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Stay Scared

by Shaylee

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Joel Hanna This is a lovely tack great guitar but then again that’s what you get from Elle. There are two great voices in the the track Elle’s powerful message and then the emotion through the stings. Love it and well done! Favorite track: Stay Scared.
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I wrote this one in January 2020 and promptly recorded it the day of. I was in the living room of my old place (same home Short-Sighted Security was recorded in) and if you listen closely, you can hear some of my roommates walking around in the background.

Initially, it was written about the Australian bushfires and the rise of fascism in the United States, but with the ethnic cleansing in Palestine underway, I thought that this song had some power it could lend to the moment to help - even if it's a tiny tiny drop in a vast ocean of voices far more important than mine.

All sales from this single will go towards PaliRoots/Middle East Children's Alliance's Emergency Relief for Gaza fund.


Stay scared, they say
Stay scared
Stay scared, they say
They don't care

Your loved ones will die and you'll be close behind
When you follow them blind

Stay scared, they say
And stay thin
Stay small enough to fit in

The box they provide where you'll live til you die
And you follow them blind

There's a country on fire
There's a whole body of human beings lost in the mire
Don't be surprised if you're next on the fascist's list


released November 3, 2023
Elle Archer: Vocals, Rickenbacker 330, Writing, Mixing, Engineering, Production


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