Turn It Around

by @wondertruly

Skirmish: Out of the gutter (@ajna1960)

Liner Notes

#singer_songwriter #acoustic_one_take #person_with_guitar

Hello, FAWMers! I'm back after taking a day off of writing for my sanity. I wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who has been commenting on my songs! I'm having a difficult time keeping up with individual thank yous & trading listens, but I'm so proud of all of you for doing this dang thing!

So...I made a very dumb and expensive mistake starting with accidentally putting in the wrong apartment number for a microphone delivery and ending with finding the apartment FedEx delivered my package to, but the people in said apartment denying that they received anything even though I have photo proof of the package being on their very specific doormat.

The day has been an emotional roller coaster: spending the morning hunting down the apartment on foot, being elated at finding the right place, the suspense of waiting for the leasing office to get back to me after contacting the residents, the optimism and hope in humanity that the residents would do the right thing, and then the disappointment of either the residents' dishonesty or the dishonesty of someone else stealing the package from in front of their door. Followed by the immense shame and disappointment in myself for making such a stupid mistake to begin with.

I've been trying really hard to stay upbeat and grounded in my life, and for one small (but expensive, haha) event to unsettle me so deeply is even more disappointing, it feels like the work I've done in therapy doesn't stick when it counts.

And so, dear reader, if you have come this far through the paragraphs, I present you with "Turn It Around," my Monday afternoon vent song.

Lyrics

I made a mistake again
Ah, this one's gonna cost me
I'm trying to bounce back from this
To turn it around

I don't really feel like singing
I don't want to keep my head up
Had to go and blow it sideways
Oh, what a splendid mess

Everything I do feels pointless
Knowing I'm still so foolish
How'd I come all this way
Just to sweep my own feet again

I made a mistake again
Ah, this one's gonna cost m
I'm trying to bounce back from this
To turn it around
Turn it around

I really don't like how easy it is to lose my footing
Walk back the steps it took me to feel myself at last
Can I seize the opportunity to alchemize my destiny
Change a mood before it changes me
Into my darker half

Ah, where's my winning streak?
Ah, confidence depleted
Ah, won't concede defeat
I can beat this

I made a mistake again
Ah, this one's gonna cost me
I'm trying to bounce back from this
To turn it around
To turn it around

Comments

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This is a really strong song. It reminds me a bit of Missy Higgins. It feels very honest. Well performed! Love it!
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I don’t know how you do it but every song I’ve heard so far is an absolute killer. Everything here is perfect. Your melody writing is so brilliant. Your voice is 🤌
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Ugh, I'm so sorry you had to deal with that. I love the chord changes on 'turn it around' specifically, but the whole song really works.
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I'm sorry so that happened to you, but whoa, it sure produced a fabulous song in the end!!!
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This one will be even better in full production, Wonder. I loved those quick chord changes on "To turn it around". Your guitar work is really stellar. Nice tone, too. What is it you're playing?
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Oof, sounds like a rough day, I'm sorry. I hope writing the song was cathartic, at least! It's a relatable one, for sure - I particularly love the bridge on this one, gorgeous work!
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