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Verse 1
I was stuck, I was trapped in the silence
Like a bird that was caged from it's purpose
Had me bound and perpetually nervous
Every day was a fight to the finish

Pre-Chorus 1
Paper tigers, and false fires
I bet you loved seeing me lost and tired

No more chains holding me, I feel weightless I can fly
I can float, I can coast, I am fearless, oh
Take a deep breath now, let the air fill your chest now
Open your mouth, let it out

I can breathe, I can breathe, I feel so free, I can breathe

Verse 2
Screamed myself wide awake from the nightmare
Cold sweats, tear stains and the darks' stare
Break of dawn, orange sun, pink skies there
Air is clean, breaking free, gettin out of here

Pre-Chorus 2
Paper tigers, false truths, liars
I think I'll be alright, I think I'll be alright
I think I'll be alright



from Life, Love & Inspiration, released October 23, 2021
Written by Erica Johnson
Produced by Emanuel Johnson II

Guitar: James Bell
Bass: Rishon Northington
Drums: Eric Gaston
Keys and all other instrumentation: Emanuel Johnson II

Mixed by: Gabriel Michael Carter
Mastered by: Sean McClain


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Erica Johnson Music Detroit, Michigan

Singer, songwriter, musician from the Metro-Detroit area of Michigan. Her soulful sound was wrought through an amalgamation of rich church roots, black culture and a love for real music with a real genuine message. Full of positivity and love, Erica's music is sure to lift your spirits and add a sparkle to your day. ... more

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