what is lost

by All The Forgotten

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released April 19, 2015

Recorded by Dave at Gradwell House Studio

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Track Name: face east
I face east as I stare at the sea and it takes my breath away
sun rising over emerald waves and it takes my breath away
I waste so much time and I waste my energy
I waste so much time and I waste my energy

It's so simple, it's so simple, it's so simple, oh, oh, oh

I face east as I stare at the sea and I'm planning my escape
Remind myself once again I am more than what I make
I've been afforded some power and privilege, promise myself to give it back
I have fumbled, I've stumbled, I've struggled, but I'm clinging to my path
Track Name: dirt underneath fingernails
Dirt underneath fingernails
keyboard keys clacking after midnight
the tree outside my window
the first rays of the dawn's new light

calluses building, you hold tighter
the exhausted joy at the day's end
the smoke signals, sent out for freedom
the curve on the arch of justice's bend

sleeping soundly under cloudy sky
pulling weeds in the morning haze
roll that boulder up the hill again
through discomfort into higher states

resolve is building, you hold tighter
the determined will to not fail again
the song I'm singing, sent out for freedom
to never stop fighting for justice's ends
Track Name: my mind
We're locked in to something so much bigger and so much smaller
our image, my perception, it has all the power
we can be our own ally or our own destroyer
maker of nations, obeyer of all the orders
resting on our shoulders, we buckle under its weight
trained by other interests, programmed for our weakness, destined to our fate

the hunger in my stomach, is as real as vegas
I can go days for none and be fine
but my mood shifts when hungry, my mood swings when tired
when is my mind my mind?

Let me out. I don't know, where to go, or where I'm going.
Track Name: whitman's grave
Emerald green, hues of blue and gray
mountain laurels standing watch of Whitman's grave
bees filling the key roll they play
rocks rooted 'til it's all swept away
branches weaving out and weaving in
hammock hanging the cocoon I'm in
I am waiting, I am wavering
shallow rooted, I am paper thin

sift through these feelings
pen in hand
trying to rewrite my own presence

falling off the path, I
will get back up, I
won't fall back, I won't back down, I'll find my way, I
Track Name: would I
If I could take all the love in the world, and explode into a starry night,
would I give myself into abyss? to bring joy to those with the rising sun
if I could take the pain in the world, and implode condensed into a tiny rock
would I? Would I? Would I?

Would I lie on the beach for eternity? lie on the beach for eternity
until I crumbled into dust with the world's sorrow, crumbled into dust with the world's sorrow

Would I?
give myself to save the whole
Would I?

smash a wall at a thousand miles an hour to destroy the wall
I destroy myself, I love the sounds of sparrows
gathered, shouting in the morning
I hear they kill off others to make their nest
destroying complex cultures in their wake
some snap their necks, I love their morning song
I understand, I understand what is lost I grieve at graves,
I understand what is lost I grieve at graves, I understand what is lost
I explode with love and rage, I explode with love and rage
but refuse to kill or die.