The Things I Cannot Change

from White Flags by Trust Darkness

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the slow death of one thousand men
or the one we lost today
and i can't remember
how i came to feel this way
how form forced function to give way

now this is pornography
viewed through every billboard's leering eyes
building a wall between you and I

and if i am just a lense
then even if i capture light
no matter how fast the shutter closes
i can't see through your eyes
and if i am just a microphone
recording sound to tape
with just the pass of a magnet
we're all erased

now this is pornography
viewed through every billboard's leering eyes
i'm turned on even as
a part of me dies

and those roads that we drove
with no pictures to send home
and songs played at shows
with no records to own
if sunsets are wild
and cameras are traps
then i'm burning all my photos
and i'm not looking back
because the woman on that billboard
looks like plastic
and the newscaster says
"freedom must be saved"
and the video footage looks fantastic
the movie rights are bound to be just great...

how i came to feel this way:
a lust to capture the moment
and force it to obey
now i'm learning to have faith
i'm learning to live in the day
even when i still feel the same
i know i'll be ok


from White Flags, released November 12, 2017
recorded and produced by Jamie Carter at Puff Valley
mastered by Carl Saff


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Trust Darkness Seattle, Washington

aka Sleep Deprivation aka __mt__ aka mikeyT... a drummer with a guitar, trying to figure out what to do with himself in his late 30s.

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