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This is how you create your life

You spend your life wanting more and more stuff
You act like you cannot accumulate enough
You may use it for an hour or maybe a day
Then you put it on a shelf where it’s likely to stay
Your life is what you do time and again
The games you play that you know you can win
Without having to think, your habits and routines
Through the windows of your car and your smartphone screens
And this is how you create your life
Unaware that you’re dancing on the edge of a knife

Your life is all about the image you present
Trying to get others to understand what you meant
Worrying about what other people think
Faking it till you make it and hoping you don’t blink
Your life is all about doing what’s expected
Never confronting, not being rejected
Fitting in, being cool, always good for a laugh
Your current selfie is your favorite photograph
And this is how you create your life
Unaware that you’re dancing on the edge of a knife

You know there is more, but that seems too hard
You’d rather be ignorant and always on guard
Because that’s the way you have always done it
There’s no reason to climb all the way to the summit
Still something niggles in the back of your mind
There’s a feeling of unrest, you feel like you’re blind
There are questions you can’t ask because you don’t know the words
But you’re silent because you don’t want to come across as absurd
And this is how you create your life
Unaware that you’re dancing on the edge of a knife

So you live out your life a little uneasy
The feeling in the pit of your stomach is queasy
Like something is missing that you can almost touch
But the way you do things has become such a crutch
You’ve got to have something on which to depend
You can’t just walk away from your friends
You don’t want to deal with the uncertainty of not knowing
When you will get there or where you are going
And this is how you create your life
Unaware that you’re dancing on the edge of a knife

There must be a way to understand all this
Then you reflect on the statement: ignorance is bliss
And you wonder if that makes enough sense for you
Or is there something else you must do
Something you should strive for that isn’t financial
Something you can’t touch but is really more substantial
But just thinking about it leaves you fainthearted
Besides you wouldn’t even know how to get started
And this is how you create your life
Unaware that you’re dancing on the edge of a knife

SR

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