"mind."

"Released on Good Friday for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, "mind" explores the symptoms of trauma that survivors experience. I reflected on the British invasion while writing and producing this, so it features characteristics of rock! Listen for free, download the song for a dollar or more, and follow along with the lyrics below!

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Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray the Lord, my soul, to keep

Thy love guard me through the night

And wake me with the morning light

Really, Lord, I mean that prayer

You know what happened when I was in that bed

Every night, I see those flares

Even though I am not there

I am here from dusk ’til dawn

I am on the lookout for the enemy

In a war that he started

In armor, not pajamas

No weapon formed against me shall prosper

I cry as I fall asleep

Trying to believe that You will protect me

Sound asleep, alarms go off

I jump up like

I can’t get no sleep

The enemy keeps bombing me with memories

Shooting fear asking what if any of this happens

Violence, death, loss

I keep panicking, keep convulsing

Please help me to keep fight

Oh my God! Did you see that

People from our army are attacking me

I called them to help me sleep

They answered to ambush me

What a clever strategy

Comrades who are soldiers of the enemy

I’ve got to step my game up

This is chess, it’s not checkers

Take every thought captive

Renew your mind

That’s what I learned in boot camp

Ugh this is way harder than I thought it’d be

It’s been years, when will this end

You yell, watch out

I can’t get no sleep

The enemy keeps bombing me with memories

Shooting fear asking what if any of this happens

Violence, death, loss

I keep panicking, keep convulsing

Please help me to fight on this

Battlefield in my mind

On this battlefield in my mind

On this battlefield in my mind

I’ll fight ’til I die

I’ll survive

Am I losing my mind

Think I'm losing my mind

I will not lose my mind, my mind

People think this war’s a dream

That battles are bedtime stories

You may have all of them fooled, not me

Now flee from me

You know how dangerous I am

When I remember

Who I am and who you are and that I’m stronger than you’ll ever be

Not alone, but always with Jesus

My night light, my teddy bear

You fear, so I’m not scared

I am Stephanie Marcellé Boyd

Crowned in Victory, Little Warrior

Daughter of God, Sister of Christ

Filled with Light, my power’s limitless

I am winning this war against darkness

On the battlefield in my mind, and

I will never, ever give up

In Jesus’ name, I fight, Amen

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