Be What You Have To Be

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This song was inspired by a character called Dee in a podcast called Brits On Bikes, and specifically by episode 10 (but start from Ep 1; it's worth it.)

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Be What You Have To Be
lyrics and melody by Cat Faber, 2019

Everyone grows up, they say, but you don’t think you can
Your friends, your father, push you, say “you need to be a man”
They shove, they shout, they knock you down, to force you to agree
Saying “be what you have to be.”
Be what you have to be
Be what you have to be
Be what you have to be…

They label you a sissy when you’re trying to be strong.
Pushing you to take a role your heart cries out is wrong.
Something feels like panic and there’s nowhere left to flee
Be what you have to be
Be what you have to be
Be what you have to be
Be what you have to be...

A murmur that you can’t ignore, a bone deep music sings,
A song of metamorphosis, of swiftly drying wings…

It’s the voice that calls the butterfly that struggles to be free
Saying “Be what you have to be.
Be what you have to be
Be what you have to be
Be what you have to be…

Searching for the answers in the darkness of your mind
Scrabbling for courage I believe that you will find
That fighting like a girl brings a strength you don’t foresee.
Be what you have to be.
Be what you have to be.
Be what you have to be.
Be what you have to be.

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from FAWM songs 2019 (extended), released February 17, 2019

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Cat Faber Tennessee

I write music about science fiction and fantasy subjects, commonly referred to as "filk."

I write much faster than I can record. Recent songs may be found at my website--the URL is given below.

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