Existential Blues

VERSE #1:

(Em) THIS WORLD ME MADE

(D#-Em) DIRTY and STAINED

(c) COMPASSION CLAIMED

(Bm) COLD and CRUEL  

(Em) PROGRESS DEPRAVED

(a7) THE INNOCENT FRAMED

(Bm) SCAPEGOATS TO BLAME 

(Em) HIDE OUR COLLECTIVE SHAME

(Em) FINITE and FREE

(D#-Em) OUR ANXIETY SCREAMS

(c) WALKING THROUGH WEEDS

(Bm) IN a FIELD of  

(Em) DREAMS

(a7) NEVER QUITE SURE

(Bm) WITH MOTIVES IMPURE

(Em) A HYPOCRITE’s MASK SECURE

BRIDGE: 

(Em-g) THERE IS NO ESCAPE

(Em-f#) OUR CURIOUS FATE

(Am) PROMISES HOPELESSY VAIN     

(d) FREE TO BE SLAVES

(d#-d) OUR HOUSE of CARDS LAID

(Em) THESE BLUES JUST MASK THE PAIN

(Em-g) NO MAPS TO THE TRUTH

(Em-f#) OUR COMPASS ASKEW

VERSE 2

(a7) WE PAINT OVER the ABUSE  

(d) A SPECTRUM of HUES

(d#-d) REALITY REFUSED

(Em) EXISTENTIAL BLUES

SHAMEFULLY PROUD

LIFE’S SHROUD

(Em-g) WITH HOPES IN OUR SIGHT

(Em-f#) The BLIND LEAD the BLIND

(a7) WE PAINT OVER the ABUSE  

(d) A SPECTRUM of HUES

(d#-d) REALITY REFUSED

(Em) EXISTENTIAL BLUES

HOPELESS, CONFUSED

THERE’S SOMETHING MORE

BEYOND LIFE’S BORE

THE WORLD SIMPLY IS

OUR IGNORANT BLISS

AN ACCIDENTAL ABYSS

BOUNDARIES DISPLEASE

IN TOIL and EASE

FREEDOM IS FEIGNED

SCAPEGOATS TO BLAME

INSIDE WE HIDE

OUR COLLECTIVE SHAME

THE INNOCENT FRAMED

SCAPEGOATS TO BLAME

HAPPINESS FRAMED

CREDULITY STRAINED

MEANING WE GLEEN

FROM SHALLOW CREEDS

JUSTICE UNCLEAN

THE CREAM OF OUR SLEAZE

BRIDGE

WITH HOPE IN OUR SIGHT

THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND

WE WANDER PATH’S CONFUSED

THERE’S SOMETHING MORE

BYOND LIFE’S BORE

A SPECTRUM of ALL HUES

WE’VE ALL BEEN PAINTED

EXISTENTIAL BLUES

OUR LEADERS DO NOTHING

SECURE IN THEIR BLUFFING

PRETENDING TO KNOW

THE SHEEP’S FOOLISH TRUSTING

REWARDED BY WRONGS

NOT MUCH IS DONE RIGHT

ENTERTAINED BY FOOLS

CARTOONS IN OUR MIND

BURIED IN STRESS

THE STORM OF TIME

DIRTY DISTRESS

CONFUSED and SUBLIME

DECEPTIVE WRONGS

CONFUSING RIGHTS

FORLORN SHEEP

LOST IN DESTRUCTIVE DELIGHTS

PRESSURES and PAIN

LIFE’S MESSY STAIN

A TEDIOUS LIE

IT STARTS WHEN WE DIE

BRIDGE

THE PUZZLE of LIFE

ENTRENCHED IN STRIFE

THE KNOTS WE CAN’T UNTIE

WE BITCH and WHINE

PRETEND WE’RE KIND

BELIEVE IN LIES SUBLIME

SECURITY CLAIMED

AMBITIONS INSANE

SALVATION IN OURSELVES

REALITY CONSTRAINED

OUR HOUSE OF CARDS

FALSE FOUNDATIONS LAID

A SLIPPERY SLOPE

DESPAIR and HOPE

COLD and BLEAK

BOTH STRONG and WEAK

ENVY and GREED

TYRANNY LEADS

VISIONS of RIGHT

IGNORE the DIVINE

INVENT PARADISE

OUR PROPHETS BLIND

CAVES and CLIFFS

OF DELUSION UNKIND

A WORLD WE MAKE

DECEPTION, DECEIT

BAIT and SWITCH is the NORM

REALITY’s a BORE

JUST MASKS WE MEET

ANIMALS’s DEAD and CURSED

REALITY PERVERSE

VICTIMS of SELF ABUSE

WE KICK and SCREAM

OBSESSED and OBSCENE

NO HEART OR SOUL

COLD POWER JUST ROLLS

NOTHING of VALUE

BUT EVERYTHING SOLD

COVER YOUR ASS

IN THIS MORAL MORASS

WE LOVE TO DECEIVE

WITH COMPASSION MEAN

LOGIC ABUSED

WITH FELING AMUSED

STUCK BLIND IN TIME

THE BEYOND DENIED

THE TRUTH 

UPSIDE DOWN

TALKING DOUBLE SPEAK

OUR DIRTY MADE CLEAN

ANIMALS MEAN

WITH HEARTS THAT BLEED

SPIRITS CONFUSED

WITH DELUSION OBSCENE

LET’S ALL JUST PRETEND

WE’RE ALL JUST FRIENDS

ACCOMPLICES

TO LIFE’S CRIMES

SOLD FOR A DIME

FOR JUSTICE CRIED

HYPOCRITES

MASKS DENIED

BLINDED BY LIGHT

HOPE OUT OF SIGHT

OUR VISION BLIND

IGNORING LIFE’S CRIMES

A WORLD UNCLEAN

WILLINGLY OBSCENE

RELITY CONSTRAINED

OUR CONFUSION PLAIN

THERE’S SOMETHING MORE

THIS LIFE IS A BORE

DEEP CALLETH UNTO DEEP

THIS WORLD WE’VE MADE

DIRTIED and STAINED

BROKE and MAIMED

CRUEL and DEPRAVED

SECURITY/HAPPINESS CLAIMED

SCAPEGOATS ARE BLAMED

PASSIONS INFLAMED

PESSIMISM STRAINED

DEPENDENCE ACCRUED

COLLECTIVE ABUSE

HAPPINESS FRAMED

PARADISE CLAIMED

IS THERE NO ESCAPE

OUR CURIOUS FATE”

A PARTY STATE

OF REPROBATES

TOYS WITH OUR MINDS

SO HELL SEEMS KIND

A HUMAN MESS

WE CAN’T CONFESS

THROUGH STORM and STRESS

BY SHEEP ELF-BLESSED

DIVIDE and CONQUER

THE PEOPLE GONE BONQUERS

OUR LEADERS DIVIDE

DEMAGOGUES SUBLIME

OUR DREAMS ARE BLUE

‘TIL I SEE YOU

WE’RE ALL ASLEEP

AT THE WHEEL

TRAGIC BRAKES

WHILE LIFE’S WHEELS SQUEEL

BAIT AND SWITCH

IS A COMMON DEAL

WE FOOL OUSELVES

IN DECEPTIVE FEEL

LAZY MINDS

IMAGINATIONS CONFINED

KNOWLEDGE GROWS

WISDOM’s DECLINE

YESTERDAY’S HOPE

TOMORROW’s FEARS

BLIND OFF a CLIFF

OUR DEBTS IN ARREARS

EXISTENCE CRASS

A MORAL MORASS

A NEBULOUS FUTURE

THE SINS OF OUR PAST

STUCK IN YOU

STUCK IN ME

A PRISON CONFINED

LOOKS DO DECIEVE

THIS WORLD DROWNS

IN GOD’S WEEL OF LIFE

PRISONERS TO SELF

SLAVES TO STRIFE 

bridge/chorus

BEING’s a BITCH

A MOUNTAIN, A DITCH 

SELECTIVELY PROUD 

SHAMELESSLY LOUD

PREJUDICE’s SHROUD 

LOUD IN OUR SHAME

WE ALL PLAY THE GAME

TAKE a VICTIM’s NAME

SOMEONE ELSE IS TO BLAME

DIVERSITY SAME

PRISONER’s of CHOICE

YOUR LONE, LOST VOICE

A BAD and WORSE CHOICE