The Silence I Keep Away

from by Kev Sez

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lyrics

Silence, silence, silence, I can't stand the
Silence, silence, silence, can't sleep with the
Silence, silence, silence
Silence... Shhhhhhhh.

My bedroom ain't a homestead, it's a prison cell
Chalked lines counting times and memories of where I dwelled
It's funny how silence seems to be the loudest, attention kept
Left to the electronics and kept bound to the mattress
All these thoughts scream among me, do my best not to listen
So I stay a slave to Netflix, electronics and messages
That red notification trips dopamine receptors
While sound pours out the broken speakers. I can hear the
rain snake down the window pane exterior, and it reminds me that
I'm still here (I'm still here)
Most of the time I'm kept perpetually distracted
And kept captive by things that we don't need but find attractive
And as the world turns, I find myself swaying with it
Staying vigilant, but not aware of my place in it
Heart of a cynic, mind of a solider that ancestors blessed me with
Chanting cadences while I walk a mile outside my limits with the

Silence, silence, silence, I can't stand the
Silence, silence, silence, can't sleep with the
Silence, silence, silence
Silence... Shhhhhhhh.

I got a date with Makers Mark, he's looking chilled and dressed
We hang out til happiness bursts out of my chest
Introspective, take inventory of all I'm left with
On a night like this, I should expect nothing less
Lights flashing, communication at a stand still
Knowing I'd be fine if I talked, but I am weak-willed
I'm like, "defeat, killed," stilled time unwinds on a fine line
between me and Elysium - he's gone, but I ain't missin' him
Sometimes I think my name and "lie to myself" are synonyms
So I spit out my honesty on the mic like spoons of cinnamon
I can hear the blood course through my skin, finger the
deadbolt while the world whispers "let me in, let me in"
Rivers of white noise drown out my mind and that's how I like it
I can't fall asleep without my thoughts divided
so I sit on my porch and let the ghosts drive by
and relax with my sweet city lullaby like

Silence, silence, silence, I can't stand the
Silence, silence, silence, can't sleep with the
Silence, silence, silence
Silence... Shhhhhhhh.

credits

from First Attempt at a Second Chance, released April 1, 2014
Produced by Buffalo Black
Lyrics written and performed by Keven White

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Kev Sez Dallas, Texas

rapper, singer, poet, opinion-ant... taking influence from minds dead, alive, and never born.

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