Bang My Drum

from by Candy Lee

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You've burned your last bridge with me. I hope you can swim.
If this is a game to you, it's one you'll never win.
'Cause my heart is not a toy.
And it's bleeding as it's breaking for you, boy.
Oh, you'll drown. Oh you’ll drown in your own misery.
Oh, you'll drown, you’ll drown in your own sea.
In your own, oh oh oh.

And so I shake my head with anger
from all the times you did me wrong.
My frustration's rising, but I don't want to get violent.
But I've gotta beat something, so I guess I'll just bang my drum.

And so I'm banging my drum, and I'm banging it loud.
I'm banging my drum, and I'm banging it out.
I'm banging my drum, and I'm banging it loud.
I'm banging my drum and I'm banging it out.

Don't come swimming back to me, and don't try to boat.
This island's a fortress now, and it's gates are closed.
'Cause there's a permanent dent in the head of my drum from beating it way too loud and way too long.
And it's a constant reminder of how you make me feel.
And it's best if you just leave me alone.


I'm glad I have musical energy as therapy. I'm glad I have vibrations to comfort me. I'm glad I can express the way I feel through rhythm and time, and that's why, and that’s why…


from Human Conditions, released March 27, 2014


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Candy Lee Fayetteville, Arkansas

Candy Lee is an award winning, "golden voiced" singer/songwriter who combines her love for folk, jazz, and indie music to create her own original style. The first thing you'll notice when you hear Candy Lee is her voice- timeless, entrancing, and ethereal. She Lee pulls you in with her sweet, catchy melodies and moving music, but it is her smart, creative lyrics that deserve a second listen. ... more

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