to shallow makes you miss out on the most amazing things. 

These verses are all metaphorical in relation to  drawing out an image/your vision  on paper that maybe is too crazy to happen “a long shot” “too good to be true” Stacking up your ideas and sifting through what you want to do now and later. Priorities. We struggle to balance those everyday. Crumple up the things that are no longer getting you anywhere along with your doubts and fears that are holding back.  The truth is sometimes you need to take a moment and address what those fears and doubts are before you can crumple it up and throw it out. Sometimes more than other people believing in you, you have to believe and say it out loud to yourself. 

The cliche “look yourself in the mirror moment”. The truth is thought we all rely too much on societies perception of us. Me concluded. But once in a while practice thinking instead of what does this mean “to them”...what does this mean “to me”. It’s important to take both perspectives but never your let your own vision get lost. 

Sometime we have plans. In our mind, we tell ourselves we are “going to do this tomorrow” But maybe due to procrastination or pressure we actually don’t get it done. When you learn to over come that fear of failure or actually fail, you  develop a skill, a bit of resilience to overcome it the next time. It’s also like telling someone you care about to give you honesty even if it will hurt becuase just maybe you will overcome it. 

I don’t know about you all but I write down my thoughts everywhere. For songwriting for example my notes app is backed up to icloud and through this whole project i would slowly fill it words and thoughts about the messages of each song. write your goals down one day and Look back it and remind yourself of the vision you had and can continue to achieve if you just put your mind to it. 

 

Sometimes we have an amazing idea but we are so scared to break ground. What if there is actually nothing there and it fails anyways? Maybe you’ll be the only one that cares about your vision. But in order for something to grow, you only need 1 seed. It’s your duty to make your goals into something by trying. Success or failure is the future. What you can do about it happens in the present. It’s also like starting something with someone with the fear of nothing there but still taking the chance to make it something.

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