Outtakes from Gut It to the Studs

by Letitia VanSant

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bob631 One of the best songs I've ever heard about being an outsider. I'm not a woman or a person of color but this song really speaks to me. Don't know about you but I definitely need an anthem to help liberate my soul. This song does just that. Favorite track: Teach Me A Song.
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White Lies 03:57
It's 7:30, my clock says 8
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Stay with Me 03:01
It's come apart at the seam It needs a machine The stitching's too hard on my eyes I know I'd succeed if I had what I need Instead of forever just scraping by On the hill away over yonder, you can see past the county line And I can't help but wonder, there must be something more to life Reverend Jones says It's all in my pretty little head Grass is always greener For foolish daydreamers Should say thank you more often than please When I'm down on my knees Though I lock it shut the door opens up Silly thoughts blow in just like the breeze And I sweep them out, my mind fills with doubts No I can't keep up with the breeze Chorus When I try to pray I can't think what to say I'm as blank as an overcast sky There's fuzz on the screen, the signal's too weak, The picture, I don't recognize My heart is a colicky child, don't know what it wants, can't say what it needs I can't quiet its selfish desires And it robs me of my sleep in the middle of the night
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Late at night under the covers Lit up by an old flashlight The dragons and the cowboys would all come alive The bravest ones who saved the day were the ones I most admired But the faces of the heroes so seldom looked like mine So I turned on the TV Keeping vigil for a sign Of a heroine to root for But she was absent by design And I turned on the radio And listened oh so close Just waiting for a chorus That sounded like my own Teach me A song One that I can hear myself in So I know I belong Teach me A song With a part that I can learn So I can sing along In my history textbooks so many were left out The heroes who look different from the ones who wrote it out Everyone needs a story, In which they play a role Everyone needs an anthe that liberates their soul

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released December 7, 2019

Produced by Alex Lacquement
Co-produced, engineered, & mastered by Don Godwin of Tonal Park Studios in Takoma Park, MD

Featuring Dan Samuels on drums, Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, David McKindley-Ward on acoustic guitar, Laura Wortman on harmony vocals.

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Letitia VanSant Baltimore, Maryland

Letitia VanSant is a singer-songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland.

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