Adam wasn’t full of knowledge.
Adam was ashamed.
Adam only knew about
that one mistake he made

And the worst mistake ever
was to give these leaves to us
I mean, our own doubts and fears
would be perfectly enough

but no, we’ve got to hide them
and ignore what’s at the roots
we’re told to love our fig leaves
more than we love the truth

But I’m here to tell you Adam
I’m shedding all your shame
I’m throwing off this clothing
and I’m dancing in the rain.

I’ve got a lot to lose by speaking truth but even more to gain.

So let’s get naked
let your shame fall away
like shedding blankets
let your fear and your identity
hang around your ankles
then let’s run around
show the world the stuff we’ve found
the beauty we’ve kept hidden
underneath these
pounds and pounds
of extra clothing.
I’m shedding my self-loathing
and replacing it with trust.
I’m only here to love.
I’m through with thinking anyone’s the judge.

And when we disrobe
we let the light shine in
we strip off the stuff that was left
from the lining
I’m not signing autographs
because I don’t even have a name.
I left it at the party in a pile with all my pain
And I’m trained to cover up
I’m trained to hide my shame
I’m trained in the fine art
of trying to stay sane

In a world where judgment’s passed
where people are condemned
we cover up our flaws long before
we work on them.

But I’m loving all my blemishes
with sentimental tenderness
I’m writing down these sentences
defenseless.

And let’s get naked
let your shame fall away
like shedding blankets
let your fear and your identity
hang around your ankles
then let’s run around
show the world the stuff we’ve found
the beauty we’ve kept hidden
underneath these
pounds and pounds
of extra clothing.
I’m shedding my self-loathing
and replacing it with trust.
I’m only here to love.
I’m through with thinking anyone’s the judge.

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All songs written and recorded by Jon Watts.
Mixed and Mastered (and cello!) by Jake Thro.
Violin by Marina Vishnyakova.

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