Commonplace

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you always see them;
people i’ve learned to ignore
the ones i don’t question
‘cos they’re not mine to answer for
people who look like me,
people i look right through,
you can just feel them
and you feel them looking at you
sometimes they speak their minds
and their minds are all fucked up and sad
carry it with you,
you get shaky, get sharp, you get mad

the time has come to choose
to fight or let it spread
they haunt the words we use,
they slip into our heads
they’re stupid but they’re loud,
they’re many but they’re wrong
they slip into the crowd,
they’ve been there all along
unguided i am blind,
i just see the disguise
the truth is there to find
if i look through your eyes

i want to stare it in its face,
you tell me that it’s commonplace,
but that don’t make it right

however they justify,
i don’t wanna know, i don’t wanna know,
whatever they glorify,
i don’t wanna know, i don’t wanna know,
whatever they put you through,
shocked i didn’t know, shocked i didn’t know,
whatever they want from you,
shocked i didn’t know, shocked i didn’t know
whatever you wanna say,
of course i want to know, of course i want to know,
what’s a friend, anyway?
of course i want to know, of course i want to know

of course i want to know,
of course i am afraid
our bones ache as we grow,
our innocence betrayed
my innocence was guilt,
a washing of the hands
unfeeling what you felt
ungrounding where you stand
i know it’s my mistake
now i am clearer-eyed
whatever it may take,
i will be on your side

i want to stare it in its face,
you tell me that it’s commonplace,
but that don’t make it right

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from Sister Helen IV, released January 13, 2017

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Sister Helen New York, New York

2003-2017

Sister Helen was:

Nathan J. Campbell- Vocals

Chris Krasnow- Guitar/Vocals

Eva Lawitts- Bass/Vocals

Clint Mobley- Drums
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