Notes From An Outsider

by Fafhrd

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released November 28, 2015

Written and performed by Connor Eck

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Track Name: Stand Up
It's 2015,
the future is now,
there was trouble in the past
and we worked to fix it,
but here we are,
back again,
same shit different year.
How did we make progress
only to end up right back
to where we started.
People are people,
humans are humans,
we are all a part of the same
one unified species,
but we refuse to acknowledge
that and instead focus
on our differences
as if those things
that make the world go round
are nothing but errors
in some master plan
that may have been conceived
by a deity.

Here's a thought,
shut your mouth
and open your mind.
Embrace the world around you.
Embrace these differences.
Don't be a part of the systematic oppression
of so many peoples
with different skin,
different gender,
different beliefs,
different sexuality.

The blacks are getting killed,
and the whites don't care.
The trans are getting beaten,
and the cis don't care.
The women are getting mistreated,
and the men don't care.
The gays are getting blamed,
and the straights don't care.
This does not work,
you need to shut your mouth
and open your mind
and embrace the world around you.
Take a deep breath and realize
there needs to be change.
And it starts with you.
One person can make
a difference. Stand up for others.
Show them and the world
that they matter.
Do not devolve and degrade,
do not stoop to that level.
You're better than that
and you know it.
Make a difference.
Stand up.
Stand up.
Stand up.
Track Name: Unjustified Unemployment
So what's your game?
You want to hire,
but you won't hire us.
We trudged through school
only to get denied
a job because we lack experience.

Well wake up
because we're hard workers
and if you teach us,
we'll learn.
We'll do our job,
we'll do it well,
but don't shut us down
before you've had a chance
to see us at work.

So what's your game?
I send in an application,
I send you a cover letter,
you know where I want to go
in life, and that applying
with you will help me get there.

But I got no experience,
how am I supposed to get it
when you won't give it to me.
How will I get experience
when you won't give it to me?

Just wake up
we're hard workers,
give us a shot,
and if you teach us,
we'll learn.
We'll do our job,
yeah we'll do it well,
but don't shut us down
before you give us a chance.

You say I got no experience,
but how am I supposed to get it
when you won't give it to me.
I can't get experience
and now I got no job
what am I supposed to do?
Track Name: Dreaming In Vein
Here I lie,
clinging to what I don't have.
Wishing and wanting,
longing and hoping,
knowing it won't come,
knowing it's useless.

So here I lie,
dreaming in vein.

Quietly a deceitful tale
brews beneath my eyes.

That closed-eyed incantation
swallows reality
giving me a lie
that I cannot hold
on to, but here I lie
a firm clutch,
an embrace,
of a hopeless desire.

I'm just dreaming in vein.
Eyes shut and dreaming
in vein.
a fruitless facade,
I'm dreaming in vein.
Dreaming in vein.
Dreaming in vein.
Track Name: Burning Boy
Finally
things have begun to click,
and it's never felt so good.

I may hate my job,
I may hate the state of the nation,
but here you are,
making me feel like I've
never felt before.

I never knew I could love like this,
I never knew I could love like this.
Be mine forever,
my burning boy.

Day one was just so perfect.
I never could have ever hoped
for anything better.

We inched closer and closer
then it was only a matter of time
before that first kiss.

And I couldn't let you go,
hell I feel like that today,
please don't let me go.

I never knew I could love like this,
I never knew I could love like this,
just be mine forever.
My burning boy.

It was only the first date,
but we were both sold
only after day one.

And then I couldn't hold off,
no I couldn't hold off,
on saying "I love you."

I never knew I could love like this,
I never knew I could love like this,
just be mine forever.
My burning boy.

And to me the day just can't begin
without you in my arms.

And the day just can't end
Track Name: Academia Corruptus
I never whimper,
Nor postpone any interchange,
yet certain am I of my needs.
Afoot with querulous criticisms,
I ask not for much.
I myself need little.
But like a mach five orrery,
your sudden waves
leave my healthy, free mind in ruins.
Your sudden interchanges
make the open road inaccessible,
leaving me in poor fortune.
I see the world before me:
Certain am I of the spot,
I will take the open road,
while you continue to swindle me
with rules and regulations
that you summon from the depths
of your stygian abyss.