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Keep It Real

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Emerson House, September 2015
09/30/2015
Emerson House, September 2015

Story

This song was written in a workshop with people in early recovery at Emerson House in Cape Cod, MA. The format of the workshop allows people to gain hands-on experience with recovery skills like letting a process unfold and slowing down. It was rerecorded by Kathy Moser and Alice Leon and additional members of the Promises Collective.

Contact Kathy Moser: 908-591-4541 or kathy@musicforrecovery.com for more information.

Lyrics

Keep It Real

Emerson House, September 2015

Chorus
When I was angry at everyone else
I’d just use and scream inside myself
Now I’m gonna tell you how I feel
I’m just trying to keep it ,
keep it real
Keep it real,
tell you how I feel
And keep it real

I’d lie; cheat, hit; cry
to get what I wanted so I could get high
I tell you I did things that I didn’t do
So you would believe me and I would too

I didn’t answer the phone
I didn’t answer the door
Til finally nobody cared anymore

Chorus

I felt like the walls were all crashing down
Now I have a chance to breath above ground

I felt like waldo, I was hidden
Cause my choices were forbidden
I was hiding out, but I wanted to be found.
When you stopped looking, I felt let down

Chorus