Bleeding Truth

from The City Within by Joshua Batten

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about

A term I've coined to refer to blunt honesty, which comes out in short, sharp doses, especially whenever I approach someone new.

lyrics

Heading out on Thursday evening
Gonna get myself some soul
The band is playing and the room is full of life
But I can’t focus on my goal

See, I’ve been staring at the darkness
It’s so hard to stay on track
Trying to keep from causing too much of a fuss
Worrying about the things I lack

CHORUS:
Don’t wanna tell you how I feel
But I can’t stop the spinning wheel
So I tell another story
To cover up the doubt
Drink from the fountain of youth
‘til I find the right time to let it all come out
I’ve got to fight this bleeding truth
Keep on fighting, keep on fighting
Fight this bleeding truth

Drinking, trying to be social
Talking ‘bout what’s yet to come
All these questions you’re throwing in my face
And I can’t even answer one

Constant memories of rejection
Are running rampant in my head
First impressions leave an everlasting mark
Wish I could hide away instead

(CHORUS)

credits

from The City Within, released April 3, 2020
Joshua Batten - Lead & Backing Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Shane McMahon – Drums & Cymbals
MJ Jeffrey - Backing Vocals

Written by Joshua Batten
Produced by Joshua Batten & Sean O'Sullivan
Recorded, Mixed & Engineered by Sean O'Sullivan at Highway 9 Productions
Mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering
Photography by Jason Rosewarne
Graphic Design & Artwork by Renee Garling

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Joshua Batten Melbourne, Australia

Joshua Batten is a modern-day troubadour, using music as his language to connect with the world. Equal parts folk, blues, country and rock, Joshua writes songs from the heart, with lyrics about modern living set against a retro musical backdrop.

Debut full-length album, "The City Within" Available now.
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