I wrote/recorded this tonight. Please add to it.

The percussion was recorded with a loop pedal by me and my kids. No click track, so it's probably all over the map tempo wise.

It's wide open in spots.

flac, ghostoffuffle, rezzeJ, coffeesp00ns, jonaswildman, BLOB_CASTLE, zebra2, kleinbl00

lil, steve I played hockey.

mk, thought you'd appreciate the title.

Signaling

I don't want to waste my life

Driving a car because the signaling is right

I don't want to have to think twice

About telling the world that I have a pregnant wife

I don't want to die just to say that I lived

Don't want to peel the wings off just to say I did

I don't want to hurt just to prove that I'm real

This signaling has no appeal

I don't want to close my eyes

Drive over bridges that are always on fire

I don't want to move so fast

That even the biggest moments fly right past

I don't want to die just to say that I lived

Don't want to peel the wings off just to say I did

I don't want to hurt just to prove that I'm real

I don't want to waste my life

Signaling that everything is fine

I don't want to close my eyes

Signaling that nothings worth my time

I don't want to signal

I don't want to sig- no


lil:

    I don't want to waste my life

    Signaling that everything is fine

    I don't want to close my eyes

    Signaling that nothings worth my time

Provocative lyrics. Here's what they provoke in me:

We all signal. We can't be responsible for someone's interpretation of the signal. Some people need to see that "everything is fine" in order to continue on their own trajectory.

We've seen enough and heard enough to suspect that when someone's "fine" - they might not be. So how do we hear past the outward signal and understand the real message? Do you feel heard and understood by at least one other person?

How do we keep our eyes wide open -- not avert our eyes -- when the discrepancies between so many of us are so glaring? How can we keep our eyes open and live as ethical a life as possible? I don't know the answers, but asking the questions is at least something.

That's what I hear in your song.


posted by thenewgreen: 189 days ago