I hold my breath
I hold my breath
i’ve my head above the water
i’ve my arms right by my side
I swear that i’m not drowning
i’ve been providing for this time
I swim through my conditions
integrate my train of thought
with emancipation
I am learning to tie kno-o-o-ots

vbo-vbo-vbo-vbo…

I hold my breath
I hold my breath
for humanity’s sake
for the way we hold the space
for every color every race
for every palate that could taste
every breed who could mistake
what I have and what I waste
take take take, take more than you need
an unconscious thing
many have been silent
but I have come to sing

vbo-vbo-vbo-vbo…

soon to exhale
soon to set sail
there are men who cast their nets
in search of purpose and respect
coming back with empty nests
forgotten all their privileges
I watch them pass on the sidewalk
gotta drink my coffee wrap my thoughts
check the weather check my watch
I’m waiting for the sun to drop
so I can start a fire
and signal all the plane
the world’s about to shift again
and we’ll never be the same

vbo-vbo-vbo-vbo…

Bridge:

We ought to take things far more personal oh-oh
what do we stand for and is it salvageable
mm-mm-mm

He-oh-oh-oh, vbo-vbo-vbo-vbo…etc…



Lyrics submitted by emrys12

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