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  1. Witness

Lyrics

Witness, by Lauryn Shapter

I don’t need a hero and I don’t need a hand
I don’t need someone to rescue me from the places that I land
And I don’t need your pity, sure as hell don’t need your scorn
I just need someone to walk by me when I walk through the storm

And I don’t need you to clean up all the messes that I make
I don’t need you to sweep up my spectacular mistakes
And I don’t need you to fix me ‘cause I like just who I am
I just need you to meet me here, right where I stand

Chorus:
What I need is a witness for the fight
For the wounds and the stories that I bleed
For the rust and the spurs and the scars on my heart
A witness for this wild life that I lead

And I don’t need perfect tulips standing straight in a row
I don’t need a perfect life wrapped up in a goddamn perfect bow
My roses are drunk but they’re just what I need
And my daisies are making love by the garage there in the weeds

Chorus:
Will you be my witness for the fight
For the wounds and the stories that I bleed
For the rust and the spurs and the scars on my heart
A witness for this precious life that I lead

And I don’t want you to keep your demons locked up good and tight
I want them to be free so we can shine in the light
Our skeletons are getting restless locked behind that closet door
Let’s invite them outside and we’ll all tear up that dance floor

Chorus:
Let me be your witness for the fight
For the wounds and the stories that you bleed
For the rust and the spurs and the scars on your heart
A witness for this wild life that you lead
A witness for this precious life that we lead
This one and only life that I lead