• Julianna Sweeney

New Music | "Ivy"

I’ve been in the process of writing this one for a while now.


I started writing it the last time I came out to Cali before the move (almost 2 months ago now). With all of the changes this new season is bringing in, I often find myself at a loss for words.


I often find myself trapped up in my head, trying to untangle my thoughts. What goes on inside our mind directly and indirectly affects what goes on outside too though. Sometimes doubt, envy and insecurity come out to play through actions and we end up hurting the ones we love as a result.


There’s such a stigma around dealing with what’s going on inside - the good the bad and the ugly. This song is about realizing there’s something going on that’s bigger than yourself, surrendering to God’s plan, and allowing yourself to accept the help that the right people want to give.


You’re not alone and there’s no shame in getting help and letting it all out - especially in a creative way!


Sending love always,

J.S.


LYRICS

don’t you find it funny how it’s the little things

like a shingle falling off the roof in spring

getting to your gate on time to find your flight delayed

or saying something you don’t mean to prove a point you made


it’s enough to make you go mad


one notch at a time, the pressure builds inside

but I won’t let it out unless the aesthetic’s right

hard-headed, forget it, don’t sweat it, I’ll be just fine

I’m just taking a quick walk ‘round the dark parts of my mind


but sometimes I take a wrong turn and I’m scared no one will find me

try to scream, try to run, but I’m tangled in envy + ivy

I just don’t know what to believe anymore, I’m don’t keeping score and what I thought was a steady hand needed some holding


I catch myself play the same move in every fight

how I know nothing at all but somehow I’m always right

It’s really something, ain’t it? to get stuck up in your head

air tight, tongue tied, stationary, full speed ahead


but sometimes I step on the breaks and I can’t feel the resistance

I can’t scream, I can’t run, I’m just gliding on instincts + chances

but there’s no shame in knowing you’re meant for more, that’s what faith is for and if your hand is shaking, let someone hold it

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