Singalong! Weekend: L.E.S. Artistes by Santigold

I was listening to this song in the background the other day, when the lyrics suddenly pierced through my concentration: "I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up." What the perfect description of... well, everything! I mean, she's writing about being an artist, and that is definitely the rallying cry of artists everywhere, but it speaks to so much of life.


L.E.S. ARTISTES
by Santigold

What I'm searching for
To tell it straight, I'm trying to build a wall
Walking by myself
Down avenues that reek of time to kill
If you see me keep going
Be a pass by waver
Build me up, bring me down
Just leave me out you name dropper
Stop trying to catch my eye
I see you good you forced faker
Just make it easy
You're my enemy you fast talker

I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up
If I could stand up mean for the things that I believe

What am I here for
I left my home to disappear is all
I'm here for myself
Not to know you
I don't need no one else
Fit in so good the hope is that you cannot see me later
You don't know me
I am an introvert an excavator
I'm duckin' out for now
A face in dodgy elevators
Creep up and suddenly
I found myself
An innovator

I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up
If I could stand up mean for the things that I believe

Change, change, change,
I want to get up out of my skin
Tell you what
If I can shake it
I'm 'a make this
Something worth dreaming of

Photo by Stuart Sevastos


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