It Gets Better

If you havent yet heard of the It Gets Better initiative by the Trevor Project, you should take some time to check out some of the many videos posted on the site.   The project was started as a response to several LGTB teen suicides that were contributed to by bullying and harassment.

The song below is my contribution to the project.   I hope you enjoy it.

And remember, if youre a kid who needs help, there are people here for you.  Please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR  if you need to talk to someone, because we want you to stick around to find out how much better it can get.


The Other Girls
Sitting up on the roof at our parents house
counting the days until we could get out
One more Monday coming on fast
For the small town survivors at the head of the class.

They asked were we fine
We said yes every time
Hoping that someone would see through the lie

We were the other girls
raised on pretending
that there was a part for us
in that storybook ending
Now that were grown
we see were not alone
and what did we find?
The other girls were here all the time

Pushing on through, keeping our heads down
Dodging sticks and stones with our hearts on the ground
Running out of places to keep all that shame
Until just one someone calls us by our name

And says I see who you are
and I know your scars
because theyre the same ones Ive got on my heart

Sitting up on the roof of your parents house
Counting the days until you can get out

- Juliana Finch

4 Responses to It Gets Better
  1. sarah
    April 20, 2011 | 1:39 am

    Excellent song with such a strong and much needed message to persons of all ages, races, gender and orientationthanks! Your music is wonderful!

  2. Molly Mahar
    April 20, 2011 | 8:50 pm

    Gorgeous. Powerful. Love this J.

  3. Marian Wolf
    March 22, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    I stumbled across your name on my daughters (Alana) FB page. Just want you to know that I think your voice is so emotive, this song heart wrenching and warming. Im so glad youre in my daughters life. I hope my grandchildren listen up. Then youll have 3 generations of lives youve touched well.

    • jules
      March 22, 2013 | 3:30 pm

      Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to say so. Alana and her kids are some of my favorite people! Youve given me a big smile.

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