“Oppressor”

©2015 Megan Salter/Laetoli Music(ASCAP)

Lead Vocal: May Castor
Mixed & Mastered at Laetoli Music in New York City

Lyrics:

 

Intro
From day into night, darkness back to light
My life is an uphill battle and I’m losing the fight
Starting to give up but pretending I’m fine
Life is hilly and I keep falling on the climb

 

Verse 1
You throw my faults into my face
And I’m blinded by all my mistakes
You cut me down as I hang on by a thread
Bringing up my flaws from my toes to my head

 

Pre-Chorus
Wanting to be happy
But you’re a wall in my way
Because you’re my oppressor
And I am your prey

 

Chorus
You’re my oppressor
Professor of my flaws
Suppressor of my happiness
Aggressor without a cause

Stressing me, depressing me
To the point where I can’t breath
Forcing me onto my knees
Cuts run up and down my sleeves

Watching myself bleed
Just to know I’m still alive
To God I plead
As I struggle to survive

 

Verse 2
You see the weakness in my scars
They stand out like the moon with the stars
You make it rain on sunny days
You make the bright blue skies turn grey

You’ve made me hate who I’ve become
My body’s weak, my heart is numb
Insecure about what there is to see
Ashamed of just being me

 

Pre-Chorus
Wanting to be happy
But you’re a wall in my way
Because you’re my oppressor
And I am your prey

 

Chorus
You’re my oppressor
Professor of my flaws
Suppressor of my happiness
Aggressor without a cause

Stressing me, depressing me
To the point where I can’t breath
Forcing me onto my knees
Cuts run up and down my sleeves

Watching myself bleed
Just to know I’m still alive
To God I plead
As I struggle to survive

 

Bridge
But I’m done with this war
I’m done being the mat underneath your door
No one deserves to feel they’re not enough
I’m realizing now I deserve to be loved
I’m finding the beauty in my flaws
And learning from my mistakes
Because nobody’s perfect
But everybody’s worth it

I’m standing up for my happiness
I’m standing up to my oppressor
I’m done trying to be like somebody else
I’m standing up for my happiness
I’m standing up to my oppressor
Because I’m finally learning how to love myself

 

Chorus
You’re my oppressor
Professor of my flaws
Suppressor of my happiness
Aggressor without a cause

Stressing me, depressing me
To the point where I can’t breath
Forcing me onto my knees
Cuts run up and down my sleeves

Watching myself bleed
Just to know I’m still alive
To God I plead
As I struggle to survive

 

Conclusion
Talk is cheap
But thoughts cut deeper
As you come nearer
Face to face everything becomes clearer
I’m finally putting an end to my oppressor
Standing in the mirror