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#1141788 - 06/13/18 10:09 AM When You're Too Shy  
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This is a semi-personal song related to a demon I have been living with my entire life; one that wasn't even official before 1994. How many of you have ever heard of Asperger's Syndrome, a high functioning disorder on the autism spectrum highlight by social awkwardness. This seems to be one of the last socially acceptable prejudices and have often commented on how being socially awkward today is what being black or gay was some 60 years ago. Shyness is one of the attributes although I did try my hand at being the socially butterfly but it didn't work for me. This is about some of the things that can happen when you're too shy, which is the lyric's title.


WHEN YOUíRE TOO SHY

c2018 Brian Beecher


Baby when youíre too shy
Life-changing events can pass you by
A higher or deeper will
Still can be yours to fulfill

Having the right faith and trust
Will do anything to empower us
But there are things with which weíll have to deal
Coming from out of left field

Baby when youíre too shy
Life-changing events can pass you by
A higher or deeper will
Still can be yours to fulfill

While you drive remain alert
What you donít see can cause great hurt
And now and then great shifts begin
From the way things have always been

Baby when youíre too shy
Life-changing events can pass you by
A higher or deeper will
Still can be yours to fulfill

Even if it scares a bit at first
Take a step back it couldnít hurt
Donít dwell too much on doom and gloom
And give yourself some breathing room

Baby when youíre too shy
Life-changing events can pass you by
A higher or deeper will
Still can be yours to fulfill

Even when youíre too shy

#1141922 - 06/16/18 04:24 AM Re: When You're Too Shy [Re: beechnut79]  
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A personal lyric Brian. Feeling awkward in company is an issue i suffered as a kid and certainly through my teens and early twenties.
I'm in the could'nt give a toss frame of mind now.
I think this comes from life's experiences.
As my dad always said, never go around with the attitude that everyone else is better than you. Think you're as good, even better than most.
Basically half the battle is to stop running yourself down!As we all know there's always some dick head who'll try to do that for you.
Just my thoughts Brian
Hold your head up
Travis


Last edited by Travis david; 06/16/18 04:26 AM.

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#1141985 - 06/16/18 10:16 PM Re: When You're Too Shy [Re: beechnut79]  
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Brian,

This is a nice start to a compelling lyric. My only suggestions are, one, to try to cut down on the syllables where you can (though, of course, that really depends on the melody you have in mind). For example, in the second line, I'm thinking "Life can pass you by" would work OK, and in the second verse, third line, "But we'll always have to deal." My second suggestion is to revisit the first two lines of the fourth verse. Metaphorically, it can work, but it reads literal, and so, for me, a bit out of place. Just something to think about--lose our use, as they say.

All in all though, this one has something going for it. Keep working it!

All the best,

Deej


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