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Life Tips from Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen's song "Lights Out" from her album Burn Your Fire for No Witness is full of such great tips and reminders! Sometimes I wonder if it's a culmination of things she learned in therapy at the time she wrote it.... Music is so subjective so I'll post the song but also the lyrics in text below the video (in case the music doesn't quite suit you.)




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"Lights Out"


If you don't feel good about it, then turn around

If you really mean it, baby, stand your ground

No one's gonna take it for you, darling, it's true

No one's gonna make it for you


If you feel like quitting now, then try a little harder

The things we need the most, they seem to take a little longer

No one's gonna try it for you, darling, no one

No one's gonna wait there with you


Just when you thought you would turn all your lights out, it shines

Some days all you need is one good thought strong in your mind


If you don't believe me, you can go ahead and laugh

If you've got a sense of humor, you're not so bad

No one's gonna hear it the same as it's said

No one's gonna listen to it straight from your head


If you feel like running out, then stand in one place

When you're still and when you run, there's something to face

No one's gonna see your life through, there's no way

I wouldn't want to know what you see every day


If you don't feel good about it, then turn around

If you really mean it, baby, stand your ground

No one's gonna take it for you, darling, it's true

No one's gonna wait there with you


Just when you thought you would turn all your lights out, it shines

Some days all you need is one good thought strong in your mind

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That's it. If the music speaks to you, she has several great albums, including one that just came out a few weeks ago, but Burn Your Fire for No Witness and MY WOMAN are favorites.


Feel free to comment below about a favorite song that you turn to for life advice.

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