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In Debt | Written By Shannon Fayth

I wrote this song while I was living in Toronto, Ontario. For me songwriting is organic and happens as a whole. What I mean is that I sit down to write a song and I complete it in that session. Songwriting is like a purge. I sincerely believe that some people feel more intensely than others. I am one of those people. When I feel sad it resonates in my bones, and wormholes into my every thought.

When I wrote this song I simply missed my friend who I had observed destroy herself methodically and slowly. That is why I wrote the melody and lyrics with space and pause. I wanted to give the image of a person who was failing physically and mentally. When I wrote the chorus I wanted to leave the listener with image of a proud woman with her chin up, like a ballerina,  facing the world in-spite of her debts. The debts to me where emotional and physical.  The thing that frustrated me the most was as her friend I would have done anything for her. The lyrics explain that I knew she did not think of me as a true friend.

This song as well as my other songwriting is a wonderful way to express myself, but also to get out the things that bother me the most.

Jordan and the Songs on Sunday Collective have taken this song and given it new life. I am so pleased that the intensity of the emotion of the lyrics and melody are supported by music that expresses the same intensity.

-Shannon

Heaven knows there’s disappointments
She knows there’s two times fear and on the other side are nails
What would I do if you were mistreated
What would I do if you were betrayed?

‘Cause you’re standing like a ballerina
In debt in debt up to your ears

I’ve been watching you go slowly
Your heart beats through the ground in through the dirt
If I could help I would just hold you
My arms are not enough to cure your hurt

‘Cause you’re standing like a ballerina
In debt in debt up to your ears
What about emergencies?
In debt in debt up to your ears
In debt in debt up to your ears

At least you know I really love you
But you never wanted much of that
You live your life like a dreamer’s dreamer
And I’ll be right behind you with your past

‘Cause you’re standing like a ballerina
In debt in debt up to your ears
What about emergencies?
In debt in debt up to your ears
In debt in debt up to your ears
In debt in debt in debt

Lead Vocals: Shannon Fayth
Background Vocals: Laura Bowman, Shannon Fayth, Colin Robinson, & Julie Woods-Robinson
Piano: Kyle Jenkins
Violins/Synths: Jordan Woods-Robinson
Guitar: Colin Robinson
Bass: James Woodrich
Percussion: Kevin Connelly

Mixed by: Colin Robinson

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