Straw In The Ocean EP

by Mark! Silver

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keepin' it real w/ 3 free-speech themed jams + 1 other song that's completely unrelated

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released July 4, 2017

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Track Name: Straw In The Ocean
Verse 1:

What happened to “Stick's & Stones could
really break my bones, but
words don't weigh a dime, so they won't
hurt me.”?

Cause now here comes the word police.
“Wrong opinions are hate speech!”
Meanwhile, I am far off from the beach:

Chorus:

I’m just a straw in the ocean.
There’s water all around.
It goes in one end, out the other.
No harm has it done.
And I don’t need a goddamn safespace
cause these waves can’t make me blue.
I’m just a straw in the ocean,
& that you should be too.

Verse 2:

Logic, Reason, Discourse. They
all go down the drain when you
pull the plug on every tub in the
US fucking A.

What happened to discussions that
live respectfully? We
all tread through the waters of
opinionated sea.

Chorus:

I’m just a straw in the ocean.
There’s water all around.
It goes in one end, out the other.
No harm has it done.
And I don’t need a goddamn safespace
cause these waves can’t make me blue.
I’m just a straw in the ocean,
& that you should be too.

Just a straw in the ocean,
& that you should be too.
Track Name: Tough Luck
I’m getting
carpal tunnel syndrome from just playing my guitar too much
oh well, oh well, that’s my problem, but I
can’t help channel all my thoughts and politics into the songs I
make. oh well, oh well, that’s my problem coz

I don’t wanna be a buzzkill, and
I don’t wanna seem complacent with the
condescending pricks that try to take hold of the words you say;
tough luck, coz the first ammendment still prevails today.

I’m getting
fed up with the people saying “put a filter on the things you
say”. Goddamn, what a slippery-slope that leads to coz if
any hold the narrative on what words can and can’t be said, we
ipso facto lose our right to live. Yea,

I don’t wanna be a buzzkill, and
I don’t wanna seem complacent with the
condescending pricks that try to take hold of the words you say;
tough luck, coz the first ammendment still prevails today.
Track Name: Generation of our Liberties
Stop throwing rocks and spraying bear mace.
We're only here to speak our minds.
This country's a platform, and we've all the right to share this space
no matter what you think of what we say.

The streets should not be filled with smoke and blood, but with
vehicles of thought and of pedestrians of value.
So, drop the knife and drop the loaded gun; We could
work to solve our problems, but this tension simply isn't any fun.

No one should need a respirator to talk politics.
No one should feel at home to zip their lip and hide away.
We are the generation of our liberties.
And we're not going anywhere anyways.

The streets should not be filled with smoke and blood, but with
vehicles of thought and of pedestrians of value.
So, drop the knife and drop the loaded gun; We could
work to solve our problems if you drop the guns and have a little fun.
Track Name: Don't Let The Sun
Verse 1:

Don't let the sun go down another inch today.
Catch why with summer eye; a heart is out to play.
Here is that sunset orange to take your breath away.
Don't let the feeling die today.

Chorus:

Can't tell the sun to freeze our time.
Can't tell the stars to find another place to shine.
This effort's not a chance, but we might as well try.
Don't let the sun go down tonight.

Verse 2:

Don't let the sun go out; The world would be too cold.
Catch why with winter mind; The heat would never hold.
Long for that sunset orange; A thought from ages old.
Don't let your happiness be sold.

Chorus:

Can't tell the sun to freeze our time.
Can't tell the stars to find another place to shine.
This effort's not a chance, but we might as well try.
Don't let the sun go out tonight.

[Instrumental Bridge]

This effort's not a chance, but we might as well try.
Don't let the sun go down tonight.

Don't let my spirits die tonight.

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