Jermaine Marshall is a proud Jamaican born queer vocalist and poet whose artistry seeks to create a vibrant soundscape that captures the contours of lived pain and joy within an oppressive society.
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~ Lyrics ~
There’s something happening here that I can’t quite explain
Won’t even look at me properly when you call my name
And I’ve been sitting here waiting baby for far too long
Got all these feelings so I got up put them in a song
Seems you’ve forgotten who you were and who we tried to be
Every laugh that comes from your lips is a dig at me
So here I am with my heart held in my hand
Dropping these verses, clutching tightly, hope you understand.
You’re always finding something is wrong in what I do
But you can’t rearrange my life because it pleases you,
You’ve got to love –
Love me for what I am for simply being me
Don’t love me for who or what you thought I was supposed to be
And all these memories falling down like a cold winter’s rain
Frozen regrets hitting hard leaving nothing but pain
And if you’re only using me to feed your fantasy
You’re really not in love so let me go
I must be free