My Original Song About Coming Out

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    May 27, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    Hey RJers,

    I wrote this song after I came out to my parents 4 years ago...finally got around to taking a video of it and thought I would share.

    Long story short, my mom vanished after I told her I was gay and she was gone for 3 months. After she came back we had a few more crazy arguments about it and I went off to college, leaving behind two parents who were in complete denial about their son's sexuality. Not all that crazy, but not that great either.

    Though I wrote this song as my personal way of expression/venting, the few gay friends I've shown have said it's exactly how they felt when they came out. Like you're fighting so hard and going nowhere. Like you're on a carousel. I hope this song lets someone who is going through this know that they're not alone in feeling like that. And whether this song relates to your coming out experience or not, I hope you enjoy.



    "Carousel" Lyrics

    Like a carousel I'm spinning round and round
    No sense of which way's up or which way's down
    This fight I've fought before, but not yet won
    But in the end it's who you are, not what you've done

    I could make the past the past and just move on
    But it's hard when I don't know what I've done wrong
    Can you look me in the eyes and still not see
    The man I am today is the man I'll be

    We keep turning circles of me forgiving you
    And blaming me for things you know I didn't do
    We can finally face the facts and try to take it well
    Or we can pay for another ride on this carousel

    It seems the end is nowhere near in sight
    There goes the dark, now where's the light?
    If love is really what it's said to be
    Then why is it so damn hard for you to love me?

    We keep turning circles of me forgiving you
    And blaming me for things you know I didnt do
    We can finally face the facts and try to take it well
    Or we can pay for another ride on this carousel

    (Repeat)

    Like a carousel I'm spinning round and round
    No sense of which way's up or which way's down...


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    May 27, 2012 3:08 AM GMT
    LOVE THIS
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    May 27, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    That was really good man icon_smile.gif
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    May 27, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    That's really nice! It would be cool if you could post the lyrics.
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    May 27, 2012 7:32 AM GMT
    I love it. That's awesome, dude. You're very talented.
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    May 27, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidThat's really nice! It would be cool if you could post the lyrics.


    thanks guys!

    and will post the lyrics, didn't think about that...thanks
  • Karl

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    May 27, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    aw I love it <3 <3 <3
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    May 28, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    thank you karl3s glad you like it
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    May 28, 2012 4:24 PM GMT
    Love it, love it, love it. I would buy that off iTunes in a heartbeat.

    Excellent lyrics. Excellent composition. Great emotions in its delivery.

    Awesome job, Chris. I hope it's helped you cope with your difficulties with your parents, and I pray that your relationship gets better.
  • Karl

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    May 28, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    IMO , you should make a studio version for this song and I promise I'll be one of those first people to listen and buy it. The lyric and its melody, I love both.
    *replay* icon_twisted.gif
    hope you will get over this hard time , Im in the same situation with you too icon_sad.gif
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    May 28, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    Great job...loved it! I concur with others who said you should do a studio version. ITunes here you come!!! icon_lol.gif
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    May 28, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    The lyrics are nice too. A bit vague and impersonal though (not in a bad way). Did you choose to not go deeper on purpose? I'm guessing more people can relate to it that way.
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    May 28, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    karl3s saidhope you will get over this hard time , Im in the same situation with you too


    Sorry to hear that you're in the same boat, but yeah I'm learning it just takes time

    Scruffypup saidThe lyrics are nice too. A bit vague and impersonal though (not in a bad way). Did you choose to not go deeper on purpose? I'm guessing more people can relate to it that way.


    Yeah you nailed it, I was a bit vague intentionally because even though for me the song was about the difficulty of coming out to my parents, I thought pretty much anybody could relate to the hardship aspect of it. I try to make all of my songs as relatable as possible.

    And I definitely plan on recording a studio version sometime (also with a better pianest playing, not me haha)...will let y'all know if/when I do!
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    May 28, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    very good!!!
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    May 28, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    the journey of acceptance " Out of my Mind" by Techy Romantics icon_wink.gif
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