Jessica Darrow – Surface Pressure (Lyrics)

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Surface Pressure 「Lyrics」 – Jessica Darrow

[Luisa]

I’m the strong one

I’m not nervous

I’m as tough as the crust of the earth is

I move mountains

I move churches

And I glow ’cause I know what my worth is

I don’t ask how hard the work is

Got a rough, indestructible surface

Diamonds and platinum, I find ’em, I flatten ’em

I take what I’m handed, I break what’s demanded, but

Under the surface

I feel berserk as a tightrope walker in a three-ring circus

Under the surface

Was Hercules ever like “Yo, I don’t wanna fight Cerberus”?

Under the surface

I’m pretty sure I’m worthless if I can’t be of service

A flaw or a crack

The straw in the stack

That breaks the camel’s back

What breaks the camel’s back?

It’s pressure like a drip, drip, drip, that’ll never stop, whoa

Pressure that’ll tip, tip, tip ’til you just go pop, whoa-uh-uh

Give it to your sister, your sister’s older

Give her all the heavy things we can’t shoulder

Who am I if I can’t run with the ball?

If I fall to

Pressure like a grip, grip, grip, and it won’t let go, whoa

Pressure like a tick, tick, tick ’til it’s ready to blow, whoa-uh-uh

Give it to your sister, your sister’s stronger

See if she can hang on a little longer

Who am I if I can’t carry it all?

If I falter

Under the surface

I hide my nerves and it worsens, I worry something is gonna hurt us

Under the surface

The ship doesn’t swerve as it heard how big the iceberg is

Under the surface

I think about my purpose

Can I somehow preserve this?

Line up the dominoes

A light wind blows

You try to stop it tumbling

But on and on it goes

But wait

If I could shake the crushing weight

Of expectations would that free some room up for joy?

Or relaxation? Or simple pleasure?

Instead we measure this growing pressure

Keeps growing, keep going

‘Cause all we know is

Pressure like a drip, drip, drip that’ll never stop, woah

Pressure that’ll tip, tip, tip ’til you just go pop, woah-oh-oh

Give it to your sister, it doesn’t hurt and

See if she can handle every family burden

Watch as she buckles and bends but never breaks

No mistakes, just

Pressure like a grip, grip, grip, and it won’t let go, woah

Pressure like a tick, tick, tick ’til it’s ready to blow, woah-oh-oh

Give it to your sister and never wonder

If the same pressure would’ve pulled you under

Who am I if I don’t have what it takes?

No cracks, no breaks

No mistakes

No pressure

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