Witness

i am awake now
i cannot go back to sleep
consciousness is stealth, on quiet feet it creeps
once you let it in your house, you cannot get it to leave
i am awake now
i can hear it breathe

the more I learn about food, the less I want to eat
the more I learn about water, the less I want to drink
the more I learn about people, the fewer I want to meet
the more I learn, the less I want to think.

i am a witness
i’ll tell you what I have seen
ignorance is bliss only when you’re fast asleep
once you let in consciousness, you’ll never want it to leave
i am a witness,
this is what I’ve seen.

the more I learn about food, the less I want to eat
the more I learn about water, the less I want to drink
the more I learn about people, the fewer I want to meet
the more I learn, the less I want to think.

but I cannot starve, die of thirst, be a hermit
and nothing really works when you want to turn off your brain
you gotta be a witness, witness, witness, witness
be brave enough to say, “this is not the way for me.”

the more I learn about food, the less I want to eat
the more I learn about water, the less I want to drink
the more I learn about people, the fewer I want to meet
the more I learn, the less I want to think.

be a witness, be a witness
you cannot turn off your brain
be a witness, be a witness
you cannot turn off your brain
be a witness, be a witness
you cannot turn off your braini am awake now
i cannot go back to sleep
consciousness is stealth, on quiet feet it creeps
once you let it in your house, you cannot get it to leave
i am awake now
i can hear it breathe

the more I learn about food, the less I want to eat
the more I learn about water, the less I want to drink
the more I learn about people, the fewer I want to meet
the more I learn, the less I want to think.

i am a witness
i’ll tell you what I have seen
ignorance is bliss only when you’re fast asleep
once you let in consciousness, you’ll never want it to leave
i am a witness,
this is what I’ve seen.

the more I learn about food, the less I want to eat
the more I learn about water, the less I want to drink
the more I learn about people, the fewer I want to meet
the more I learn, the less I want to think.

but I cannot starve, die of thirst, be a hermit
and nothing really works when you want to turn off your brain
you gotta be a witness, witness, witness, witness
be brave enough to say, “this is not the way for me.”

the more I learn about food, the less I want to eat
the more I learn about water, the less I want to drink
the more I learn about people, the fewer I want to meet
the more I learn, the less I want to think.

be a witness, be a witness
you cannot turn off your brain
be a witness, be a witness
you cannot turn off your brain
be a witness, be a witness
you cannot turn off your brain

Ease
Intervention

DISCOGRAPHY

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