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Not the Story
Jessica Bloom, Samuel Neher, Peter Park

"Not the Story" hopes to spark conversation between patients and the medical community. It is meant to remind listeners that patients are more than their medical conditions and that their stories do not fit a mold based on a diagnosis. Sung from the patient perspective, "Not the Story" serves as a reminder to forgo assumptions and embrace the humanity that led each health provider to his or her profession.

Not the Story

Music and Lyrics by
Jessica Bloom, Sam Neher, Peter Park

Walking through life, down this one-way avenue
My scars and my bruises tell a journey I’ve been through. Your downcast stare, it cuts through the air Oh why do you turn away, tell me do you think it’s fair?

I’ll try to explain, but know that it takes stages. One thing I’ve learned, ignorance is contagious.

And I wanna break the walls down for you to see I’m not the made-up story you believe. Cuz underneath it all you’ll find the same bright light that shines to you shines through to me.

A parade of pity imagines a life of despair No joy, No laughter - That’s not the story I’ll share. Life turned a page, a new chapter prescribed I smile, take chances - I’m not what you have contrived.

I’ll try to explain, but know that it takes stages. One thing I’ve learned, ignorance is contagious.

And I wanna break the walls down for you to see I’m not the made-up story you believe. Cuz underneath it all you’ll find the same bright light that shines to you shines through to me.

So what’s it gonna take to be a change and not a voice at stake? Our lives put to the test, so much to know I must confess. So tear off the label, and realize that I’m able. This is my plea, for you.

And I wanna break the walls down for you to see
I’m not the made-up story you believe. Cuz underneath it all you’ll find the same bright light that shines to you shines through to me.