Saviors

from War Stories by Unwoman

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about

I’ve tried to date a few men who fancy themselves on some kind of hero’s journey. Unless we’re partners, there are no important roles for me on that journey. But I’m not a fair maiden to be rescued or a siren to distract them; I have my own monsters to slay.

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You saw me on a vast unconquerable frontier
You heard my voice in desperation drawing you near
Might this be your chance to meet your destiny?
To save someone deep in the throes of need

But my song was never directed at you
I know these myths are never true

I'm through with saviors who are mistaken
That I am helpless and I need saving
Neither am I a lovely siren
My only purpose your temptation

Still it was easy to lure me to your land
I love the promise of a future unplanned
When fog no longer shrouded me you realized
Your reflection never shone in my eyes

The stars had never twinkled so bright
But I was still whole and wholly alone that night

I am not a diversion from your hero’s journey
I have my own monsters to slay
Not a pretty toy to add to your collection
I have my own princess to save

I am home again
No need to be rescued
That’s never what I would yes to

What I tried to say
Was walk beside me or walk away

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from War Stories, released January 19, 2018

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Unwoman San Francisco

Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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