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Tonight’s track comes from Muncie, IN based post hardcore band I am Shaken. ‘You Just Got Winklevossed’ is a song that speaks deeply to the depression and shame that people feel after having an experience with rape or sex abuse. The lyrics lament of what might have been, and what should have been from a relationship that went horribly wrong. Its a sad reality that most people who are victims or rape and/or sex abuse know their attacker. Many times its a close friend or even a family member. There is no way to adequately express the hurt that can come from being taken advantage of by someone who is supposed to love and care about you. Love always involves vulnerability, and when someone uses that vulnerability as a path to hurt someone its the ultimate betrayal. The first lines of the first verse are so poignant in describing the mentality of someone who’s been attacked, ending with the line “I don’t want to be me.” So many can relate to the feeling of just wanting to shed your own skin and somehow get outside of yourself so you don’t have to feel the way you feel, even if just for a short time.

This song very clearly illustrates the hurt felt by people who are affected by these things, and there’s no sugarcoating that fact. That’s why we’re here. We don’t want to fill anyone’s head with ideas like “oh everything will just be okay.” The unfortunate reality is that healing is hard work. But our message is that healing is possible. We exist to deal with the very unfortunate reality that exists. We are here to be with you through the darkest parts of your life, and hopefully be a helping hand on the way to healing.

After all, the very idea behind this compilation is to speak out about the realities of rape and sex abuse and the impact is has on those affected. To raise awareness and dampen the stigma around the topic. These bands, some of whom are writing about their own personal experiences, had the courage to speak up and let their voices be heard. Will you join us?

You Just Got Winklevossed lyrics by I Am Shaken

I don’t want to be covered up in the sheets
I don’t want to see the morning light on my face
I don’t want to be me

You would be sick enough to chase me
I ran right into your worthless arms
God, I thought we were okay

Is there any rest for these broken hearts that were lost?
They let down their guard
We are all falling apart

Oh dear God
Would you believe me
If I said
That this was the beginning?

You just said the prettiest things
Nothing of consequence
You gave us nothing but made up beliefs
We’re all so weak

You would be sick enough to chase me
I ran right into your worthless arms
God, I thought we were okay

Is there any rest for these broken hearts that were lost?
They let down their guard
We are all falling apart

When I fall down
When I fall down

We all fall down again
We give all
We all fall down again
We give all

You wanted something beautiful
Here are the pieces of my heart

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