Anxious Joy

by Ariel Joseph

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released July 22, 2016

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Track Name: Finally
Air is pushing down on me and you
Crazy pressure forces us down through the floor
Staying here is fucking up my view of all this mess
And it's draining all my manic, creative fuel

Finally, there's a storm blowin' through...

Facing east, I breathe the ocean wave
Heaving underneath this stagnant air
I can feel it coming up this way
Patience is the key to bringing rain

Finally, there's a storm blowin' through
Eventually all of the waves and veins
Will bring us down and up again
Track Name: Will Power
I'm not really sick, not physically
Just sick within my soul
Keep trying to throw one stone to hit all the birds
But there are infinite stones at your feet

Willpower will power you through
Willpower will power you through
Maybe all the birds already know what you deserve
But you've been trying to come up from the wrong side

So I take off my shoes
Because it's warm outside
And I take off my coat
Because it's not raining
And the wind stopped biting me
I'm taking off my clothes
Because I'm too ready now for anything
And I peel off my skin
Because my soul didn't have a window

Willpower will power you through
Willpower will power you through
Maybe all the birds already know what you deserve
But you've been trying to come up from the wrong side

So I take off my shoes
Because it's warm outside
And I take off my coat
Because it's not raining
And the wind stopped biting me
I'm taking off my clothes
Because I'm too ready now for anything
And I peel off my skin
Because my soul didn't have a window
Track Name: Dim Little Head
Sit down and look straight ahead, boy
You're gonna be what you are
Pick up the pencil and write
And be right, right now
I don't believe in the dreams
In your dim little head
Why don't you prove it to me
And get back in your chair

If we can bear the truth
Become the rest of you, Mother Earth
And when we hear the sky
Open up to your name
We're all the same

You'd better button your shirt, man
We don't wanna see your fur
And though you carry your case
To your desk every day
We still find other ways
To make you feel ashamed of your life
Oh, cycle through the matrix of work

If we can bear the truth
Become the rest of you, Mother Earth
And when we hear the sky
Open up to your name
We're all the same

And if we stay asleep
With our eyes straight ahead
We will be counting the days on repeat
Of the cycle that obscures the sun
Take off your sunglasses, man
Remove the blinds from your head

If we can bear the truth
Become the rest of you, Mother Earth
And when we hear the sky
Open up to your name
We're all the same
Track Name: Song of Home
I'm afraid it's time for me to go
Abandoning my comforts down below
I wonder if my friends would like to know
If I plan on returning to my home

But I cannot guarantee
I'm not sure where it will be
Just as long as I have my guitar
I can sing a song of home and there I'll be

This old place keeps tempting me to stay
But I wont let it cause me more delays
No more looking back, I'm going away
Looking forward, no more yesterday

But I cannot guarantee
I'm not sure where I'll be
Just as long as I have my guitar
I can sing a song of home and there I'll be

Waking up just to be a better me
Fortune has me without a shred of doubt
That I will find myself a home where I'm not alone
I'll find a home

But I cannot guarantee
I'm not sure where it will be
Just as long as I have my guitar
I can sing a song of home and there I'll be
Track Name: Dear God
Dear God, are you listening?
Dear God, do you hear the many voices?
Dear God, there's a million cries for help
Dear God, do we need to keep on praying
To the lord, by any name?
Dear God, please get to saving
Ourselves from this sensation
Dear God, are you even there?

Yes, I am here and I am listening
Yes, I exist in every action
I am the motion of helping another
I am the feeling of helping yourself
But I'm no genie in a bottle
So don't wait for me to come

Dear God, why do I feel so different?
Dear God, is it true we're all the same?
Dear God, are you the sum of everybody?
Every person's guilty conscience?
Every hope and every sin?
Dear God, can you answer me?

Yes, but only if you know the answer
And yes, we are all one being.
I am the sum of all existence
I am the stars, and so are you
We are all together darkness
We are all together light
We are all together the darkness
We are all together the light