On the Rise

from by Brandon Zahursky

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Where do we go when we go?
We all hope for up above with no idea what's down below.
Some things in this life you have to learn to never know.
Sometimes in this life you have to learn to just let it go.

A broken-hearted lover cries herself to sleep. She thinks she's found the one in every man she meets. And she only prays to God when there's something that she needs, so she looks above and asks the Lord for something she can keep.
She searches for another, someone who can take away the pain that resonates inside her heart with the fear that she can't face. Too afraid to be alone, she tears the photos from her wall and holds an open casting call to pick up where she left off. Replacement photographs she takes, and strikes the same old pose. The feeling's not the same, but she fakes the love until it grows.

And it's just the way it is today, I don't know why.
Today's statistics, by tomorrow on the rise.

A motherless son waits for a call that never comes, while his drug addicted mother dwells in silence by the phone. Every holiday that passes, she feels nothing at all. She's got nothing to celebrate so she counts the things she's lost. She's fully grown, but still doesn't know right from wrong, so she wastes all her days and waits until they're gone.

And it's just the way it is today, I don't know why.
Today's statistics, by tomorrow on the rise.

Open your eyes. Open your eyes.

You're blind because you rise and shine at five to get to a job that wastes your time. You spent four years reading books and now you owe the bank your life. It's hard at twenty three, with debt up to your knees.
When the job you settled for doesn't even pertain to your degree. And you're upset, so you go out in a crowd to protest the budget cuts and the wrong doings of the government. You've got your sign held high in a half-assed attempt to fix the mess you're in; but you're the first to leave. 'Cause you've got work in the morning, and you need your rest, you've gotta pay the rent.

And it's just the way it is today, I don't know why.
Today's statistics, by tomorrow on the rise.

Open your eyes. Open your eyes.

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from Sink or Swim, released February 24, 2012

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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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