she's not afraid lyrics

A Little Too Much Lyrics

She would not show that she was afraid,
But being and feeling alone was too much to face,
Though everyone said that she was so strong,
What they didn’t know is that she could barely carry on,

But she knew that she would be okay,
So she didn’t let it get in her way,
Sometimes it all gets a little too much,
But you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up,
And you don’t have to be afraid, because we’re all the same,
And we know that sometimes it all gets a little too much,

She would always tell herself that she could do this
She would use no help it would be just fine
But when it got hard she would lose her focus
So take my hand and we’ll be alright

And she knew that she would be okay,
So she didn’t let it get in her way,

Sometimes it all gets a little too much,
But you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up,
And you don’t have to be afraid, because we’re all the same,
And we know that sometimes it all gets a little too much, yeah.
A little too much, I said a little too much ohhh.

Sometimes it all gets a little too much,
But you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up,
And you don’t have to be afraid, because we’re all the same,
And we know that sometimes it all gets a little too much yeah!

Sometimes it all gets a little too much,
But you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up,
And you don’t have to be afraid, because we’re all the same,
And we know that sometimes it all gets a little too much.

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So let me tell you a story of one of the coolest days of my life. The person pictured above is an artist named Jillette Johnson who is absolutely brilliant. She writes amazingly beautiful, tragic, honest, heart wrenching, important music. She has a song called Cameron that’s about a transgender child who feels misunderstood. She has a song called Pauvre Coeur that’s about being in an abusive relationship. She has a song called Heathen that’s about questioning a higher power. A song called When The Ship Goes Down that talks about greed and the need for material things. She writes about things that are important and need to be talked about. If you haven’t heard of her or haven’t listened to her music, then you are missing out. 

Anyway, about 7 months ago, I went to see one of my favorite bands Wakey!Wakey!. I didn’t have high expectations for his openers, and to be honest, I didn’t really want watch them. However, as soon as Jillette opened her mouth, I was mesmerized. I laughed, cried, and was totally inspired.

3 weeks ago, I saw her open for Mary Lambert. I was pretty much the only person who knew who she was, and I couldn’t tell you how excited I was to see her live again. To get to experience that feeling of complete awe and inspiration. As soon as she started playing, and I saw exactly what I expected to see. I saw people who were in amazement of this woman’s talent. After she played each song, people were screaming, and chanting, and rooting her on. At one point, she played my all time favorite song True North. I have a tattoo of True North in her handwriting inside of a whale on my arm. At one point while she was playing the song, she swiveled around and looked me dead in the eyes. She started singing straight to me and gave me a big smile. I was a little star struck.

Once she finished the song, there was a little bit of silence, and I thought “Why not?” So I yelled “Jillette!” then my roommate yelled her name, and she swiveled back around to look at us. I raised my arm a little bit so she could see the tattoo, and  she pointed at me and said “Oh my god! Thank you for doing that to yourself!” (Which is the picture I took above) She then went on to say thank you a couple more times. I was so overwhelmed and happy that she liked the tattoo. It meant the world to me that she appreciated it so much. 

After she played a couple more songs, she announced that the next song was her last song and that she would be by the bar to meet people. I went over, and as soon as she saw me, she went “Whale tattoo!” She then proceeded to talk to me for about 5 minutes and was so personable and sweet. It was so amazing to know that my songwriting hero was as awesome as I thought she was. 

If you haven’t listened to Jillette Johnson, you should. She writes about things that are important and necessary. She writes about things that too many people are afraid to talk about. She could change the world with her lyrics, and I hope more people get the chance to experience the amazing wonder that is Jillette Johnson.

Cameron

Pauvre Coeur

True North

Heathen

When the ship goes down

Bunny

Creep (This is a cover, but it’s one of the best covers I’ve ever heard)