Small Thing (SOTW #3)

October 13, 2008 | Song of the Week

The lyrics for this week’s song were actually written by our super talented friend Jason Graves. He was a member of our other band, Moving Rushmore. We asked Jason to do a brief write up and here’s what he had to say:

“It’s no small thing is a song that expresses how hard it is for me (and most other people) to actually feel the pain and emotion that resides in my heart instead of living and pretending like everything is perfect all the time.  In my experience, feeling that pain has always led to disruption and change that hasn’t been easy, but has ultimately changed me for the better.

The hardest part about meeting pain in my life is that I feel alone.  One of the most encouraging things about this song is that it reminds me that I am not the only one.  Every single person has hurts and painful experiences that have shaped who they are and in this sense we’re all in it together.  It’s very easy for me to get tied up and shut down inside when I don’t feel or take time to express to someone else what’s going on in my life.  So I hope this song connects with that often felt desire each one of us has to be real and honest about the reality of what we feel, but so often suppress because of fear.”

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“Small Thing “
lyrics by Jason Graves & Patrick Largen

It’s the fear of losing all I know
When I’m who I am
Seeing change as disrupting my life
Makes me want to hide

I’m tied up I need free from these lies

It’s no small thing to let go and meet pain
It’s not easy to stand
It pulls on the most painful of strings
It’s the only way I’ll be seen
It’s the only way I’ll be free

It’s the feeling that I’m all alone
With forgotten scenes
Is it worth the road that I’m on
To self discovery

I’m tied up I need free from these lies
Yes I’m tied up I need freed from these lies
That define my life

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