Music in My Soul feat. Jer 1 of Figureheads

from by Ben Z & Dejection

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the music in my - blood
the music in my - soul
the music in my - mind
the music that I – hold
the music that I – love
the music that I – know
the music that I – write
the stories that I've – told

Verse 1
I awaken in a landscape
of ice and cold
but inside my passion builds
and I write what I behold
with the force of seven super
novas my expression shows
and when I cypher exponential
my writing and skill grow
like Mt. Vesuvius in movies
this volcano will blow
humans have a rhythm living
within them and it'll show
if we choke and we suppress it
watch depression kill slow
music is our native tongue
it's the language of our soul
so I focus on creating
arranging and making tapes
in the middle of the tracks
is my peaceful great escape
when you hear my song singing
you know that I'm breaking chains
send away all the pain
like the migrating of cranes
cause I struggle and I strain
live my life against the grain
cause I'm me, I'm Ben Z
unique and I'm not the same
yet uniting through the music
so we're in the same vein
got the Figurehead Jer
with the wisdom he's obtained

Verse 2 (Jer 1)
Well I've been tossing in my bed
Prequel to turning in my grave
Stuck between the possible
and predetermined I'm afraid
But still I feel the stirring
of an alternative third way
beyond the cliche
carpe diem to seize the day
it's called faith
I've been tracing its patterns
through deep caverns
And dark nights of the soul
when it felt like nothing mattered
I would write until the friction
of the pencil on the paper
I was scraping sparked a light
that ignited my inner flame
sourced in an undying realm
That expands like white sands
with crystal seashells
But I'm standing on the shores
of Lake Michigan and
it smells like dead fish again,
the wind whipping my skin
and whistling
so much for a moment of peace and quiet
for zoning and listening
to my life well, nice try
it's time for work and I don't really
feel ready but here goes
Because the grave is too late
to make the music in my soul

Verse 3
I reflect on the echo
that's going on within
I reflect on the fact
life's a mist in the wind
I reflect on the truth
of the world that I live
I reflect on the love
that I wish to not miss
and it all goes in
to make my view of life whole
it all goes in
to make the light inside glow
and it all comes out
through this microphone I hold
it all comes out
as the music in my soul


from Liquid Reflections, released August 7, 2012



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