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Sisyphus (feat. John Baab)

from Dreaming of Sleep by Tetrafusion



It’s so clear, it’s so apparent
So why don’t you understand?
In every single case
You maintain the upper hand

Living in our separate worlds
We’re selectively connected
Like light through a glass
My words are misdirected

My input is always refracted,
Rejected or misunderstood
Dismissing other perspectives
As if it would do any good

We’re speaking the same language
But sometimes I’m not so sure
The glass is becoming darker
Your intentions are growing more obscure

Are we from such different places,
That you cannot see my side?
Would it be so difficult
If only you had tried?

My words hitting a wall
The paint never sticks
But the more I try
The messier it gets

You only give me part of the picture
The rest is left to chance
Withholding bits and pieces
You’re setting the stage in advance

Tallying the wins and losses
Always keeping score
Forever pushing forward
Always wanting more

And so you’ve traded everything
For your idealistic goal
I know you thought that you were climbing,
But you only dug a hole

There is no pinnacle, no summit
No destination to find
It’s not just luck, not happenstance;
There’s a pattern that you’ve left behind...

Endlessly pushing to the peak
Only to enjoy it alone
Your journey in vain
A pointless mission

Endlessly pushing to the peak
Just to tumble right back down
A life made meaningless
Through bare repetition

Aimlessly pushing to the peak
When will this self-righteous quest
Exhaust your need for
Narcissistic ambition?

Forever condemned to endlessly seek
Yearning for goals, that you’ll never reach.

Striving so hard for some imaginary goal that you see
It’s clear that nothing’s meant to change, and there is nothing to grieve
This endless struggle plagues me, time to cut my losses and leave
No longer burdened with this restlessness and compromising
Faces of time are shattered on the floor, the smoke is clearing


from Dreaming of Sleep, released April 28, 2017


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