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We all know that art is hard, that’s why it’s not for you.
It always takes a trained elite with decades spent in school.
It’s a miracle of talent, with not an ounce of skill,
If you can’t make art when you’re born it’s safe to say you never will.
Still...maybe…

Write that novel, paint that thing, the whole world wants to hear you sing.
Step out of the shower and hit the stage.
Each piece shows a different part, humanity is built on art.
Your name is written on that page.

The first verse was a lie of course, as you can plainly see.
You can make all the art you want, it’s as easy as can be.
A novel’s just a bunch of words, comics ink just splashed around.
Even the greatest symphonies are just a pile of sounds.
So maybe...

Write that novel, paint that thing, the whole world wants to hear you sing.
Step out of the shower and hit the stage.
Each piece shows a different part, humanity is built on art.
Your name is written on that page.

The second verse also lied; art is beyond difficult.
It can push you to your limits, and drive you madly critical.
In this game of skill and time, there’s one thing to remember:
Practice never perfect makes, but it always makes you better.

There’ll be people who try to make you feel ashamed,
Self-conscious, nervous or even afraid.
Don’t listen for a minute, pull the pin on your art grenade.
Call the thunder from the heavens, say “Show me what you've made!”

Write that novel, paint that thing, the whole world wants to hear you sing.
Step out of the shower and hit the stage.
Each piece shows a different part, humanity is built on art.
Your name is written on that page.

Art can take up all your time, your wit and all your courage.
The third verse didn’t lie a bit, and neither did the bridge.
But art will also build you up and show you who you are.
The world awaits, so grab your pen, and make some fuckin' art.
So maybe...
So what are you waiting for?

Write that novel, paint that thing, the whole world wants to hear you sing.
Step out of the shower and own that stage.
Each piece shows a different part, humanity is built on art.
Your name is written on,
Your name is written,
Your name is written on that page.

credits

from Make Each Other Brave, released April 5, 2017
Jim Tigwell - Guitar and vocals
Kayleigh LeBlanc - Vocals and percussion

Music and lyrics by Jim Tigwell

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Woot Suit Riot Kitchener, Ontario

In Woot Suit Riot, we make each other brave. Part band, part Youtube channel, part support group, we write music about videogames, pop culture, feelings, and the strange half-thoughts you have when waking up in the morning.

Woot Suit Riot is made up of Jim Tigwell and Kayleigh LeBlanc.
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