STILL TRYING

by FEMSPLAINER

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rei ♡ Lora Mathis is my inspiration and the reason i write poetry. They are such a raw human being that can put their feelings into words so beautifully. I will always love their artwork, and them in general. Definitely worth a download. Favorite track: Fuck A Male Ego.
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released March 3, 2016

thank you carly ng for doing bass, drums, & backup vocals, letting me come over a lot to record this, and for being my cheerleader / general support system for music insecurities

thank you kiki for screaming with me & singing on some tracks

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Track Name: Fuck A Male Ego
fuck a male ego
so fragile around me
fuck a male ego
so fragile around me
fuck a male ego
so fragile around me
fuck a male ego
so fragile around me

i can't relate to masculinity
i feel so fragile in my femme identity
i can't relate to masculinity
wish i could get out of this fucking body

i'm taught to be ashamed of my femininity
aggressiveness is how you get taken seriously
but my fists are always unclenched beside me
i don't know how to live inside of this body

can't protect myself
when i walk down the street
and i'm scared of every man who gets too close to me
i will cry if you raise your voice at me
i feel so unsafe living in this body
Track Name: I'll Keep Trying
every day is different
and some are really rough
i spend so much of my time
just picking myself up

i feel this way so often
it's hard not to think
that no matter what good happens
i'll just get low again

but i'm still here
i'm still trying
i'll try harder
i won't give up

i'm still here
i'm still trying
i'll try harder
even when it's rough

i'm so glad i didn't do it at sixteen
i'm so glad my head didn't win at twenty
i'm so glad i didn't do it yesterday
every time i want to die

i'm still here
i'm still trying
i'll try harder
i won't give up

i'm still here
i'm still trying
i'll try harder
even when it's rough
i'm so thankful i stay