Stream of Consciousness

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I wrote this when I was very young, could barely play the guitar and didn’t have access to other instruments because I was pouring everything into painting (which is a pretty expensive endeavor when you’re a kid living off ramen noodles.) The lyrics express frustration I had with the artist statement requirement for an exhibit I had entered. I really did not want to write that statement! “Shouldn’t the art just speak for itself?” I asked. I felt that explaining the art to the audience robbed them of the spontaneous thoughts and feelings they would have otherwise experienced, and that it’s those very thoughts and feelings that help us understand ourselves and how we see the world.


We see things not as they are but as we are ~ Anaïs Nin
Painting is a lie that tells the truth – Picasso


Lyrics

Every word that I say to you
May not be exactly true
but each one will hold some kind of meaning
Even if it’s not exactly what I’m thinking
but it seems that now we’re talking
I am not exactly breathing

Drowning in this
Stream of consciousness
Communication is the undertow
Pull me under
Or you can spit me up
Toss me against the rocks
Before you let me go

I think words are something I’ve got
And I can paint a pretty picture to show you my thoughts
but no mater what I say
I coulda said something else
Because you take it the way that you woulda meant it
If you had said it yourself
You think you got the gist of this?
I don’t even know if I got my own
drift
in this
Stream of consciousness
Communication is the undertow
Pull me under
Or you can spit me up
Toss me against the rocks before you let me go

Won’t you come swimming with me?
We all go swimming up stream (repeat)
but I’m just gonna float

badabadabadabadaaahhhhhh


credits
released December 29, 2016
Completely made by Miranda Pennington

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