A Life Lived Ordinary

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A life lived ordinary
Can be extraordinary
If they
Said praising, you can be anything, then
Follow my love
But if you're now content with the way life went, then
Follow my love, follow my love

To get advice is easy
But take it with a pinch of season
Cos my
Mother said, to grow thick locks, just finish yer breed
Now I’ve got hair from me neck to me socks, but nowt on me heed
Nowt on my heed

There are things in the deep dark time
Where I don't even know
If it was but a dream
Or it was really so

The parents think it’s funny
Invoking the Easter Bunny
They said
He’s watching you, and the things you do, and he knows your lies
And so surveillance, by the state, becomes normalized
In those eager young eyes

I tell you simply, I been down in my time
To the lowest point, where I lost my mind
But I found my answer
And that meaning of mine

They tell you: look to god
And don't think it's odd
When they
Hurt their neighbour, spoil his labour
Not what they teach
Do as I say, not as I do
A rulebook for each


from Forever, released August 1, 2017
Written, performed and produced by Pete Beat.

Cover image "Galactic Cluster" by Elmo Love goo.gl/LP3N68 licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode



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