Cognitive Dissonance

from by Constant Companion

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I’ve been flailing frantically
To reach a terminal velocity
To make a peace between the worlds that are inside me
And the one I can’t control

And I walk through these streets
Sight unseen
And I go through the motions
Of soulless epiphanies

I am searching constantly
To find a personal philosophy
That encompasses all of my impulses
To reconcile these streaks

Of violence and love
Fear and lust
I am stuck on the fence
Common sense is no weapon against
All this cognitive dissonance

I made myself untouchable
By letting everybody have their fill
Now I am numb to the touch of an honest will
And I am always alone

I got nothing beyond
This chemical bliss
I am in love with the myth
That I carry like Sisyphus

Rolling it up that hill
I keep on rolling it up that hill

I want violence and love, fear and lust
I want radical thought and political dissidence
I need time to convalesce
I need a reason to breathe that is of greater consequence


from Curious Design, released April 15, 2016
Lyrics by Cassie Youngstrom; music by Constant Companion

Recorded on December 7, 2015 and March 4th, 2016 at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NY
Engineered by Bryan Pugh (2015) and James Keogh (2016)
Assistant Engineer: Stephen Zimmer (2016)

Mixed by James Keogh

Mastered by Jesse Cannon at Cannon Found Soundation



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