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Just Before Dawn

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Track 5 off my new album "The Sky's Exploding" which can be downloaded for free here: https://nowitsart.bandcamp.com/album/the-skys-exploding

This was the 2nd song that I made on stream, and the 2nd attempt at lo-fi hip-hop and I think I got closer with the first one lol

Unlike "Yeah, Okay" I did not end up using the lyric "just before dawn" in the song, but the title still ended up fitting thematically after writing the lyrics, which is interesting because normally I don't keep the working title for a song, so it's cool that that ended up working out for both of these.


I just wanna say
That I will try harder today
'Cause I just have so much to do
And I can't bring myself to

But I've gotta get over that
'Cause if I don't I won't come back
And I don't want that to happen
And I hate how things are so uncertain

If I just stopped wasting my time
Everything would be be so fine
I could get so much more work done
And maybe I could see the sun

So from this point I'll try harder
I'll start doing things more smarter
Wake up, work, and animate
Just keep on going, not insane

I guess I'm broken
But I can be fixed
I keep on choking
But at some point I can do this

It's so late how am I still awake?
I don't know, but I didn't work today.
I just wasted so much of my time
So now I won't meet that self-imposed deadline

Oh god, I can see the sun
What time is it? How am I not done?
I've been at this thing for days
It's still not done, and that's not okay

It's not like I've been working that much
There's more things than this that I touch
And now the suns up, so I can't sleep
But I'll still try, I'll admit defeat

I guess I'm broken
But I can be fixed
I keep on choking
But at some point I can do this

Why am I so broken?
I don't know I guess it's my mind
It just ain't working
But I know I can fix it

Some day
But when will that be?
When will I fix me?
I guess I'll start now
I can't just mope about

How is it so late?
It's almost 6am
I'm just so filled with hate
All this time I could've been working

The sun is almost fully out
But there's nothing to cry about
I'll just stay up, get things fixed
So that I can finally do this

But I can't bring myself to do it
'Cause I'm so tired and
I've been up for so long
And I just wanna go to bed

I'll just start again tomorrow
Try to finally fix my sorrow
I can do it if I try enough
But can I actually focus for once?

I guess I'm broken
But I can be fixed
I keep on choking
But at some point I can do this

I know I'm so broken
So now I can be fixed
It just takes that bit of effort
So that I can finally do this

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Dec 31, 2019
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