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CANT FEEL THE WIND

They say fantasy is in the wind
But I can see it everywhere
We’re all chasing empty beauty 
And that’s before the bubble’s pop

Reality is just complex delusion
Too successful to taste freedom
Thinking we’ve lived and loved
Because that’s what we are told

But what if it was just control
The only truth was in my dreams
Nothing real or what it seems
Imagination dies.. children cry
While the wall is being built
Locking us in, can’t feel the wind
Love locked out.. fear begins

We don’t give it a second thought
Distracted until we go blind
Entertained to the slaughter
Like our parents before us

And we think we had a nice life
They called it real, it was fantasy
Pure love danced right past us
In the wind and in our dreams
It was never the fantasy
Freedom was and will forever be
Inside the mind what you can’t see

While they fight to keep control
The only truth is in my dreams
Nothing real or what it seems
Imagination dies.. children cry
While the wall is being built
Locking us in, can’t feel the wind
Love locked out.. fear begins

Still, passion rides the wind 
Dreams are my reality
And if somehow this isn’t...
Never wake me up!

~Lyric Man

Note: A rainy, melancholy day set the mood to pen this “R & B tune” that talks about the farce.. so many call life. Imagination is chased out of children until childlike wonder is extinct. The blind lead the blind into empty lives while love rides on the wind of forgotten dreams. Fantasy in many respects was the true reality, but we are conditioned to miss it. From our youth, society builds walls to “protect” us, but in truth they in-prison us. We lose our awe of senses, including self awareness. Our lives get diluted into septic pits we are conditioned into thinking is normal. An we are being entertained to distract us from the approaching slaughter. Society rapes our innocence, robs our freedom, and hides us from daring love. And the mindless masses sleep walk to their grave. For most people, by the time they are 40.. their most “real” moments are in their dreams. And on this rainy day of dreaming my only fear is waking up and being like the real world!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/29/2018 4:32:00 AM
You have the knack of picking up on threads that run through many other minds and chronicling them via the medium of poetry - pretty fair poetry too. Will peruse your library again before Christmas. Regards David in NZ
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Date: 11/21/2018 9:32:00 PM
Well-penned, Lyric Man! You always excite with such melancholy matters
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Date: 11/14/2018 5:12:00 PM
G'day Lyric Man … nicely penned mate and surely a good song. Your foot note was excellent and pure reality - thank you Lyric Man - Lindsay
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Date: 11/13/2018 11:31:00 PM
Lyric Man, you have indeed penned a melancholy poem, but one with a lot of truth to it, for myself, day by day I lay another brick in my wall to protect me from life, my only escape is dreams and writing (and dancing) and sometimes that is where I want to stay. Well done !
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Date: 11/13/2018 6:59:00 PM
Reality is right before us, and you have expressed this perfectly. Even in dreams, truth invades. However, I think dreams are meant to leave you breathless. (My simple thoughts) The heart can be overwhelmed by truth. I know I feel moments around me, negative in the World. I suppose that is why I feel the positive touch of the wind. It's who I am. My personality. Never let the weight of the world bring you down. You are meant to fly. The wind will lift you up. ~ Brandy
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Date: 11/13/2018 6:36:00 PM
God never changes. He is always the same. If I want a life I have to stay doing what God would have me to do. The packing is always changing but it still doesn't make it right. I tell my children this all the time. I am not after gold, beauty, or money. I am after living my life to it's fullest. Which I am doing plus giving people a chance to see the light that I hope is shining from within me. Great lyrics.
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Date: 11/13/2018 5:07:00 PM
Heavy and thought provoking. I have been feeling like this for a while now. I love the raw emotion you put into your lyrics.
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Date: 11/13/2018 5:01:00 PM
Enjoyed your verse Dave, society conditions us from an early age for sure and so many go along with it thinking that this is how things should be, but there is certainly more to life.
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Date: 11/13/2018 4:57:00 PM
Make your dreams come true, my friend. I believe..you will vanquish the dark with the power of your pen..thank you for the footnote, LM.
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Date: 11/13/2018 3:43:00 PM
Changing with the times is not easy but a necessity. Holding onto dreams until we make them a reality makes good sense and is rewarded with the amount of effort expended. I enjoyed your darker view of life's trials David. I think I have your name right. : )
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Date: 11/13/2018 4:00:00 PM
Connie, I’ve noticed the packaging changes but life is always going to be life. God created us with so much potential and as society “advances” we actually can lose much of that if we aren’t careful. It’s easy for us to get physically, emotionally, and spiritually lazy and it’s easy for society to control our power if we are thus conditioned.. and falling prey to societal norms often minimizes our potential and sadly much of the joy in our lives
Date: 11/13/2018 3:27:00 PM
Wow if the only true reality was our dreams then I wouldn't have much if one! Lol! I dont dream much unless it was daydreams then that would be amaxing! Wonderful write! Hugs Brenda
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Date: 11/13/2018 3:40:00 PM
Yes, I’m very much speaking of daydreams as well. Awe and wonder abides in the creativity of our imagination. But the risk of such freedom scares “advanced” society.. so they try, and mostly succeed, at conditioning the power of all our our senses right out of us!
Date: 11/13/2018 3:05:00 PM
What a sad take on life LM a d it's unusual for you to write a melancholy lyric... some only get through life by holding on to their dreams... there must be more to our existance than this, hugs Jan x
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Date: 11/13/2018 3:46:00 PM
I didn’t mean it as distinctively sad, so much as brutally honest and contemplative. Life is so much more than worshiping shiny, expensive things. One of our greatest gifts is imagination and for most it is driven out of them by 20. I don’t ever want to lose my child-like wonder!
Date: 11/13/2018 2:57:00 PM
great write....'entertained to the slaughter'...we do need to change a lot of the ills of society but we keep saluting the same old ideals that led us to the same old paths... :)
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Date: 11/13/2018 3:52:00 PM
Yes, we get in line and do what the generation before us did assuming they knew what they were doing. We were created for much more than these cookie cutter molds that we are pressured into. Diversity is not a Race issue, it’s an Individual issue. No one is like you and there will never be another you. The value is extreme. Never seek to “fit in”