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Rap No. 8 in A minor for Toy Piano and Ondes Martinot

from identity by the mighty sun

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if you think this song might be about you, then it is.


time to start thinking of dreaming of somebody else
time to direct all your effort, to take better care of yourself
there's always a reason believing that something will change
without changing a thing in your life, without seeing how choices you've made
are the bricks in the wall you've been building,
and all of the cracks
are pieces of misinformation you've taken as fact
and sections are missing where you wouldn't listen,
when my only mission is clarity, vision, and wisdom
and that joy you can't seem to rejoin, though you mean to,
avoiding the answer you already know, and you see through
your plan that you know cannot lead you to happiness
that in itself is just breaking my heart
you are building a dream that you mean just to take it apart
and all of the dark that you feel in your head is just taking up room
that instead could be used to be planning your move to a groove without dread,
but the needle keeps skipping, so just go to bed.

even when you don't respond to the things that i say,
even when i'm sick and tired, you know that i won't go away
these things stick around in your soul and won't go
and there's no way to stop it and no way to hold it at bay
without seeing someone who knows what they're doing
it's so damn hard to give up what you see as control,
but it's an illusion - i get the confusion,
it's daunting to loosen your grip and to give it to someone you don't even know.
know, no matter what, you are loved and above all the pressure
you feel to appeal to my need to be liked, i won't fight,
but I need you to fight for yourself,
to hell with the swell of immediate hurt,
you are worth more than all of the half-hearted laughter on earth.


from identity, released December 31, 2015




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the mighty fuckin sun is but a wandering showman of dubious origins. he thanks you for your time.

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