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Walking in the Eye of the Storm (reboot) inst. by Contrary Beats

 
 
Living in a city of empty people
peeking through my peephole
surrounded by weak souls
I'm forgetting what is real
 
Forgetting how to fucking feel
Beliefs heavy as concrete  
humanity's Achilles' heel, still  
 
I get no sleep
see theses webs of deceit
see me question everything  
From our origin to corporate extortion
 
distortions of historical proportions
If no life is worthless  
do the math and divide the portions  
Factoring in that a few hoard fortunes
 
So in the end what is really important?  
Sporting Jordans at the performance?
Or forming meaningful communities  
with other human beings;  
 
The type that have me believing  
that there is strength in unity
And that living life beautifully
is worth more than greed achieves
 
So I am not speaking of Utopian fantasy
but I am so dope the status quo can't handle me
so "put your hands in team"
and recognize life is more than just existing
 
we are on the verge of mass extinction
but, oh so captivated by television
social media and religion  
all program us to stay in position
 
we have our own vision  
but it has become tradition for us to follow
so repeat this motto:  
 
"Live life as if there is no tomorrow"  
 
'Cause we borrow time every day
So it is safe to say one day it will all be taken away
 
With no replays, I hope the words I say crash like waves
'Cause once awake you are never the same
I may hate a lot about the current state
But I cannot even place the blame
 
I would rather self-deprecate
If it would do a god damn thing
Like address climate change
Or increase the minimum wage, I am just saying
 
Let's debate a path to take to avoid dark fates
Let's make the world a better place  
and forget about the word race
 
'Cause it still frames a way to segregate
Police profile people that they incriminate
generating prison profit off of slaves
 
Our priorities are obviously nonsense
At what point can we no longer stop this?
What the fuck is this that you call progress?  
 
I feel stress in my bones  
and I know I am not alone
my environment isolates me from those that I know
my confinement makes me feel like I am on my own
 
So I scroll through my phone
looking for something
anything to give my life meaning
Somebody, please cut the seams at the borders of my being
Releasing my inner-beast as I breathe in peace just this evening
 
<3

 
♫ instrumental by Contrary Beats ♫  
➥https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy32LddQ2gs61msuwh-B16A
 
Image Lost City by Jakub Skop
➥https://www.artstation.com/jakubskop
gazellemon
Written by gazellemon (Brad)
Published
Modified 27th August 2017
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