Sarah Barsis

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Sarah Barsis

Turn that music up
Dry those unnecessary tears
You’ve got to pick yourself back up
The judgement isn’t about to stop
Wear that crown so proud

When you feel unheard
Scream your truths to the heaven
Take that mask off
And show the world who you are
Stand tall, fight hard, make your mark

Walk through that hateful crowd
Head held high, eyes wide
Don’t let yourself get pulled into the unnecessary tide
You’ve got to be strong
Where’s that crown? To be worn so proud

When you feel unheard
Scream your truths to the heaven
Take that mask off
And show the world who you are
Stand tall, fight hard, make your mark

Bridge
Crawling on the ground, fight broken
All you want is or someone to give you mercy
You can’t unhear their words
You can’t undo your own faults
Stand back up, armor on
Straighten up, and wear that crown so proud

When you feel unheard
Scream your truths to the heaven
Take that mask off
And show the world who you are
Scars and all
Stand tall, fight hard, make your mark

Make Your Mark

Thinking I’m conversing with you
I want to hold your hand
And lay right next to you
This fantasy land
An extreme break from my lonely demand

Chorus
Listen to the voices in your head
Making everything so much better till bed
Then all of a sudden, back to earth
Lonely and fragile, hanging by a thread
Broken and abandoned, no one to save your worth

Speaking with the voices that don’t exist
A part of you knows, but prefers to go along with this
Avoiding the glare that only reality can hold
I’ll stay in this fantasy land forever
My heart and soul can no longer take feeling this cold

Chorus
Listen to the voices in your head
Making everything so much better till bed
Then all of a sudden, back to earth
Lonely and fragile, hanging by a thread
Broken and abandoned, no one to save your worth

Staying here in this land of insanity
Neglecting my heart, Causing myself all sorts of inhumanity
Ready to split my soul into two
I guess I’ll never be that swan

Chorus
Listen to the voices in your head
Making everything so much better till bed
Then all of a sudden, back to earth
Lonely and fragile, hanging by a thread
Broken and abandoned, no one to save your worth

Voices

Feel you fall away
There’s no way to make you stay
It’s every second, every minute closer
To the end of our forever
We’ll make her grow in a broken home
Away from one, always feeling half alone

Chorus
You can’t put back the shattered pieces
No amount of glue will undo those scars
But no matter the size of our mistakes
She always forgives, just let’s go
Of a forever broken home

You visit for a few hours, every couple weeks
Expect those short moments to endure her
While begging me to forgive the torture
I can’t let go after being scarred to the core

Chorus
You can’t put back the shattered pieces
No amount of glue will undo those scars
But no matter the size of our mistakes
She always forgives, just let’s go
Of a forever broken home

She watches all our fights
Pleads for us to get along
Prays for you and me to be one
And then, just like that, you’re gone

Chorus
You can’t put back the shattered pieces
No amount of glue will undo those scars
But no matter the size of our mistakes
She always forgives, just let’s go
Of a forever broken home

Broken Home


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Turn that music up
Dry those unnecessary tears
You’ve got to pick yourself back up
The judgement isn’t about to stop
Wear that crown so proud

When you feel unheard
Scream your truths to the heaven
Take that mask off
And show the world who you are
Stand tall, fight hard, make your mark

Walk through that hateful crowd
Head held high, eyes wide
Don’t let yourself get pulled into the unnecessary tide
You’ve got to be strong
Where’s that crown? To be worn so proud

When you feel unheard
Scream your truths to the heaven
Take that mask off
And show the world who you are
Stand tall, fight hard, make your mark

Bridge
Crawling on the ground, fight broken
All you want is or someone to give you mercy
You can’t unhear their words
You can’t undo your own faults
Stand back up, armor on
Straighten up, and wear that crown so proud

When you feel unheard
Scream your truths to the heaven
Take that mask off
And show the world who you are
Scars and all
Stand tall, fight hard, make your mark

Make Your Mark

Thinking I’m conversing with you
I want to hold your hand
And lay right next to you
This fantasy land
An extreme break from my lonely demand

Chorus
Listen to the voices in your head
Making everything so much better till bed
Then all of a sudden, back to earth
Lonely and fragile, hanging by a thread
Broken and abandoned, no one to save your worth

Speaking with the voices that don’t exist
A part of you knows, but prefers to go along with this
Avoiding the glare that only reality can hold
I’ll stay in this fantasy land forever
My heart and soul can no longer take feeling this cold

Chorus
Listen to the voices in your head
Making everything so much better till bed
Then all of a sudden, back to earth
Lonely and fragile, hanging by a thread
Broken and abandoned, no one to save your worth

Staying here in this land of insanity
Neglecting my heart, Causing myself all sorts of inhumanity
Ready to split my soul into two
I guess I’ll never be that swan

Chorus
Listen to the voices in your head
Making everything so much better till bed
Then all of a sudden, back to earth
Lonely and fragile, hanging by a thread
Broken and abandoned, no one to save your worth

Voices

Feel you fall away
There’s no way to make you stay
It’s every second, every minute closer
To the end of our forever
We’ll make her grow in a broken home
Away from one, always feeling half alone

Chorus
You can’t put back the shattered pieces
No amount of glue will undo those scars
But no matter the size of our mistakes
She always forgives, just let’s go
Of a forever broken home

You visit for a few hours, every couple weeks
Expect those short moments to endure her
While begging me to forgive the torture
I can’t let go after being scarred to the core

Chorus
You can’t put back the shattered pieces
No amount of glue will undo those scars
But no matter the size of our mistakes
She always forgives, just let’s go
Of a forever broken home

She watches all our fights
Pleads for us to get along
Prays for you and me to be one
And then, just like that, you’re gone

Chorus
You can’t put back the shattered pieces
No amount of glue will undo those scars
But no matter the size of our mistakes
She always forgives, just let’s go
Of a forever broken home

Broken Home

Sweet as sugar
Lush as love
Waiting on the man of my dreams
But when the needle comes back out
Without a doubt,
Here he comes as the monster from the night

Chorus
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Sweet and Kind?
Or a killer of the night?
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?

Making promises of love
To sweep me off my feet
Begging me to keep him
Even though I know
With that drug in him
Everything changes
He’s the monster in the night

Chorus
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Sweet and Kind?
Or a killer of the night?
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?

Bottle to his lips
And I’m thrown to the floor
Baby screaming in the crib
That nobody can care for
He’s shouting words of hate
Filling this home with terror
I battled for love, but took home the monster in the night

Chorus
Who am I getting tonight?
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Sweet and Kind?
Or a killer of the night?
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Who am I getting tonight?
Who am I getting tonight?

Jekyll or Hyde

Walking through this empty house
Around every corner, I’m expecting you
I can hear your voice, clear as the night sky
Your lingering sense makes it not yet true
I can’t yet deal, let alone heal,
Why did you choose suicide?

Staring at your college graduation memories
Less than a month ago
Didn’t that mean something
Clothes still in your laundry basket
Now I have to choose which ones go best with the casket
Why did you choose suicide?

Chorus
21 and done
This is far too young
How am I supposed to plan a funeral?
I can’t get past the gun
Now I’m stranded here alone, without anyone
I can’t just replace you

Watching the pallbearers carry you
Instead of the family celebration planned for your accomplishments
Seeing you lowered down to the ground
When I should see you lifted high in the sky years from now
My world is breaking, my heart is stopping
Why did you choose suicide?

Chorus
21 and done
This is far too young
How am I supposed to plan a funeral?
I can’t get past the gun
Now I’m stranded here alone, without anyone
I can’t just replace you

Fade Out
21 and done
This is far too young
How did I plan such a memorial?
I have to get past this unending tragedy
I feel so alone, without you
Can’t we just have one more moment?
I just need to say one final goodbye
And I’m all alone

Suicide (Good Bye)

Lock me in a room
White walls laughing
A windowless room, of what my mind once was
Tell me I’m crazy
Tell me I’ve lost my mind
Then drag me to another therapy, gown dragging behind

Chorus
Give me lithium
Give me shocks
Tell me you want to hear more
Diagnose me with another mental illness
What personality disorder might I have today?
Cause I Guess being broken isn’t an option anyways

Lock me in my room
Strapped to the bed
Shoot me up with mind numbing painkillers
Therapists banging on my destroyed soul
Align with society or never see the light
I’ll stay in my mindless asylum, if that’s the case

Chorus
Give me lithium
Give me shocks
Tell me you want to hear more
Diagnose me with another mental illness
What personality disorder might I have today?
Cause I Guess being broken isn’t an option anyways

Wasn’t crazy coming in here
Just had some trauma
But now reality blends with past horrors
No way to split up the two
I’m ready to see the world though
I met your asylum expectations
And my truth isn’t worth my life
And thanks to you I’m legally insane
So now I can be released

Chorus
Give me lithium
Give me shocks
Tell me you want to hear more
Diagnose me with another mental illness
What personality disorder might I have today?
Cause I Guess being broken isn’t an option anyways

Asylum

Verse 1

Remember the playground metal on your hands
Swinging back and forth like a monkey man
No cares in the world,
No pressure on your shoulders
No need to try and move life’s boulders

Chorus

(Grown up and sitting at a desk nine to five
Responsibilities and all you want is to feel alive
Pushing paper and making careless calls
Trying not to trip into one of life’s pitfalls
Just keep trying to stay afloat
It’s time to give yourself a grace note)

Remember that first date? Remember that first kiss?
So scary and then everything went to pure bliss
Showing your soul to the world
Money had no meaning and dreams were told

Chorus X2
(Grown up and sitting at a desk nine to five
Responsibilities and all you want is to feel alive
Pushing paper and making careless calls
Trying not to trip into one of life’s pitfalls
Just keep trying to stay afloat
It’s time to give yourself a grace note)

Fade out

Grace Note

Bruise forming from the hard land
Looking at you from the ground
I can’t formulate the reason behind these lies
And I’m not ready to cut these ties

Now I have never ending night terrors
And the scars you left behind on me
Too Afraid to sleep;
Now our little gets to watch me shake
With vivid memories of my living nightmare

I may have won the courts hand
But you won the mental command
You still tell me what to do,
What else is there but follow through for you?

Now I have never ending night terrors
And the scars you left behind on me
Too Afraid to sleep;
Now our little gets to watch me shake
With vivid memories of my living nightmare

Remember the bottles underneath the sink
And you strung out in an addicted heap
I believed the string of stories you told to me
That I wasn’t worthy


Now I have never ending night terrors
And the scars you left behind on me
Too Afraid to sleep;
Now our little gets to watch me shake
With vivid memories of my living nightmare

Now I have never ending night terrors
And the scars you left behind on me
Too Afraid to sleep;
Now our little gets to watch me shake
With vivid memories of my living nightmare

Too many Memories of my living nightmare

Nightmare

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Turn that music up
Dry those unnecessary tears
You’ve got to pick yourself back up
The judgement isn’t about to stop
Wear that crown so proud

When you feel unheard
Scream your truths to the heaven
Take that mask off
And show the world who you are
Stand tall, fight hard, make your mark

Walk through that hateful crowd
Head held high, eyes wide
Don’t let yourself get pulled into the unnecessary tide
You’ve got to be strong
Where’s that crown? To be worn so proud

When you feel unheard
Scream your truths to the heaven
Take that mask off
And show the world who you are
Stand tall, fight hard, make your mark

Bridge
Crawling on the ground, fight broken
All you want is or someone to give you mercy
You can’t unhear their words
You can’t undo your own faults
Stand back up, armor on
Straighten up, and wear that crown so proud

When you feel unheard
Scream your truths to the heaven
Take that mask off
And show the world who you are
Scars and all
Stand tall, fight hard, make your mark

Make Your Mark

Thinking I’m conversing with you
I want to hold your hand
And lay right next to you
This fantasy land
An extreme break from my lonely demand

Chorus
Listen to the voices in your head
Making everything so much better till bed
Then all of a sudden, back to earth
Lonely and fragile, hanging by a thread
Broken and abandoned, no one to save your worth

Speaking with the voices that don’t exist
A part of you knows, but prefers to go along with this
Avoiding the glare that only reality can hold
I’ll stay in this fantasy land forever
My heart and soul can no longer take feeling this cold

Chorus
Listen to the voices in your head
Making everything so much better till bed
Then all of a sudden, back to earth
Lonely and fragile, hanging by a thread
Broken and abandoned, no one to save your worth

Staying here in this land of insanity
Neglecting my heart, Causing myself all sorts of inhumanity
Ready to split my soul into two
I guess I’ll never be that swan

Chorus
Listen to the voices in your head
Making everything so much better till bed
Then all of a sudden, back to earth
Lonely and fragile, hanging by a thread
Broken and abandoned, no one to save your worth

Voices

Feel you fall away
There’s no way to make you stay
It’s every second, every minute closer
To the end of our forever
We’ll make her grow in a broken home
Away from one, always feeling half alone

Chorus
You can’t put back the shattered pieces
No amount of glue will undo those scars
But no matter the size of our mistakes
She always forgives, just let’s go
Of a forever broken home

You visit for a few hours, every couple weeks
Expect those short moments to endure her
While begging me to forgive the torture
I can’t let go after being scarred to the core

Chorus
You can’t put back the shattered pieces
No amount of glue will undo those scars
But no matter the size of our mistakes
She always forgives, just let’s go
Of a forever broken home

She watches all our fights
Pleads for us to get along
Prays for you and me to be one
And then, just like that, you’re gone

Chorus
You can’t put back the shattered pieces
No amount of glue will undo those scars
But no matter the size of our mistakes
She always forgives, just let’s go
Of a forever broken home

Broken Home

Sweet as sugar
Lush as love
Waiting on the man of my dreams
But when the needle comes back out
Without a doubt,
Here he comes as the monster from the night

Chorus
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Sweet and Kind?
Or a killer of the night?
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?

Making promises of love
To sweep me off my feet
Begging me to keep him
Even though I know
With that drug in him
Everything changes
He’s the monster in the night

Chorus
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Sweet and Kind?
Or a killer of the night?
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?

Bottle to his lips
And I’m thrown to the floor
Baby screaming in the crib
That nobody can care for
He’s shouting words of hate
Filling this home with terror
I battled for love, but took home the monster in the night

Chorus
Who am I getting tonight?
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Sweet and Kind?
Or a killer of the night?
Who am I getting tonight?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Jekyll or Hyde?
Who am I getting tonight?
Who am I getting tonight?

Jekyll or Hyde

Walking through this empty house
Around every corner, I’m expecting you
I can hear your voice, clear as the night sky
Your lingering sense makes it not yet true
I can’t yet deal, let alone heal,
Why did you choose suicide?

Staring at your college graduation memories
Less than a month ago
Didn’t that mean something
Clothes still in your laundry basket
Now I have to choose which ones go best with the casket
Why did you choose suicide?

Chorus
21 and done
This is far too young
How am I supposed to plan a funeral?
I can’t get past the gun
Now I’m stranded here alone, without anyone
I can’t just replace you

Watching the pallbearers carry you
Instead of the family celebration planned for your accomplishments
Seeing you lowered down to the ground
When I should see you lifted high in the sky years from now
My world is breaking, my heart is stopping
Why did you choose suicide?

Chorus
21 and done
This is far too young
How am I supposed to plan a funeral?
I can’t get past the gun
Now I’m stranded here alone, without anyone
I can’t just replace you

Fade Out
21 and done
This is far too young
How did I plan such a memorial?
I have to get past this unending tragedy
I feel so alone, without you
Can’t we just have one more moment?
I just need to say one final goodbye
And I’m all alone

Suicide (Good Bye)

Lock me in a room
White walls laughing
A windowless room, of what my mind once was
Tell me I’m crazy
Tell me I’ve lost my mind
Then drag me to another therapy, gown dragging behind

Chorus
Give me lithium
Give me shocks
Tell me you want to hear more
Diagnose me with another mental illness
What personality disorder might I have today?
Cause I Guess being broken isn’t an option anyways

Lock me in my room
Strapped to the bed
Shoot me up with mind numbing painkillers
Therapists banging on my destroyed soul
Align with society or never see the light
I’ll stay in my mindless asylum, if that’s the case

Chorus
Give me lithium
Give me shocks
Tell me you want to hear more
Diagnose me with another mental illness
What personality disorder might I have today?
Cause I Guess being broken isn’t an option anyways

Wasn’t crazy coming in here
Just had some trauma
But now reality blends with past horrors
No way to split up the two
I’m ready to see the world though
I met your asylum expectations
And my truth isn’t worth my life
And thanks to you I’m legally insane
So now I can be released

Chorus
Give me lithium
Give me shocks
Tell me you want to hear more
Diagnose me with another mental illness
What personality disorder might I have today?
Cause I Guess being broken isn’t an option anyways

Asylum


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I grew up in a small town. I moved to Anchorage, AK in 2013 as a single parent. I enjoy writing songs about life and attempting to make stories out of music that are meaningful. While I have experienced many varieties of hardship, I have also overcome them. I believe it is important to share these experiences with the world, as my experiences with relationships and life are not unique. Many can relate and take wisdom from what I've experienced.

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