• Julianna Sweeney

Behind The Song | "exposed"


"Exit Fo[u]r" Track No. 6

One thing you should know about me: I’m terrified of planes.

No matter how much I learn about the science or engineering behind them, I’m still convinced they’re just some sort of crazy magic.

By the same token, however, I am completely mesmerized every time I see one.

Every single time, without fail.

How on earth do they just fly? And in a straight line?

Unfazed by the changing winds, so high above each and every one of us in our homes every single day?

Now that’s a miracle.

Often times, I think we get into these negative, intra-personal feedback loops. We hide what we’re truly feeling from ourselves because we believe if we’re not showing our skin, we can't be burned.

Each time we do this though, these habits leak into our relationships and we end up losing ourselves all over again.

We start to wonder why we feel so lost, so burned.

In turn, it makes us hide even more.

Then we start to subconsciously judge those around us for the things that, in reality, we're the ones who feel self-conscious about.

Usually, we don't pick up on it right away.

We’re so hidden from, not only those around us, but more importantly, ourselves.

There comes a point where the more we try to hide from one another only makes us more exposed.

This song is about realizing that.

It’s about observing and understanding it.

Most importantly, it’s about overcoming it.



LYRICS

Out my window I can see the airplanes

Effortlessly, they keep to their course

And it don't matter which way the wind changes

They move on, with all of their force


Up in the open sky is where they fly

With no place to hide

But they do just fine, while I'm still trying

To stay inside


I didn't know I could get a sunburn without showing skin

A big rain cloud above my head and a smile on my chin

Now I can feel it on my shoulders, so I'll lay low

But trying to hide from one another just makes us more exposed


Mama asked, what am I so afraid of

Well, "what if I can't get it right?"

She said, "baby, never lose sight of the strength of the moonlight

Don't be afraid to leave home, it doesn't mean you're letting go

And if you stop and there it's snowing, just make sure you keep going"


I didn't know I could get a sunburn without showing skin

A big rain cloud above my head and a smile on my chin

Now I can feel it on my shoulders, so I'll lay low

But trying to hide from one another just makes us more exposed


I didn't know I could get a sunburn without showing skin

A big rain cloud above my head and a smile on my chin

Now I can feel it on my shoulders, so I'll lay low

But trying to hide from one another just makes us more exposed

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