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Ballad of a Distant Star

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today i feel like i am losing myself

my time's running out

before i come back to the dust again

you can keep me busy with colloquial chimes

and nursery rhymes

and keep the darkness tucked away till then

return to the perfect world we’re in

to be rid of defects and live forever

working together is neither good or bad

it’s just humanity

tell me i’m alive,

show me how you smile

because I wonder how they live

writing down these words forever

this is paradise running from your eyes

and it's own broken shard of sinless glass

can’t stand the rhythm of days of the week

i don’t pity the meek

their lucid dreams are quaint cause lately

everyone’s been so obsessed with killing themselves

it’s bad for your health

to think about the way things were before

I slip through the cracks in my own skull

‘til i think clearly and save my future

i wish my brain was a lifeless database

and my body, machinery

where did we all go?

i wonder if my god even knows

the spaces in between the land and sea

tell me there’s a better place i need to be

and i’ll just take you by your poet’s verse

because my songs i write with made up words

you gotta be the best at what you do

and save your ‘being somebody’ for after school

grab my being by the throat

and strip away every song i thought i wrote

'cause being the best is like being the worst

if you can’t get out of your poet’s hearse

artificial paradise, come on tell me lies

I hate your world

and the thought of touching anything you kiss

I’m finally alive

because i can’t let go of my organic

thoughts of feeling free

to satisfy your world forever

artificial paradise

keep me ‘til i die die die

live forever live for free

Originally published 10/27/2017

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Mar 20, 2021
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