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Take notes, read books, write songs with hooks
Build beats, make loops, then jump through hoops
Say something new, say something useful
Not just the simple pain of refusal

My pain is rootless, ruthless, roofless
Rue this, true that
I don't know how to act
But it feels like an act
Oh I feel like an actor

I've gotta watch my posture
Clock your eyes, I'm an impostor
The real me can't bear to be real
But the fake me is flesh
And he's blood and he kills

No pills but I'm trying to merge them
Feel okay with the most recent version
Of me, oh, since the open-heart surgery
Do we have to be fucked to be free?

We were always free
I see that clearly now
At any point in the ride
We decide

Give and take, loss is the reason that people create
Find a new way, find a path to escape
Living among the remains of the past
Won't unmask why they didn't last

They'll kick you in the ass though
Watching something die can be so powerful
We went around the circle citing deaths
That we'd seen, like that was the reason
We all were artistes

De temps en temps, j'suis triste
Plus existentialiste que des morts specifiques
Or whole species extinct
And there's more on the brink
Are we morons who just can't think?

No we're not! We just won the race is all
Trying not to spend our winnings at the mall
Counting coins is a hollow victory
Sinking in that happiness is mostly free

We were always free
I see that clearly now
At any point in the ride
We decide

Take notes, read books, write songs with hooks
Build beats, make loops, then jump through hoops
Say something new, say something useful
Not just the simple pain of refusal

Take notes, read books, write songs with hooks
Build beats, make loops, then jump through hoops
Say something new, say something useful
Not just the simple pain of refusal

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from Extinct!, released November 17, 2016

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Greg McLeod is a musician from Vancouver, BC. He's making albums until further notice.

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