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I Like to Keep My Issues Drawn

It's Sunday night and I am multi-tasking. Paid some bills, catching up on free musical downloads from the past month, thinking about the mix-tape I need to make and planning my last assignment for writing class.

Shortly, I will abandon the laptop to write my first draft by hand. But until then, I am thinking about music.

This song played for me earlier this afternoon, as I attempted to nap. I woke up somewhere between 5 and 5:30 this morning, then lay in bed until 8 o'clock flipping sides and thinking about every part of my life that exists. It wasn't stressful, but it wasn't quite restful either...This past month, I have spent a lot of time rebuffing lies and refusing to believe that the inside of my heart and mind can never change. I feel like Florence + The Machine's song "Shake it Out" captures many of these feelings & thoughts.

(addendum: is the line "I like to keep my issues strong or drawn?" Lyrics sites have it as "strong," but "drawn" makes infinitely more sense to me.) 
(addendum #2: I'm convinced it's "drawn." It makes more sense AND it rhymes with "dawn" at the end of the following line.)

(yeah, that dress is crazy.)


Aurora said…
Hi, I too believe it's drawn, though frankly I don't know what either would mean :s
Beth said…
Hi Aurora,

I think "keeping your issues drawn" means keeping them secret, closed-off - like keeping your curtains drawn... that's my guess/thought.

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