YOU AINT BROKEN

by JOHN COMMON

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YOU AINT BROKEN copyright john common Life can be so mean and cruel Make you feel like such a fool Take you back to middle school Lost your way, Lost your cool You left your heart open wide Someone shoved a knife inside So you filled the hole with wounded pride No one knows the scars you hide You’re not a lover, you’re not a friend You won’t ever trust again, Took your bitter medicine Washed it down with could’ve been’s But when you come to something tough And you don’t think you’re strong enough Remember… You aint broken, You aint broken You aint broken, You’re just scared I know you wanna hide, I know you wanna run But when you wanna run, stay right there You aint broken, you’re just scared You’re sealed off, you’re shut down You’re breakin’ hearts all over town You wear your scars like a crown No one ever turns you into their clown You’re made of stone, you’re made of steel You know the game, you know the deal You’re in control now, hand on the wheel Drive away ‘cause people don’t heal But when you come to something tough And you don’t think you’re strong enough Remember… You aint broken, You aint broken You aint broken, You’re just scared I know you wanna hide, I know you wanna run But when you wanna run, stay right there You aint broken, you’re just scared www.johncommon.com

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YOU AINT BROKEN is a single from JOHN COMMON's upcoming record named THE LOW WINES Vol 1.

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We grow up. It just happens. We wake up one day and we’re an alleged adult. We drag around this thing called a personality. It mostly knows how to be appropriate at work and at parties. Some days, it feels like a broken machine that doesn’t fit in this world.

This song starts way back... with the first wound. And traces how we construct our scar tissue masterpiece, one unconscious decision at a time. Layer upon layer of compounding reactions, stories and memories. A decade or two later: voila, you’re getting tired of acting happy, and wondering why everything tastes like ash.

We wear our brokenness like a badge. Like it’s our best trait. (We worked so hard for it after all.) But it’s not. And I’m calling bullshit. We are oysters whose wounding grit doesn’t always turn into a pearl. Sorry. We’re not broken. We’re just scared.

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released February 1, 2020

CREDITS:
John Common :: voice, songs, acoustic guitar
Jess DeNicola :: voice
Joe Mazza :: guitars

Song written by John Common
Produced by John Common and Steve Vidaic
Engineered by Jim Ruberto
Recorded at Emmasaurus Studios
Mixed and mastered by Steve Vidaic
Photography and Design by Scott McCormick
Layout and Design by Joshua Schneider

THANK YOU to everyone who has come to a show, bought a record,
told a friend about our music or shared a kind word.

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Confession: I like broken shit. I’m just drawn to it. Always have been. I like it even more if it used to be shiny, beautiful, innocent or full of promise. See, the way down is so interesting to me. The way it actually happens, why it happens, the little details that break off as it’s happening. ... more

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