I don’t think I can see it from your perspective,
and I promise I’ve tried.
What’s it like to feel the burden of a gift?
To take every lesson meant to drive your focus
and bury it in front of thousands,
break its back,
destroy it for an audience of all who will behold you?
It’s not about what you can prove,
or all the ways you can deny your involvement.
Answer to the evidence in front of you.
Acknowledge that the absence of fear is a presence,
and it’s an absence that only you are capable of knowing.
You can find a place to live in a city that accepts you.
You can live free of the suspicion that punctuates your entrance.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t agree,
because you won’t notice until it’s stripped from you.
We ask for solutions.
This is meant to break you.
This is for you to throw away.
released March 5, 2016
Produced, Recorded, Mixed by Jon Markson at The Gallery Recording Studio.
Mastered by Justin Coletti at JLM Mastering.
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