Resistance

from by Richard MacLemale

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This song is about the book "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield. It deals with the resistance we feel when we try to create art... our minds will come up with all kinds of reasons why we can't do it. Our resistance will do everything it can to keep us from creating art. Overcoming this is a constant battle, one we fight every day.

For artists who struggle with their own resistance, "The War of Art" is a great read.

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It will falsify, it will fabricate
It will hide from you and lie in wait
It will sometimes bully or seduce
It will come up with a thin excuse
It will tell you why you always fail
It will lead astray and hide the trail
It will reason like a lawyer would
It will claim that it's misunderstood

The internal war that never goes away
Cause no matter what, we fight it every day
And we feed it with our doubt and all our fear
And we use all our excuses when it's near

You will let it fill your head with doubt
You will give it life and let it out
You will listen as it lies to you
You will let it tell you what to do
You will fight it hard you will compromise
You will let it sway you with its lies
You will feel it take control of you
You will hate the things that it puts you through

It is always lying
to prevent you from trying
It will rip you off like a con man
It will try anything and everything it can

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from Every Single Day, released October 1, 2009

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