Handle With Scare

from by Michaela Therese

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Listen, I just don’t understand
We had so much potential
But you don’t wanna trust me, so how can I trust you?
We could’ve had a real good thing

It was hard, you and me, we had no sense of identity
You tried to lead, you sowed a seed
But as we grew I saw you lied to me
I tried to see what you see but it was clouded by hypocrisy
And after all these years I realised
You were servicing yourself and there was none in it for me
So tell me

What do we have that’s our own?
What do we have that isn’t borrowed or stolen or bought?
What do we do that isn’t a fear-driven drone?
What was yours to teach me that you taught?

All around, others frowned
they asked, why can’t they see what’s going down?
Tricks up your sleeve, so hard to breathe
More convinced that I had to leave
Because you know what you know
I know your ignorance is just for show
And after all these years I realised
You would never give a damn about the ones you keep in tow
So tell me

What do we have that’s our own?
What do we have that isn’t borrowed or stolen or bought?
What do we do that isn’t a fear-driven groan?
What was yours to teach me that you taught?

Irreplaceable, what you took from me
My rights, my voice, my power, my sanity
Inconceivable, what I’ll never know
How it feels to be allowed to grow
You’ve handled me with scare and I’ve responded with fear
And that’s exactly how you wanted it to be
But at the end of the day, you threw our history away

What do we have that’s our own?
What do we have that isn’t borrowed or stolen or bought?
What do we do that isn’t a fear-driven moan?
What was yours to teach me that you taught?

credits

from My Name Is MEEKELLAH, released April 30, 2014
Written by: Michaela Therese (2007)
Arranged by: Michaela Therese, Aya Sekine, Teo Jia Rong, Tim De Cotta
Keys: Michaela Therese
Bass: Tim De Cotta
Drums: Teo Jia Rong
Trombone: Marques Young

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Michaela Therese Singapore

Michaela is a soul vocalist, pianist, songwriter, producer and teacher. she has 2 releases under her belt.

Michaela is currently based in Singapore and releasing her first full-length album, "My Name Is MEEKELLAH" in April 2014. she now works primarily with her band L.A.B. and is working on their first EP as well as the debut release of her other musical identity, Miss Mic.
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