• charlie linnell

again, i wrote a tribute song to johnny depp.「old injury」- original song.

hello! here is my newest song ”old injury”, it’s not only the newest but the 10th song of 2022! woho! here we go... (can i say that Lupin was an excellent team mate in this video?)

meaning

it’s the second song inspired by the JD trial that took place this last month. it’s from johnny’s POV and i think the lyrics says it all. pretty much. not going into details here.


creative process

this song was produced in just one day. i miss doing daily music productions. but i don't have the time or energy which is natural this time of year. the summer is here soon and i need some rest and recovery. may and june are two of the most hectic months at work, so instead of being creatively productive, i spend time resting and resting and resting. :) i'm happy i can make music on wednesday next week!


illustration

it’s a seahorse. male seahorses carry their young ones in their pouch on their tail. it’s cute. :)




















and before the lyrics, here are some random thoughts of the JD trial

my fundamental attitude is that you should believe victims of abuse, no matter their gender, when they have the courage to speak out. two people opened up about domestic violence. i don't wish to support a person just because of their gender and especially with clear evidence against them. and i would never sacrifice a male DV victim to uphold a certain belief by staying neutral and impartial. unfortunately, eveyone can lie - both men, women and non-binary people. that's the harsh truth. in this individual case, i believe JD.


furthermore, i'm never ever gonna support the online hate towards AH, i think it's unnecessary and cruel. it doesn't do anything good. it's not funny. (this is one of the reasons why i'm not too fond of social media. the algorithm can breed so much hate.) moreover, the downside about this trial is that one single woman has ruined the credibility of female victims.


my belief is based on evidence against AH and the lack of evidence towards JD.i think it's important to look at the facts, and the facts only. therefore, i don't read any articles because almost every article is biased and it's hard to really know if you should trust the information from the article or not. it's crucial to get to the real source and read court documents to form your own opinion, so i've been doing that.


the UK trial took place in a different time, under a different court with different pieces of evidence. now, after the US trial, with all the evidence together from both parties and with the overall picture of the case, all i can say is that i’m glad JD’s name is cleared from the allegations of abuse. i think the trial brought much needed light and equity to the plight of male DV victims. no JD wasn't perfect but he wasn't an abuser. i believe that there are no perfect victims of abuse.


i stand for DV victims and survivors, no matter their gender. because domestic abuse doesn't really have a gender. it can happen to anyone and eveyone should have their chance to be listened to.


lyrics

you showed me pictures of a long lost world

it makes me smile but i don’t wanna go there

i listen to your words, they’re molded strange

they’re shaped to fit your fabricated tales


to tend a wound that never mends

i tried to close it up with time and space

you cannot talk without tearing up

the same old injury inflicted on me


i wish you didn’t reply

i came to say goodbye

i know i will forget your name

i wish that i was wiser

i wish that you were kinder

but everything is just the same


and there’s nothing more to hide

cut vicious ties with influences

a court is filled with lies

you’re in deny you hold your grudges


to stand up straight but avoid your eyes

you seem to vanish in a cloud of dust

keep resisting when it comes to trust

keep insisting it should always be us