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Grant Bentley: Music

Tell it to the Sky

(Grant Bentley)
August 1, 2015
Written by Grant Bentley
The first song on the album is how I deal with struggling to be heard as an artist. It comes from the notion that getting your music out there is such a personal journey. Putting the word "popular" in front of music makes the creation of songs feel somewhat mechanical - like there is a sweet spot for creative expression. But I ascribe to the theory that presenting yourself to a non-judgemental entity (like the sky) is the best way to proceed.
The fear of losin’s a demon that comes for me at night.
It plays with my confidence ‘til I start believin’ it’s right.
Tryin’ hard’s not a demon but it’s harder than dreamin’.

CHORUS:
So I TELL IT TO THE SKY
And ask for a reply.
But nothin’ comes, nothin’ at all.
Did I think the answer lies anywhere but here deep inside?
TELL IT TO THE SKY.

Gettin’ old’s like a demon that comes to me at times.
It sits in my mirror just waitin’ to surprise.
A fresh idea’s not a demon. In fact it’s sweeter than dreamin’.

SECOND CHORUS:
So I TELL IT TO THE SKY
And wait for a reply.
But nothin’ comes, nothin’ at all.
Why’d I think approval lies anywhere but here deep inside?
TELL IT TO THE SKY. TELL IT TO THE SKY.

BRIDGE:
That’s why I tell on me in front of you
And let all my demons come into view.
It’s so embarrassing it must be true, it must be true.

Findin’ fault is a demon; it feeds itself on pride.
On the face satisfaction while we starve ourselves inside.
Taking stock’s not a bad thing but it sure can be humbling.

THIRD CHORUS:
So TELL IT TO THE SKY
Don’t expect a reply.
‘Cuz nothin’ comes easy at first.
We are blessed the answer is certainly plain to see deep inside:
TELL IT TO THE SKY.

We are blessed the answer is certainly plain to see deep inside:
TELL IT TO THE SKY. TELL IT TO THE SKY.