Sarah Jane Nelson is a Nashville artist, songwriter, director, producer, former Broadway actress as well as a mother of two children! Wow - I’m impressed! Originally from Little Rock Arkansas, Sarah is known for both her Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Now in more recent years, it is her songwriting career that is having her stand out. Wide Open Country featured her song “Reap What You Sow,” on their “5 Songs You Need To Hear.”
Sarah is making a powerful statement with her latest release “Tired” which is an absolutely amazing lyrical piece. This song speaks about how tiring the life of a woman and mother can be in our modern-day society. It’s a truly genius commentary on how men often view females as well as a truly empowering anthem to women everywhere acknowledging the feelings that most, if not all, have experienced.
"You think I'm weak, defenseless, and meek
You go to your gym, build a shell to hide in and you call it strength
You tell me what to do and that I'm too much
You think that caring about nothing but you is what makes you tough
Meanwhile, I'm working all day, cooking your meals, raising your kids, paying your bills and I'm tired. Baby, I'm tired.
Tired of giving everything. Tired of hoping things might change. Tired of being less than I know I can be. Tired of working all the time. Tired of never getting mine. I'm tired, of driving from the backseat"
Story behind the song from Sarah:
“Since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by the thankless work that women do. I saw my great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother work their fingers to the bone for little praise and no paycheck. As a "modern woman" I see many women in this generation earning money outside the home and fulfilling all the roles of the 1950s housewife as well. It's no wonder that women are anxious and depressed. When women said they "wanted it all" I don't think this is what was intended. The hook of this song is especially important to me because so many women who run their households are forced to do so while making their husband feel like he is actually running the household. I hope the lyrics of this song help women feel empowered to take their place and raise their voices. We have come so far but we still have a long ways to go to get to equality in the home. This one is for all those tired women out there who have been "driving from the back seat" for far too long.”
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Tired - Sarah Jane Nelson (Official Video)
Music and Lyrics by Sarah Jane Nelson and Kenny Foster
Song Produced by Sarah Jane Nelson and Jamie Tate
at The Rukkus Room (Nashville, TN)
Mixing & Mastering: Jamie Tate
Video Produced and Directed by Sarah Jane Nelson
Video Cinematography and editing by Jeremy Burchard