The Empress

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The first original song by Love Handles, written in July 2016.

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She opens me up
My hands on my heart
My feet on the floor
The empress inside
I am her, I am her

He locked me up
He kept me in
I didn’t know
How I could live
I felt so lost
I wasn’t me
I felt so low
I wasn’t free

He broke all my trust
Left me bare on the floor
My heart a wreckage
Until I found her

She opens me up
My hands on my heart
My feet on the floor
The empress inside
I am her, I am her

I stand before
The water flows
I wanted more
I am alone
It covers me
So deep inside
I see myself
I will survive

The shame and the pain
Are leaving me now
She comes to rebuild
I find her somehow

She opens me up
My hands on my heart
My feet on the floor
The empress inside
I am her, I am her

She opens me up
My hands on my heart
My feet on the floor
The empress inside
I am her, I am her

So many of us bound to our bodies
To a life of saying yes
To always acquiesce
Can I ever choose?
Can I ever love?
Oh when will the yes be mine?

She opens me up
My hands on my heart
My feet on the floor
The empress inside
I am her, I am her

She opens me up
My hands on my heart
My feet on the floor
The empress inside
I am her, I am her

Today I choose
Today I choose joy
Today I choose
Today I choose love
Today I choose
Today I choose joy
Today I choose
Today I choose love

I say yes I say yes
I say yes I say yes
I say yes I say yes
I say yes I say yes
I say yes I say yes
I say yes I say yes
I say yes I say yes
I say yes I say yes

credits

from The Empress EP, released June 23, 2017
Written by Molly M. McLay
Instrumentation and arrangement by Joey Buttlar, Jack Kelly, Molly McLay, and Alex Nelson
Additional vocal arrangement by Emily Blue

Joey Buttlar - drums
Molly McLay - vocals
Alex Nelson - guitar
Thyra Sandstrom - bass
Maha Tolba - vocals

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Love Handles Champaign, Illinois

Love Handles is an indie feminist rock band out of Champaign-Urbana, IL. They are a group of rotating musicians who identify as feminist and social justice-oriented, founded in 2015 by sexual assault prevention educators Molly McLay and Alex Nelson.

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