Sing Through the Sadness and Love

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When she first left he came home that night and had two little girls who had a mother who had just walked out on them. Not only that but he was beginning to sense the presence of darkness within himself and so he worried about his future. He realized it was very possible he would not be alive for very long. He was terrified for the future of his children. Everything was collapsing around them. He wanted to make sure that no matter what happened in the future that he would be able to leave some kind of helpful advisement for them. He could already sense that he had formed himself into a robot in order to shut off his emotions so that he could continue to function and go to work without breaking down, and tuck them in at night without crying, but he could feel this commitment to the absence of feeling was going to damage him. He didn't want the same things for his daughters. He wanted them to know that their emotions were appropriate, that it was okay to feel angry, that it was okay to feel sadness, but that through all of that they must also remember their beauty and their strength and they must be willing and able to celebrate beauty. So he wrote them this song. He didn't have the courage to write a suicide note, so he wrote them this song instead, but in doing so he reminded himself of those very same lessons he was trying to impart on them, and slowly but surely singing this song recommitted him to embracing emotions and celebrating beauty himself.

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Lay down your head loves, and worry about not a thing, for I will be here, I’ll be watching you
You can dream if you’d like or you can just close your eyes and let sleepiness slowly fall into you
But don’t be afraid of the night, for darkness it helps us appreciate light, and in the morning you’ll wake, feel that sun on your face
Feel and sing, sing it out sing, cause you make my heart sing, it sings for you sings
Cause I’m filled with love, love, love, sadness and love
And you’re filled with light, light, light, darkness and light
So give me all your kisses, kisses, oh my little Misses I need all your kisses, I always will
Walk with your head held high, let nobody put you down, you are lovely, you’re brave and you shine so bright
And though trouble will find you love, just hold your ground, you are stronger than what they can throw at you
But don’t be afraid to feel sad, for tears help us fight through the times that are bad, yes even tears have their place, feel them run down your face
Feel and sing, sing it out sing, cause you make my heart sing, it sings for you sings
Cause we're filled with love, love, love, sadness and love
And we’re filled with light, light, light, darkness and light
So have all my kisses and hugs, have my voice and all of my love, you always will

credits

from Pack Thy Secrets Deep, released April 25, 2017
Vocals: David T8tz
Guitar: David T8tz
Piano: Paul Akers
Bass: Carla Capolupo
Harmonica: Shay Capolupo

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David T8tz and His Lovely Friends Los Angeles, California

David T8tz has always used music as a way to cope with sadness. From his first heartbreak at 12 years old, he was writing and performing his own songs. He never thought this skill set learned at at such a young age would become so necessary for survival later in life.

(Previously David was the frontman for Winston and the Telescreen.)

Contributing musicians are listed in the track notes.
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