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About…

This song aims to capture the strong and intense qualities of Type Eight with just a hint of vengeance and a dash of excess on the side. It expresses the difficulty experienced when we see the world as a harsh place from which we need to protect ourselves, to always be strong and protect those we love. This song highlights the defence mechanism of ‘denial’ – not acknowledging our own humanness in order to allow our excessive energy to operate without much opposition, trying to avoid vulnerability. The chorus takes us to the relief experienced when we realise that allowing life to affect us won’t be our ruin, but rather our salvation. It points to truth and ultimately, innocence, as gateways to presence. More about Type Eight…

Lyrics

I wanna be brave

Wanna be Strong

And want it now, oh

Don’t wanna be weak

Don’t wanna be down

Don’t wanna be out

Don’t need your help

I’ll protect and be in charge, so...

Get outta my way, I’m comin’ through

 

But when I rein it in

I see what’s true

What I can be

I wanna be free, I’m gonna be free

To be the innocent me

The innocent me!

 

I want it fair

Want it my way

And wanna take power

Take care of myself

With no one else

This world can get sour

I love it intense

Love it big

And love it loud

So, get outta my way, I’m comin’ through!

 

But I’ll rein in

And see what’s true

What I can be

I wanna be free, I’m gonna be free

To be the innocent me

The innocent me!

 

So stand your ground

Tell me how it is

And when I open up

Don’t shut me down

And I’ll be there for you

See your side too

Yeah I’ll be there for you

 

I’ll rein it in

And see what’s true

What I can be

I wanna be free, I’m gonna be free

To be the innocent me!

 

I rein it in

And see what’s true

What I can be

I wanna be free, I’m gonna be free

I wanna be free, oh God damned free!

To be the innocent me

The innocent me!