I'm starting off Chapter 1 - The Truth with a cover of Alex Ebert's song "Truth." Someone showed me this song a really long time ago and I remember thinking the lyrics were so bizarre. So jarring. I wanted to read them over and over again. Although seemingly ambiguous, I understood their meaning. To me the song is a beautiful anthem about embracing your dark side and allowing it to shine through.
"Tilt my chin back, slit my throat, take a bath in my blood, get to know me" is my favorite lyric. The song is so peculiar, so poetic, and it's something that's really inspired me a lot with my own work. When I happened to hear the song again years later on an episode of Breaking Bad, I could hear it as a hip hop song. I knew I had to make my own version because its message is so powerful and it's a message that I proudly wear. Listen to my rendition of Alex Ebert's "Truth"
Alex Ebert's "Truth"