The Still
written by: Jak Locke

from Lifelike Sounds (November 30th 2023) (4:58)
I'm visiting where I've been, it's been far longer than it seems
If only I'd stayed back then but there'd be no more I could dream
I can feel it fade around me, faster than my memory
Another day I'll return and there'll be just the same for me

It's coming apart again, I still remember all the seams
It never did matter when the cycle's what propelled the stream
I can be whatever I can dream up, only I can't sleep
Another day I let slip, another promise I can't keep

I have to find myself another echo, gotta find myself another echo
Gonna find myself another echo, gotta find myself another echo
Time to find myself another echo, gotta find myself another echo
Gonna find myself another echo, gotta find myself another echo
You can live every day to the fullest while you still have youth enough to enjoy it
You can spend it all according to plan making sure nothing can ever destroy it
Always smarter than I've ever been until the consequences tell me I was wrong again
Always ready for the next barrage until it's here and everything I knew was hopeful mirage

I'm visiting where I've been: a sacred void I won't release
Too easy to say it when it's all that recollection sees
I can be whatever I can dream up, only I can't sleep
Another day I'll return and there'll be just the same for me

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