Bigger on the Inside / Strip Me Down

by Leannan Sidhe

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This song started with a spark, but that spark landed in a aged supply of ready fuel. How many times must we be told that we are too much, too bright, too alive? How often are we faced with the choice to be less or lose someone we care about? Sometimes it’s time to say “Enough is enough.”

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Bigger on the Inside / Strip me Down
©2017.08.15 Shanti Singleton, Tune 2018.04.17

Take away everything, all that I've ever known
All that I've ever loved, strip me down to the bone
Leave me naked and empty for the world to see
And whatever is left is unquestionably me


CHORUS:I am infinite emotion, I am infinitely Me
I am bigger on the inside, I am more that what you see
I am full of imperfections, I make mistakes and that's okay
I am human, I am other, and I will not go away

My love is as boundless as the infinite stars
My grief could fill oceans, and my rage could burn Mars
For the sake of another I pretend to be tame
But I tire of playing this watered down

BRIDGE SEGMENT: Take me as I am or walk away
But don't demand that I be less for you to stay

CHORUS:

Feeling Nothing consumes, but it won't let me rest
Its hard to break free when it's put to the test
I tried being heartless when I gave mine away
But hearts only multiply, linger and stay

BRIDGE SEGMENT: Even dim I am too bright
So what's the point of hiding all my light?
Take me as I am or walk away
But don't demand that I be less for you to stay

CHORUS:

No more compromise where only one of us wins
I'll not give up my feathers just because you have fins
So dive into your depths if you can't watch me fly
Whatever it takes I'll not give up the sky

BRIDGE: I'm tired of being half of who I am
And still it is too much, I make you drown
So I'm throwing out my dimmer switch
Because you never stick around
Even dim I am too bright
So what's the point of hiding all my light?
Take me as I am or walk away
But don't demand that I be less for you to stay.

CHORUS: 3x

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released April 17, 2018

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Leannan Sidhe Seattle, Washington

Leannan Sidhe is a fey musician with wandering feet, a shimmering soprano voice, and who writes music that tends to the bittersweet. She performs mostly in the Pacific Northwest, but will happily travel further abroad if the opportunity is provided.

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