Whew! This song by Katelyn Tarver cuts deep! But I think the lyrics for ‘Shit Happens’ is something many of us need to hear. She sings:

Sometimes shit just happens

Worse than you can imagine

Stop trying to make it make sense

Sometimes shit just happens

There’s no real deeper mеaning

Let me save you thе suspense

Sometimes shit just happens

And you learn to live with it

Words to keep in mind.

‘Shit Happens’ is the first single from Tarver’s just-announced album Subject to Change – a suitably titled project after this past year – available digitally worldwide and on LP via Tarver’s webstore on October 15, with a wider physical release date to be announced soon.

On “Shit Happens,” inspired by a podcast episode of Unlocking Us with Brené Brown (“Tim Ferriss and Dax Shepard on Podcasting, Daily Practices, and the Long and Winding Path to Healing”), Tarver explores the hard truth that painful experiences don’t always come with a reason why.

As she explains: “It’s always bothered me when things go wrong and people try to comfort you by immediately assigning some deeper meaning to it. I think it’s true that pain brings growth, but I also think it’s true that bad things happen, and it might never make sense. I think there’s freedom and catharsis in admitting that.”


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