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I Am Stone

from Fences by Schweitzer



Those who want to own us only have the control we allow them. Emotional calumny is a foe that is hard to see but is not invisible. If you continue to allow it, you share the blame.


You should have left
You know it now
I never said I'd idly bow
to your dark controlling shades
and the threats you never made
but projected, I'm protected
I am stone
You're too profane
only in time could I be tamed
But in time and time again
your glancing blows were ineffective
I pretended, not defended you...

your subtle nudges
precise lies
and scheming judgments
But I am stone
something you are not
you wear down

misleading gestures
untrue smiles
and murky vestures
But I am stone
something you cannot
wear down

You should have left
You know it too
and bear the scars I left on you
when you turned to walk away
like the threats you always made
I reject them, can't respect them
I am stone
and you are shame
I never asked to join your game
never asked and share the blame
your sad apologies unwanted
not expected, I deflected, you

you cannot break me
I am stone


from Fences, released February 16, 2018


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Schweitzer Los Angeles, California

My brother started writing songs and that was the spark that started me on my own songwriting course that would last the rest of my life. I chose to use my surname, "Schweitzer," for practical reasons, realizing long ago that pronouncing "Richard Schweitzer" was difficult. "Schweitzer Projects" under the "tindog music & stuff" umbrella is producing songs in the Pop / Pop rock or folk categories ... more

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