What Else Could I Be?

from by Collapsing Opposites

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Why can’t you identify as anything? Identity doesn’t mean a thing!
And I don’t believe that a monk could ever teach you how to leave your mind, ‘cuz you’re in there all the time. Yes, you can’t escape your mind.

I know you never wanted anything more than you could keep within your hands. So, you go out in the land - ha! You can hardly stand! But, you saw it on a screen and you felt it in a dream, but you fell right back asleep.

I know you’ll never do anything! Never go anywhere at all, not even to your hall, ‘cuz it’s scary out there beyond your safety lair. It’s risky outside,
beyond your rotten mind.

Why can’t you identify as anything? Identity doesn’t mean a thing!
And I don’t believe that a monk could ever teach you how to leave your mind, ‘cuz you’re in there all the time. Yes, you can’t escape your mind.

I know you never wanted anything more than you could keep within your hands. So, you go out in the land - ha! You can hardly stand! But, you saw it on a screen and you felt it in a dream, but you fell right back asleep.

I know you’ll never do anything! Never go anywhere at all, not even to your hall, ‘cuz it’s scary out there beyond your safety lair. It’s risky outside,
beyond your rotten mind.

Why can’t you identify as anything? Identity doesn’t mean a thing!

What else could I be? Anything but me.
What else could you do? Anything but you.
Well, that’s just how we act, and that’s just how we’ve followed our paths.

And why can’t I see anything but my eyes?
And why can’t you be what I want you to?
And why aren’t we feeling happy?

You could turn your back and walk away from me
but I know you can’t walk away from you.
And I could leave you too, but I’d be left with the things that I do.

credits

from Real Moving, released October 8, 2011
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Recorded by Ryan and Enzio.
Mixed by Enzio.
Mastered by Tom.
Recorded at Exchange Dublin in Dublin, Ireland in 2010
with overdubs done at the Verster household in Vancouver, Canada in 2011.
Singing and guitar by Ryan.
Keyboard by Jason, Enzio, and Jessica.
Drums by Laura.
Bass by Jarrett.
Violin by Adrienne.
Cello by Caitlin.
Trumpet by Michelle.

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