When I think about the grad song I wrote back in my last year of high school, I get embarrassed, proud and happy all at the same time. Why? Becaaaause:
- The wording is very bad. They were sort of cramped or stretched to fit the rhythm, and I guess I hadn’t really tried to revise it much back then
- nonetheless, my batchmates seemed to like it. I read twitter references to it until college.
- it’s a very personal song. I feel privileged to be able to share it with people because there were parts in my high school life when I was just socially rejected and I wanted to “let go” (read: stop caring bc fuck them) and I think it’s very relatable bc I generalized my sentiments
- and also it’s sort of fun to watch the people who bullied and socially rejected me sing and try to memorize the song without knowing I was referring to them. It was like a theoretical shit on their faces.
- I had some embarrassing moments onstage while singing it *cough cough*
- if my present self could help my old self in writing and arranging the song, it could have gone differently and absolutely better