GertyGerty

Australia

15
She/her
Musician/ writer/ actor.
Unapologetic vegan <3

Message to Readers

Hello! Have a read and a listen, would love to know what lines/ phrases stick out to you most plus any constructive feedback :)

Today I Felt Pretty

February 16, 2021

Ab7  Fm
Today I felt pretty
without you around me
Barefoot in the city
my feet dark and gritty
From dust that I picked up
from taking the hard stuff
to heart
I step in
too fast
and come last
Today I was lonely
for me and me only
So I caught a train to the
Circular Quay
I was comfortably staring
at people on ferries
depart
I stand up
feel glass
but I laugh
Cm B Ab7 G
‘Cause nothing fits through this thick skin anymore
I don’t need a lock and I don’t need a door
‘Cause I’ve got no money, no valuables stored
you love me but honey I love myself more
Fm Ab7 Cm G7 Cm B
So if you leave I won’t feel a thing
We used to breathe exhaustion and thought it was oxygen that we
shared, ‘cause I was scared of knowing somebody else who would care
Fm Ab7 Cm
like you should

Ab7 Fm
I lie on a mattress
holding a cactus
I’m bleeding, the fact is
it only takes practice
I’ll burn in the sun
but without it’s no fun
to be
so free
from heat
so bleed
Cm B Ab7 G
Dark red on your hands and sticky, blue glares
from reflections that talk and their compliments rare
‘cause we hate the mirrors, no confidence left
these feelings, though bitter, mean you are still there
Fm Ab7 Cm G7 Cm B
So if you leave I won’t feel a thing
We used to breathe exhaustion and thought it was oxygen that we
shared, ‘cause I was scared of knowing somebody else who would care
Fm Ab7 Cm B
like you should
Like I never could until
I felt
like death
and I made her my friend
I felt the edge
and longed to rest
My head against
the warmth of silence,  no guests
no one to comprehend my interests
or success, just focus
On me
It’s getting easier
It’s getting easier
now
https://youtu.be/OKw-LVX6LVg

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13 Comments
  • anemoia (#words)

    wait, YOU HAVE A RECORD LABEL? (yes, i've been listening to your other incredible music on youtube) and... wow. that is incredible.


    2 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    also, I see you play ukulele, cooool! i'm sort of learning rn.


    2 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    WOW. I regret that I'm discovering this so late. echoing what dear Paisley Blue and abby.a said, it sounds very well produced, professional! that sounds like such a cold compliment. but i'm not done! because your VOICE! chilling. it sounds very mature also, with lots of depth and emotion; i never would have guessed you're 15. and your LYRICS! what talent! i loved these lines, both lyrically and musically:
    "I lie on a mattress
    holding a cactus
    I’m bleeding, the fact is
    it only takes practice"


    2 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    Hey!! It's a good thing I came back haha.

    As for how to reply to comments, you actually have to go onto other people's pieces and type a response. An example of that would look like this:

    re: oh, that's so cool about garageband! the video sounds awesome! seriously i can't get over it! :)

    ....and that's how you'd reply to a comment. It's kinda annoying, but that's the only way the other person gets the notification.

    Hope your day is going wonderfully!


    3 months ago
  • GertyGerty

    Thank you all for the comments!
    I'm very new to this site so i don't actually know if or how I can reply to them individually? But anyways, you all are so lovely and this just made my day <3

    In response to Paisley Blue's question about recording, I record everything onto garageband through a small interface and a mic. It's a pretty basic set up but can achieve some really cool recordings when you know what you're doing :)


    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    yeah abby.a and i were talking about this omg honestly it's so good!! welcome to wtw, sorry for blowing up your notifications haha. just realized i didn't quote my favorite lines :
    "Today I was lonely / for me and me only"
    "‘Cause I’ve got no money, no valuables stored / you love me but honey I love myself more"
    "I’m bleeding, the fact is / it only takes practice"
    "We used to breathe exhaustion and thought it was oxygen that we / shared, ‘cause I was scared of knowing somebody else who would care"
    overall this song is so well-written and sung and wow!! it sounds like you've got some neat effects going on there in the video - do you have recording equipment or did you layer yourself? sorry i'm wayy more into this than i should be haha, this is amazing!

    ...

    i may or may not have listened to this 6 times in a row.... ;)

    welcome to wtw!! hope to see more of your work!! :))


    3 months ago
  • pyrrhic

    CHILLS. your voice is so beautiful. you did such a wonderful job with the production of the song, and your voice is just BEAUTIFUL. it all fits together perfectly. and i am absolutely in love with the overall message of song as well.
    here are a few of my favorite parts:
    "Today I was lonely
    for me and me only"
    "We used to breathe exhaustion and thought it was oxygen that we
    shared, ‘cause I was scared of knowing somebody else who would care"
    "Dark red on your hands and sticky, blue glares
    from reflections that talk and their compliments rare
    ‘cause we hate the mirrors, no confidence left
    these feelings, though bitter, mean you are still there"
    "Like I never could until
    I felt
    like death
    and I made her my friend"
    truly, you did such an amazing job with this. i am blown away. WELL DONE! also, welcome to wtw! what a way to enter, holy crap :]


    3 months ago
  • LadyBug...

    Wow! Just wow!


    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    and your voice is beautiful!! (i'm sorry i promise i'm done now XD )


    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    halisduhaslfiugsla hOW wow i'm obsessed with this!!


    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    okay this literally gave me chills. this is so good!

    sorry i just... wow!


    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    this is... professional quality, oh wow!! beautifully done!!! : ]] i'm incredibly impressed!! wow... :D


    3 months ago
  • aalawrites

    OMG I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!! WELL DONE!!! <3


    3 months ago