Donna’s Song

This video starts with an interview, the music will start after.

Walk on by
Turn your nose up but all I said was hi 
Still you're wondering why 
My voice will harden at your ignorance 
Say I talk too straight, well I'm speaking my mind 
And you ain't speaking at all 

Cut me and then you'll see 
That we all bleed the same 

Are you really happy in your designer gear 
and your fancy suits with your ankles bare? 
Well I am with my Jaxson's bands 

Cut me and then you'll see 
That we all bleed the same

Your knees may be clean 
'Cause there ain't nowhere that you been 
So make way for the realest f*cking queen 
Who wears the woven crown? 
The woven crown 

Ever wondered who I am? 
Then how 'bout ya stop and care to ask
You wanna stare? Well kiss my ass. 
Stop making excuses for yourselves 
Are you in a rush to be somewhere? 
Darling you're pulling out my hair 

Headphones in, say you cant hear a bloody thing 
I know you can, you're just not listening. 
Open your eyes, won't someone show me a smile 
I got my issues alright, but I'm keeping my head up 
I ain't got the time

For this snobbery
Ain't no one gonna bother me
Red lipped tw*ts avoiding eye contact
I've got a city for a family
Love 'em and they love me
So if you ain't got the time 
Peace out and walk on by.

Here’s a photo of Casper with Donna.

Casper wrote this song from Donna’s perspective.



Casper chose to write his song about Homelessness/Displacement.

One way we can overcome the feeling of displacement is through using therapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

How could you use being displaced or feeling displacement as a theme in your music?

Have you tried expressing your discomfort? In Casper’s song they use dynamics, changes in rhythm and melodies, try using this in your song!

Try these songwriting prompts:

  • What would my ideal world to live in be like?
  • How many ways can you describe the world we live in?
  • What would you change about the current world and why?
  • What are all the different ways you feel about your circumstances?

Top Tip

As Casper says in his interview, you don’t have to write about your own story. Sometimes writing about a friend, a relatable circumstance or feeling can also help us and the people around us.

If you are displaced or feelings of displacement, here are some useful links:

  • Anxiety UK – Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Phone 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am – 5.30pm)
  • CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35. Phone 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm – 12am)
  • Mental Health Foundation – Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems and learning disabilities
  • Mind – Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. Phone 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 6pm)
  • No Panic – Charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD. Phone 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am – 10pm)
  • Papyrus – Young suicide prevention society. Phone HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm, 7pm – 10pm, Sat-Sun, 2pm – 5pm)
  • Samaritans – Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone 116 123 (free 24/7 helpline)

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