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What's It Gonna Be (Live)

from NMRP by shinkawasaki



So what's it gonna be tonight?
Cartoons in black and white?
Comedy by an old playwright?
Hope I see no prejudice or oversight

I just need a little peace of mind
So I can breathe easy, unwind
I can't afford to be resigned
For reality is cruel, unkind

I'm standing here with my heart in hand
Listening to a distant marching band
Calling out the lies on the witness stand
Can't hide, you can't hide
I'm standing here wishing I could lend a hand
Looking for the stories being told firsthand
Hoping that the both of us would understand
I tried, I tried

So what's it gonna be tonight?
More hours of fear and fright?
Feels like there's no end in sight
and I'm running out of strength to fight

Another day's gonna bring some light
A list of headlines designed to incite
I'm not putting them out of sight
Just want some quiet while I take a bite

I'm sitting here with my screen in hand
Scrolling thru the pictures of the broken land
I feel like I'm sinking into quicksand
I'm dying, I'm dying
I'm sitting here looking at the choice at hand
Thinking of the things that we all demand
I know I can't help but to take a stand
I'm trying, I'm trying


from NMRP, released June 26, 2022




shinkawasaki Los Angeles, California

Interpreter of sound, language and culture. Supporting Downtown Women's Center, Little Tokyo Service Center and World Food Programme thru proceeds from Bandcamp.

音と言語と文化の通翻訳者。Bandcamp上の収益の全ては、Downtown Women's Center (ダウンタウンロスアンジェルスに住むホームレスの女性たちをサポートする団体)、リトル東京サービスセンター、World Food Programme (国際連合世界食糧計画) へ寄付しています。
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