Anomaly

by Kate Livewire

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I have to admit, this song is one of my personal favorites. It's part of an album called August (currently in progress) that tells the story of a woman who struggles to leave an abusive relationship and, once she leaves, has to deal with the aftermath. Anomaly is the climax of her story: she finally summons up her courage and runs away in the hopes of finding a better life, finally taking the "dive" that she had been so scared of.

Things end happily for her eventually, but I know it isn't as easy to leave or find help in real life. If you or anyone you know is in an abusive situation like this, please, please reach out to people, officials, or organizations (some of which I've linked below) who can help you.

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If you live in the Philippines, linked below are some organizations and helplines that you can contact.

Project Sulong, a volunteer-based and youth-run referral service meant to connect victim-survivors of sexual violence to legal professionals for pro bono legal advice and psychosocial services: www.facebook.com/projectsulong/

A list of women's centers in the Philippines: preen.ph/105438/local-womens-...

Victims of domestic violence and child abuse can call the following hotlines in the Philippines:

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 8931-8101 to 07

DSWD – NCR Ugnayan Pag-asa Crisis Intervention Center
Legarda, Manila
Tel. No.: 8734-8639/ 8734-8626 to 27

Philippine National Police (PNP)
Camp Crame, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 8723-0401 to 20

PNP-Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC)
Camp Crame, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 8723-0401 (local 5260, 5261)

NBI-Violence Against Women and Children Desk (VAWCD)
Taft Avenue, Manila
Tel. No.: 8523-8231 to 38 / 8525-6028

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If you don't live in the Philippines, here are some lists of helplines in other countries to get you started. Please also try searching for your local women's and/or children's protection center, or any local organizations that fight to protect abuse victims of any kind.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...

rm.coe.int/helplines/16809e17ad

lyrics

Lyrics:

I wonder how our feelings grow
Ain't it strange
The places our thoughts can go
Outer space
Wondering what path
I should take
It's strange to think about

Right now I hate reality
And this life
I'm trying hard not to repeat
Things twice
But mistakes keep piling up and I
Can't find the strength to leave

Dive
Headfirst into the pit
Fly
Don't you hesitate my love

You see I have learned my lessons through fear
The prices I've paid were far too near
To the heart that I sacrificed
Never got off easy with life

The scars I bear are my memories
I thought I'd run but I tend to freeze
When I'm faced with the bitter truth
Now I know how easily I bruise

And I'm trapped in this nightmare with no one to save me
(Can't go now)
If I try to escape I wonder if you'll hunt me
(Down this time)
My thoughts are all scattered but I have to calm down
(Stop and think)
I'm trapped in my own home there's nothing else to do
(But run away)
Run away

Sometimes I miss you and sometimes I don't
I never gave up on us, I had hope
I'll always try to remember the good times
But I still hate it when you are on my mind

(I'm the anomaly, I'm the anomaly)

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released January 31, 2021

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Kate Livewire Cebu City, Philippines

Hey guys, I'm Kate Livewire, a singer-songwriter from Cebu who's been making music for a few years now. I love writing songs that intrigue people, so I hope you enjoy going through my discography!

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