Righteous Babe

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When I was 13 I got my first guitar
Learned one song by Nirvana, was a high school star
Loved Bob Marley and Stevie Nicks
Was a full fledged junkie, music was my fix
When I was 14 I wrote my very first song
Used to go to rock shows and hum along
Wishin I was the one up on stage
Rockin it out like some righteous babe.

You can’t start until you begin
If you’re too afraid to lose then you’ll never win
It’s not about being the best or the richest
You’ll come across babes just like you’ll come across bitches
Making it in this music game, you gotta stick to your principles
And be a righteous babe.

When I was 15 I joined a crappy band
We had a really lame name and songs that were 2nd hand
When it comes to making songs yo - Here’s the thing
They take time to write – but great big balls to sing
So I played covers while biding my time
Working on my hooks and reperfecting my rhyme
By the time I was 20 my songs they were many
I wanted to record, some joker took all of my money

You can’t start until you begin
If you’re too afraid to lose then you’ll never win
It’s not about being the best or the richest
You’ll come across babes just like you’ll come across bitches
Making it in this music game, you gotta stick to your principles
And be a righteous babe.


When I was 23 I hit the big city
Loved the nightlife but the days were shitty
Learned to look both ways and never trust a guy
What can I say, once burned twice shy?
The thing about the city with neon lights that glisten
Is that everyone’s a singer but nobody wants to listen
The little fish gets drowned out by the fray
But if he holds his head high he just might get his day.

You can’t start until you begin
If you’re too afraid to lose then you’ll never win
It’s not about being the best or the richest
You’ll come across babes just like you’ll come across bitches
Making it in this music game, you gotta stick to your principles
And be a righteous babe.

Now I’m 24 and theres so much more
Music in me now than there ever was before
A hundred songs sung and written
Once the music bug bites its hard to get get unbitten
So give your kids the chance to be free
Surround them with the tools of creativity
A drum, a piano, guitar, a didgeree-doo
And someday they might just surprise you

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from the honesty ep, released October 10, 2008

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bex Vancouver, British Columbia

A trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with years of experience under her belt, Bex has employed many or her talents in a career that spans from songwriter to performer to music journalist to music industry professional.

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