I’m Not Broken

I’m Not Broken
lyrics by Aaron Levitz
music by the Velveteen Band

Life is pain now…
I’m pathetic…
I’m what remains now…
No anesthetic…

I’m a bit bent out of shape,
edges frayed, my heart agape.
I’m dismembered.
And yet, I’m not broken.

I can’t sleep or down a meal,
and my wounds need time to heal.
Don’t forget me,
because I’m not broken.
I’m not broken.

I can’t stop crying.
I’ll have you know, I’m a sniv’ling mess.
Feels like I’m dying,
except my body just won’t acquiesce.

My life is over, but it’s really not;
I’m wrapped in a cocoon.
I know I’ll be a butterfly,
but not anytime soon.

I’ve got to make it through the day.
I’m trying to be strong.
I’ve got to think that there’s a way.
I’m trying to move
— dying to move
— never moving on.

Putting blame and rage to bed.
Gonna work on me instead.
I’ll get better.
You know I’m not broken.

I can’t sleep or down a meal,
and my wounds need time to heal.
Don’t forget me,
because I’m not broken.

(“broken”, “broken”, “I’m not broken”, etc)

Putting blame and rage to bed.
Gonna work on me instead.
I’ll get better.
You know I’m not broken…
I’m not broken…
I’m not broken…
I’m not broken…


"I'm Not Broken" tattoo, Nate Martin 2016
“I’m Not Broken” tattoo, Nate Martin 2016

2 thoughts on “I’m Not Broken”

    1. There’s hope in sadness, and sadness in hope. It hurts, and it’s beautiful, and we just wanted to approach that honestly.

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