colored pencils

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Words & Music © 2012 Martha Groves Perry

V
Being in school and colored pencils and figuring out what to draw.
Can’t be too easy, must be worthwhile, requires an effort that is raw.

C
If I am short on air, it’s only because I refuse to breathe.
If I rise above despair, it’s because I’m committed to reality.

V
Being in ruins and broken plans and figuring out what went wrong.
Pulling back from the edge of collapse and owning up to the flaws.

C
If I am short on air, it’s only because I refuse to breathe.
If I rise above despair, it’s because I’m committed to reality.

B
Trying to make something of life, not have life make something of me.
Take hold of my colored pencils and fill in the part that’s me, you’ll see.

V
Being in truth and sweet discomfort and figuring out what’s my call.
Can’t be too easy, must be worthwhile, requires an effort that is raw.

C
If I am short on air, it’s only because I refuse to breathe.
If I rise above despair, it’s because I’m committed to reality.

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from something good, track released September 1, 2016
Martha Groves Perry - vocals, backing vocals
Kenny Schick - electric guitar, percussion, bass, toy banjo, keys, backing vocals
Sabine Heusler-Schick - backing vocals

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Martha Groves Perry California

Martha Groves Perry is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. Her original music has a straightforward, introspective, and sometimes edgy clarity, is a fresh mix of blues, rock, and folk with vocals that move easily from lyric to gritty. Her penetrating viewpoint ranges from unbothered amusement to fearless truth-telling.

As a vocalist and cellist, she toured with Michelle Shocked.
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