"Brittle" Performed for the One Take Series
This summer, I have the honor of playing one of my favorite new songs stripped down and acoustic for the One Take Series.
I like to say I wrote this song on a day I was feeling especially human. When we recorded it a few weeks later as one of Tuck and Bobby’s first videos in this series, I didn’t know how much I would grow with this song. A few months later, and in its simplicity, this has become one of my favorites to play. It also acted as a precursor to the live album I recorded in my home and will be releasing in early 2022. Lyrics are below.
I’m not made of stone Just nerves flesh and bone Say it’s God’s will for me to just sit still but I’m not made of stone
I’m not made of glass but Under pressure I might crack If you think time will slowly just float by know It’s been kicking my ass
And this rain won’t melt me but I hate the wet And these words won’t kill me but they’ll fuck with my head Time is a thief you haven’t learned to barter I know I can make something of these hours if I work a little harder
I’m more than my mistakes But I can’t cast them away There’ve been so many nights that I just get by Always make it through the days
Just to toss this envy down a wishing well And I scream to the heavens I’ve got my soul to sell Seems jealousy it doesn’t have a bottom And Heaven won’t pay for souls when it’s already got ‘em
I’m not made of light I’m no harmonious balance of wrong and right I wasn’t shaped from a sacred clay just Feeling brittle today
Wasn’t shaped from sacred clay just Feeling brittle today
We’re all fallible and I find that comforting. Love, Taylor
The One Take Series and the Hildebrandt Art Collective