I’m pleased to present you with my latest musical creation: “Battle.” This is the home studio video – actual footage of my recording this track, along with Fred E. Jam, keeper of F-Jam Online Collaboration Studios, who played the electronic drum kit.
The song shares my revelation about how mental health or living with a chronic physical condition doesn’t have to be a battle. It can be a humanitarian mission.
At the same time the video is released, so is the single on BandCamp. You can play the track below.
(c) 2020, Lyrics and Music by Jason Didner
Produced by Jason Didner, Amy Didner and Fred E. Jam
Engineered by Jason Didner
Jason Didner – vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass
Fred E. Jam – drums, sound design
Lyrics: Verse 1: I thought this was a battle The kind that’s won or lost Where raging at the rival Brings a victory worth all costs But the prize is alienation Now that seems a hollow win Standing lonely in the ruins Of the war I fought within Verse 2: I thought this was a battle With troops on high alert Couldn’t trace the friendly fire From the part of me that hurt Oh, the rage destroys your allies In the same flames as your foes Your own weapon takes you over No matter how it goes Verse 3: I thought this was a battle I could win and earn my peace Then I saw myself in terror As hostilities increased And the anger gave an order Show no mercy in this fight I asked myself the question Could this order not be right Bridge: It can take all that you got To disobey an order that’s all wrong To take the heat for seeming weak That’s a different kind of strong When the rage calls loved ones enemies And declares we’re at code red And orders me to take them down I’ll lift them up instead Verse 4: I thought this was a battle Now I’m learning it’s much more It’s a mission to compassion For the pain down in my core It’s a journey toward forgiveness When the rage has had its say And the wisdom we discover We can’t fight these things away But we can live to love another day
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