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Is nihilism still cool?


this old heart sure can take a beating
well i'm starting to believe it was meant to  
history just keeps repeating
still don't know what i'm getting myself into
but you were the start
of this pain in my heart 
and it just doesn't seem to be healing
and it's just some odd
adolescent charade
that for all these long years I've been believing

but you weren't the one you're just the one who was there.

isn't destiny fleeting?
no one wins there's no end to the movie
desperate souls just careening
slow machines decay slowly but surely
i'm just sitting here reeling
we're the ones that your god played a joke on
desperately needed feeding so
he gave us an apple to choke on

and i'm always screaming that there's just no meaning
but nobody seems to believe me
and still you contend that the angels are singing you
hymns from the screen of your tv

but you're not the one  You're just the one who was there

guess i should have been clearer
when i said there was nothing left for us
i was writing the verses you were still
singing along with the chorus  
you're just a song I've been singing along to
that just didn't have any meaning
the words are banal making no sense at all
as the melody just keeps repeating
but you weren't the one
you're just the one who was there
you weren't the one
you're just someone who was there.


from Slow Machines, Volume Three (Here in These Frozen Halls​)​), released October 29, 2020
john david clark - vocals, guitars
steve prince - drums
dan latt - keys


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