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I wrote this song in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to reflect my personal experience with the series. There is a reason why, 20 years later, this story about one girl in all the world still resonates so strongly: it has given so many people the invaluable gift of feeling seen. Buffy helped a generation of weirdos (myself included) feel better about feeling different.

If you want to hear more of my thoughts on the show, check out Buffering the Vampire Slayer, the weekly podcast that I co-host with my wife Kristin Russo. We're discussing every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one at a time. Every installment of the podcast also includes a new original song recapping each glorious Buffy episode! Find us on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher, or visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com.


LYRICS:

Crushing just how heavy things can get
Thousand albatrosses round my neck
Feelin like i’m the only only
One who’s down on the floor
But I don’t have to be lonely lonely
Neath the weight of the world

Cause I see you
You see me too
It pulls me through
To watch you do what you do

Cause you’ve got demons to fight
Wrong against right, for the rest of your life
I’ll have battles to win
Without and within, for as long as I’m in this skin

I hear a lot about what i should be
It’s weird that no one thought of asking me
Got me feelin like i’m the only only
One who’s different inside
How could anyone know me know me
They don’t get what it’s like

But I see you
You shine right through
In all you do
You show me how, show me how

Now I’ve got demons to fight
Wrong against right, for the rest of my life
You’ll have battles to win
Without and within, for as long as you live

We’ve got demons to fight
Wrong against right, for the rest of our lives
We’ll have battles to win
Without and within, for as long as we live

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released March 10, 2017

written and recorded by Jenny Owen Youngs

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Jenny Owen Youngs Los Angeles, California

Singer, songwriter, and natural history enthusiast Jenny Owen Youngs grew up in the forests of northern New Jersey and now spends much of her time writing with and for other artists in Los Angeles and working on her next record. She has toured extensively in the US and Europe, and her songs have been heard on Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Suburgatory, and Switched at Birth. ... more

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Track Name: Demons to Fight
LYRICS:

Crushing just how heavy things can get
Thousand albatrosses round my neck
Feelin like i’m the only only
One who’s down on the floor
But I don’t have to be lonely lonely
Neath the weight of the world

Cause I see you
You see me too
It pulls me through
To watch you do what you do

Cause you’ve got demons to fight
Wrong against right, for the rest of your life
I’ll have battles to win
Without and within, for as long as I’m in this skin

I hear a lot about what i should be
It’s weird that no one thought of asking me
Got me feelin like i’m the only only
One who’s different inside
How could anyone know me know me
They don’t get what it’s like

But I see you
You shine right through
In all you do
You show me how, show me how

Now I’ve got demons to fight
Wrong against right, for the rest of my life
You’ll have battles to win
Without and within, for as long as you live

We’ve got demons to fight
Wrong against right, for the rest of our lives
We’ll have battles to win
Without and within, for as long as we live