State of Oblivion

daybreak has broken and I’ve long since begun to set all my feelings aside
to live in a state of oblivion where happiness is my guide
where I’m in control, where I’m in total control
keep the momentum, don’t you cause a stir
repeat the phrase repeatedly until it’s absurd
everybody’s got the right to try to be free
I am the utterance of my name
I know I should remember but my memory is vague
have I experienced trauma?
have I created all my problems?
I’ve created a charade
my astonishment at life has faded away
so I’m calling up the memories I’ve kept away
you tear the world apart
that’s what you call your art
but what I want is magic
to find these truths to be self evident
alert the authorities, somebody quickly please, please, please
before they turn our minds into nothing at all

chemistry is coming
chemistry is coming
chemistry is coming to cut our minds off
the whole wide world is watching
the whole wide world is watching
the whole wide world is watching but they can’t turn it off
I can hear the radio
I can hear the radio
I can hear the radio from the dawn of time
if this is how the world ends
if this is how the world ends
if this is how the world ends
it aint no world of mine
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