given (feat. Alex Stirner)

from by Pete Jon

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on the road you pass the time
by singing a song
and now you've come all this way
to find what's been with you all along
you who struggle with living
you are all you have been given

do you sleep at night?
tell me what keeps you up
I dream the whole world drowns
in a paper cup
I who dread for tomorrow
you who struggle with sorrow

in the car you sing aloud
where does the road end?
where does the getting there stop
and the being begin?
you are pummeled by wind
you are bundled in skin

and at night I keep hearing
this grinding sound
it is circumstance grinding
our beloved future down
I am not hoping for heaven
I am all I have been given
I am

grieve now, quick, here, always
as you drive
grieve now, grieve now
we're all going to die
you and your memory--
there's an urgency

and in my bed I cradle me
through the night
where I'll learn one or two things
for the rest of my life
I only hope to break even
I am all I have been given
I am

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from deplacer, released May 25, 2020
rhodes by alex stirner
piano by alex stirner with edits by pete jon

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