I Once Was Told

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Non-lovesong about the realities of how I feel sometimes dealing with mental illness.


I once was told to be strong.
I once was told to keep my chin up.
I once was told to move on.
I once was told to try and cheer up.

But they were wrong.
They were wrong.

I once was told I'd be fine.
I once was told that I could do it.
I once was told things take time.
I once was told that I'd get through it.

That was a lie.
A big lie.

You don't know what you're talking about.
You don't know my pain.
You have no clue how I'm feeling right now.
You and I, we're not the same.

I am so tired of being strong.
I have no strength to keep my chin up.
It's hard to want to live on.
It hurts so much can't help but tear up.

I've been sad for too long.


from more now than before, released January 27, 2017
written and performed by: Channing Olivia Hyde

produced by: Braden Dose and Channing Olivia Hyde



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Channing Olivia Hyde Salt Lake City, Utah

Channing used to be a human, but then being basic got the best of her and she turned into a Snapchat filter dog.

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