Time is infinite, never stopping; you are so small compared to the rest of it all. The only way to set yourself apart from the rest, even if only by a small margin, is to be your own.
Everything is always changing and the only thing that you can rely on to stay constant is yourself. People may say that you change too, but as long as you are your own person, you will stay constant.

Imitosis- Andrew Bird


The innumerable caravan which moves infinitely
The past and present wilt, and proceed to the next fold of the future
But the present was my next experiment,
If only to wake my neighbors up
To give them buoyancy to float on the earth
But I was reminded that this on which I dwelt was but dry land
Not the water, full of light and reflections.
By this both place and time were changed
I wished to live deliberately
To send my roots abroad
I found that society promotes imagination as suicide
And because of this we but half express ourselves
And are ashamed
But to trust thyself is to truly live
My life is for itself and not for a spectacle
What I must do is all that concerns me
Not what people think
It is easy in solitude to live after your own
But in solitude you lose connection to society
And with this connection lost
You can not appreciate independence while in the midst of the crowd
But the terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency
Consistency created by constant change
Reform is the effort to throw off sleep
To overcome drowsiness
But only one in a hundred million are able to wake enough for effective intellectual exertion
I have never met a man who was quite awake


Let Keane In- Keane and Paul McCartney

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean
I am untranslatable
This shade separates me from the world
Yet it does not engulf me in an atmosphere of sorrow
I lack words to express the full extent of my need to stay constant to myself
My goal not to run from my life here
I hate physical things
They can be left behind
I prefer the intangible
Such as time
For time is but the stream I go fishing in
Its thin current slides away
But eternity remains
In eternity there is indeed something sublime
It leads us to the hard bottom which we call reality
With the ability to stop this day and night
You shall possess the origin of all poems
You shall no longer take things at second or third hand
You shall listen to all sides and filter them for yourself
If you stand right fronting and face to face to a fact
You will see the sun glimmer on both its surfaces
And feel its sweet edge dividing you through the heart
And so you will happily conclude you mortal career
Be it life or death
We crave only reality
To have a point of support
A place where you might find a wall
That future ages might know


Lull- Andrew Bird

When life is over
It is like a flicker of bright film
An instant on the screen
All of its prejudices and passions condensed
For an instant
Then the screen goes dark
Like hundreds of butterflies
People are stuck in a car radiator
Only concerned with beating their blue and crimson wings
Trying to break free of the cycle of life and death
Beautiful and sad
But we are now so far from the road to truth
Overspread with melancholy today
Why should we live with such hurry and waste life?
What would you do if you knew that this was the last night of the world?
When we live in a world that is like a great black ship
Pulling away from the shore of sanity
Taking everyone with it
Whether they want to go or not
To fall over the edge
What would you do to save yourself?


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