Vertigo

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  1. Coup d'état

    Coup d'état Don't believe the hype

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    Certainly, reality was the lost golden age
    Now replaced by cover stories, outlines
    Manikin dispositions and leashes for kids
    Superficiality, synthetics and moth balls
    It's a hard bargain, but such is life
    That's what I thought, and for 30 years
    I did nothing about it

    Of course I saw it all. Everything at once
    From spectacular altitudes, strangely
    Soaking up details, obscure movements
    So I knew what I was missing, ten fold
    Measuring from this oblique prospective
    I wasn't missing much, save for misery
    And it wanted my company

    Archiving all this plasticity from above
    Anticipating nonsense, predicting exploits
    It's hilarious how watered down it all is
    And for nearly 30 years, I bottled up
    Cursing all this lactating mediocrity
    Unexcited at becoming another algorithm
    In some fucked entertainment matrix
    So, I did nothing about it

    Life was that great big spectator sport
    And I observed it all from its upper bowl
    I knew better but raised no awareness
    Amusing at the ridiculous circus below
    Just a General turning down peace talks
    Set on believing that nothing did matter
    Save for perpetual battles over absurdity

    I knew better...but said nothing
    And for 30 years this went on
    Relentlessly, callously, methodically
    Walk a mile in my shoes unrestricted
    And tell me with a hard straight face
    That you applaud this sea sickness
    This vertigo, this dumbing process

    Too bad I haven't any peripheral
    Or colorful depth perception, rather
    If I did, I would have surely seen
    Broken mirrors and cut perspectives
    Or any number of strategies used
    By your favorite american idiot

    After all these 30 years
    Up here looking down
    I have allowed myself
    Hatred for this life
    And if I don't completely
    Unplug, tune out, reinvent
    I will have done nothing

    Such are nose bleeds
    In this livid upper bowl
    test
  2. the omega man

    the omega man so, it goes

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    test
  3. Coup d'état

    Coup d'état Don't believe the hype

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    I'll check the track out tonight with some feedback..thanks for reading my friend.
    test
  4. patrown

    patrown student for life

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    I'm glad I came here tonight. You're really good man.
    test
  5. Coup d'état

    Coup d'état Don't believe the hype

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    thanks for reading
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  6. patrown

    patrown student for life

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    replace 30 with 26 and i identify with that 100%
    test
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