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Song: Hear Me Roar

FAWM 2022

Album: FAWM 2022
Track: #16

For today's song, I was trying to really focus on "catchy," though, generally speaking, there's usually something kind of catchy in most of my songs. Realistically, what I want to do is somehow try to write a catchy simple song (maybe even a love song) similar to the early Beatles tunes. This is an area I've never really been good at.

The chord progression came pretty easily today, most likely because it's very similar to something I'd used before, but lyrically I was inspired by someone thinking of leaving their job because they felt underqualified, so the song ended up being, basically, about impostor's syndrome.

I can't say it's my finest work, but I also don't hate it. Per usual, just gotta let it soak.

Also, I am aware that it speeds up ... it's semi-unintentional. I couldn't land on a tempo I really liked, but I also like the idea of the confidence building throughout. I'll probably keep the acceleration.

Here's "Hear Me Roar." Enjoy!

Lyrics Print

Sometimes it's hard to believe
I can't do this alone
Can't see what others seem to see
I'm not really that strong

But what if I'm wrong?

Set your mind to it
Head on out that door
Oh oh oh oh oh
Not a lot to it
Hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh

Sometimes it's hard to believe
I'm not as good as I've shown
All of these people I've deceived
So overblown

But maybe I can catch on

Set your mind to it
Head on out that door
Oh oh oh oh oh
Not a lot to it
Hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh

If I'm good at this it's still something I can't control
Cause it feels like I'm playing somebody else's role
I'm afraid that my life would start crumbling if I ever told
Sitting here now trying to convince myself to be bold

Set your mind to it
Head on out that door
Oh oh oh oh oh
Not a lot to it
Hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh

Set your mind to it
Head on out that door
Oh oh oh oh oh
Not a lot to it
Hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh
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