A Real Monster

from Garden by Charlee Remitz

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Here’s the thing:
I really am the center of my universe
I had to make someone else the center of it for a small while to realize that nobody can ever be more important to me
Than me

Because when he left
He took the stars
He took the moons
All the planets
He took the galaxies and sunsets
He took the sun

He took my wonder
My curiosity
My trust
I loved to look up
I loved to admire the world
I was always a fierce believer in everything happening for a reason
But he turned me against the goodness of existence because he turned me against myself
And I let him

But I’m so glad
I’m so glad weak men know their place is not next to me
I’m so glad I know not to apologize for my strength
But they weren’t scared of me because I was strong
They were scared of me because I could see them
I could see all their flaws because I had become so familiar with my own
Instead of living in fear of imperfection, I embraced what couldn’t be changed and changed what could be
It takes real strength to look at yourself beneath a microscope
To reject the ego
To choose to grow

Growth is subtle
And with every heartache, I planted a seed
In no time, I grew a garden
It’s massive
It’s self-aware
It refuses to be contained
It doesn’t mind a little rain, but it’s not impervious to hurricanes
It’s a real monster

I can’t control anything
I can’t control the weather
I can’t control the seasons and how harsh they decide to be
I can’t really even control my garden
But I’m okay with that
Because my garden is resilient
It does not whither when it’s yelled at, nor does it take things personally
It does not expect anything from anyone and it knows when it’s outgrown others

My garden is beautiful
It knows its worth
It’s a fighter
And it will not stop growing
Or hide behind a wall because its grandeur might offend insecure man

My garden does not bloom in spite of them
My garden blooms despite them


from Garden, released January 19, 2020
Produced by Charlee Remitz
Written by Charlee Remitz
Mixed by Charlee Remitz
Mastered by Maven Mastering


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Charlee Remitz is a Los Angeles based dream pop singer, songwriter, producer, and mixer widely praised for her lyrics, which stretch the pop norm.

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