Coping Skills

Story Behind The Song

I have a tendency towards depression. This song came out in one of my bouts of it. My husband is always trying to help me with it. This song is about how our relationship is sometimes.

Song Description

This song touches on depression, difficulty coping with life, and relationship ups and downs.

Song Length 4:34 Genre New Age - Meditative
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Serene Subject Life, Relationship
Language English Era 2000 and later


Coping Skills

Coping skills ... far away from me Seeking thrills in life's menagerie
Well you say I'm addicted to this sad thing
Well I say not addicted I just sometimes need a fling

Shotgun shells are lying at our feet
Smoking guns point at what's left of you and me
Well I'm tired of the anger and frustration
But it seems they've become my daily libation

So I'm begging God to open up the doors
Before the fIres burn us up to cinders
I'm locked inside a wooden box of "hinders"
With a lion ... pacing trails across the floor

Nurtured skills don't seem to mean a thing
In payoff's tills I never get the ring
The clouds come and descend on my head like a hood
Comes the thought I most dread, "Well I'm just not that good."

Bitter pills we swallow day by day
Choke them down with a good stiff shot of pain
You say I don't have to be so hell bent to be lost
But my faith, just like trash, crumpled and tossed


Lyrics Jennifer Perryman Music Jennifer Perryman
Producer Jennifer Perryman and Michael Medina Publisher Guinever Publishing
Performance Jennifer Perryman Label Tembre Entertainment, Inc.

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