Alienation

from by The Nowhere Man

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A song about gender expression, judgment, and whatever else might fit the words. I like the delayed and reverb-heavy lead guitar bits (such as in the intro). This was the most difficult bassline I'd ever written but I think it sounds great.

lyrics

When you walk around like that, how's it feel?
What do you think they think about who you are?
Are you worried about judgment and the looks?
Do you feel alone or do you feel free?

I know how it seems, you think it'd be easy
Yet no one wants to understand your thoughts
It's not a big deal, or so you would think
But there are those that won't let it go

You hide nothing from the strangers and their stares
You put your heart on your sleeve for all to see
You are fighting a fight that you cannot win
But you hope that if you try, then they will change

You just want to do something positive
Try to change the world one mind at a time
Or is it just for fun? Some foolish game?
Are you really trying to make a difference?

Who do you want to be or do you know?
Why can't you pick a side and let it go?
Why do you have to push on all the walls?
Why don't you calm down and just let it be?

How far does this go? Why do you stop there?
If this is for real, why not go all the way?
You could do much more if you had the will
Are you a coward or not? Why is this so hard?

Just make up your mind, just be who you are
If this is what you want, then just live it up
If this is about you, not a revolution
You shouldn't worry about what others might think

credits

from Post Rock Country, released July 6, 2009

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