Track 3: Don't Come Back


This song wears many different masks for me. One of which was suppressed memories; a lot of restless, anxious night with memories hounding me, begging to be seen and validated. So I suppose this song in a way is the emotional fit you throw when you realize there is work to be done, but you feel too exhausted to take the step. 

I wrote the lyric, “you ripped my heart out, it’s too heavy to get back now” and felt a weight lift off my shoulders. Whether I was saying it to someone or to something, I felt like I could finally allow myself to get angry at the pain of it all. It felt so dramatic, broken and pitiful, but still sharp and powerful to say. 

“Don’t Come Back” scared me the most, but also brought me just as much freedom.