Shame

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I've chosen not to include the lyrics for this song, but instead provide explanation for why it was written the way it was.

This song was written on my least favorite day of 2014. I was pissed off, confused, upset, and downright hurt. So, instead of doing something rash (aka hurting myself or someone I love) I scrawled out the chorus of Shame on a piece of paper next to my couch. The riff came soon after, and this song was born.

I explain all this to say that I believe I serve a God who understands hurt and allows me to work through it in a constructive way. Some people (including myself at certain points in my life) may freak out and say things like "How can you live with yourself?!? You call yourself a Christian, but you swore in a song and put it out for everyone to listen to." My response: Yes. I used a "bad word". However, if the God I follow can't love me as I'm honest about my hurt, I'm not sure He's someone who deserves anyone's dedication.

So I leave you with this: The censor takes away the artist's ability to be honest. Don't contribute to a lie. -Wyatt

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from The Swansons, released March 31, 2015
Engineered by Josh Van Dyke and Viktor Mendez
Mixed by Wyatt Braden and Viktor Mendez
Produced and Mastered by Wyatt Braden
Harmony vocals by McKayla Yager

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