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I'm not a good person

from FAWM 2022 by The Fishermen & the Priestess

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"Umbrella Uprising" is a Portland OR band composed of siblings Lyra (bass) and Rico Jones (drums), with Anthony Smith on vocals and guitars.

The band was formed shortly after Lyra and Anthony moved from Seattle to Portland, inspired by the local hip underground scene. Rico joined shortly after to complete the band formation with his drums.

Named after an incident where a strong wind took Lyra's umbrella away, the band achieved moderate success with their first song "I'm not a good person", released in February 2022. Featuring a simple 4-chord progression throughout most of the song, it talks about depression and self-forgiveness.

(Note: this song is for the "Fake Band Challenge": fawm.org/forums/topic/12098/)


Oh these days
I’ve been trying all my best
Catching up with the skeletons
Putting old ghosts down to rest

They said I’ve killed so many loves
Some with a kiss, but most with no word
Just the old fears catching up
Oooh forgive me, Lord

I’m not a good person
I hurt those I love
It’s not that I’m bad
I’m just broken inside

What can I say after all is done?
Should I even try?
Every mistake that’s in my book
Makes me wonder why

I’m not a bad person
I still love even though I’m hurt
It’s not that I’m not good
I’m just broken inside


from FAWM 2022, track released February 28, 2022
Photo by Ruan Richard on Unsplash




The Fishermen & the Priestess Bodega Bay, California

The fishermen and the priestess is the solo project of Beto Dealmeida, a musician interested in nature, vintage sounds and electronics.

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