Eye

by bailey cooke Amateur

SONG LYRICS

LYRICS:
i look myself in the eye

The things that i can’t deny

i place them all on a shelf

i’m trying to be someone else

it’s some game that i’m playing

where everywhere you go

it feels like your drowning

been on a pedestal since i was a child

that made me just a little too wild

but you won’t catch me in a fight

i hold tight

it’s some game that i’m playing

where everywhere you go

it feels like your drowning

you say, hey

i could of done it differently

you say, hey

it will come for you

everything you do

it will come creeping up on you

you say, hey,

you say hey,

it’s someone else’s life

but it feels like

i could of done it differently

cause everybody else

needs something from somebody else

and you’re just like everybody else

but i could of done it differently

i’ve been a million times

i’ve gone the wrong way before

i’ve been out to sea and i’ve got back to shore

i’ve been there before

i’ve been a million times

don’t you listen to their lies

i’ve gone the wrong way before

don’t u listen to em

don’t be shy

take a shot and give it another try

just take a knife

and cut that bullet out of your side

DESCRIPTION
Eye is a song about appearances- and when your forced to choose between telling the truth and being polite. and I chose this song for the contest because i think connection is only really possible when you're connected to yourself and that's what this song is about. i can't give u a good reason why- but all i've ever wanted in life was to be myself- and it’s part of the reason my music is a lil different than what's on the radio - the full song in its entirety is 3 in movements and the orchestral form was inspired by a tiny desire i have to bring back the era of tropical lounge music and classic pop - like Martin Denny The Beach Boys and The Supremes I recorded and produced the song myself. maybe i was using the timpani setting on my casio. Maybe not. Haha but in general i guess i wrote this song cuz i struggle all the time with feeling like i gotta sound more like what's on the radio for anybody to gimmie a shot. And dealing with the real truth which is if i did that, then i’d be lying to myself and i’d be a fake- and i guess i just don't think anybody should have to live that way too. we should all love each other for who we are. CREDITS: Written performed recorded produced by: bailey cooke Mixing: Kenneth Gilmore https://www.kennethgilmore.com/ Mastering: Idania Valencia, Sterling Sound https://sterling-sound.com/engineer/idania-valencia/ Additional Instruments: Alejandro Cuesta, Quinn McCarthy, Christian, Kenneth Gilmore Album Artwork: Josh Lambert https://josh-lambert.com/ Album Photo: Kokie Imasogie https://www.instagram.com/kokieimasogie/
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