Jett Holden Releases Debut Single "Taxidermy"

A few we weeks ago, we introduced you all to an artist we were over the moon excited about, Jett Holden. Today, just a short time later, Jett has released his debut single, “Taxidermy”, which we are excited to share with you. We spoke with Jett about the journey to “Taxidermy” and also dove into what the song means. Our interview, conducted by Holly G, is below. 

Holly G interviews Jett Holden

"Taxidermy" is out now on Spotify and Apple Music, Listen below.

Taxidermy Lyrics

I’ll believe that my life matters to you
When I’m more than taxidermy for your Facebook wall
They say the best songs are three chords and the truth
Until that truth requires you to heed the call

 

I’m not a martyr
I’m not a headline for your morning news report
Or a political debate you can retort
I’m a man who had some dreams that got cut short
A casualty among far too many to sort
But they’ll argue I deserved it in the courts
And the mission will get tough, so you’ll abort
And leave me a mangled mess that they’ll distort
Until I’m nothing more
Than taxidermy on your Facebook wall
Taxidermy on your Facebook wall

 

I’ll believe that my life matters to you
When the bible’s not a tool you use to crucify
They say the best songs are three chords and the truth
Until that truth and your belief systems don’t quite align

 

I was a believer
Until the blade became my only sanctuary
And led me to the unmarked grave where I was buried
With the truth you were too cowardly to hear
When you were deafened by your Xenophobic fears
So don’t tell that you’re sorry when I’m gone
When you could have tried to help me soldier on
Its a shame a body lying on the floor
Could result in nothing more
Than taxidermy for Facebook wall

 

You are
far too bright a soul to extinguish
So hold on, hold on because you have
A power far too strong to relinquish
So hold on, hold on
Because you are
Too bright a soul to extinguish
So hold on, hold on because you have
A power far too strong to relinquish
So hold on, hold on, hold on