Bottom of the Sea

from by Brandon Zahursky

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Ninety percent of my problems begin and end with the piece of paper I receive every other week.
And the other ten percent comes from a place you've never been; inside my head.
Or maybe you have been to a similar place, where the thoughts that you perceive are the only problems that you make. And even the problems that you make come from the thoughts you preconceived, formed by over-analyzed outside opinions that make you over-think.

Now baby, I'm sure that you can relate.

But you can sink, or you can swim.
When you're in the dirt you can stay down, or you can get up and try again. It never ends. It never ends.
And I don't know how 'cause I never learned, but I'm gonna swim.

Most of the time I am lost in thought; in transition from a place that is real and that is not.
But when I drift back to reality this world gets the best of me, and I struggle to find a place that I belong.

This is a world where you can
Sing without feeling (Sink or you can swim)
Live a life without a purpose or a meaning.
You don't gotta practice what you preach,
You don't gotta know what you teach,
and no one wants nothin' if it's out of reach.

But you can sink, or you can swim
to the bottom of the sea, or straight for the horizon.
It'll never end.
And I don't know how 'cause I never learned, but I'm gonna swim.
Don't know how 'cause I never learned, but I'm gonna swim.


from Sink or Swim, released February 24, 2012
featuring Lauren O'Connell on vocals.



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Brandon Zahursky San Francisco, California

traveler of the universe, singer of songs, writer of words.
love what you do and you won't work a day in your life.

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