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Standing in the shade of your door
Listening to reasons and rhymes
Everything moves farther than tomorrow
What do we think we’re going to find

Am I the planner or the plan
Is there a window once again
How many times do I have to tell myself
You'd better open your eyes or else

Wood from the trees
Ghost in the machine
The past was once new
Is that the best you can do

The world’s on fire
Preaching to the choir
The truth it’s not always true
Is that the best you can do

The wires are cut
Drop into the slipstream
Falling out my hands
Sleepwalking through the scene

Can’t see the new refrain
Or contemplate the next
Scattered to the corners
Always too complex

Wood from the trees
Ghost in the machine
The past was once new
Is that the best you can do

The world’s on fire
Preaching to the choir
The truth it’s not always true
Is that the best you can do

Looking for something
That’s already there
Will the sheer momentum of time
Make the future clear

Is it a false sense of urgency
Or are we really nearing the end
Time seems to spin faster now
We’re losing the ability to comprehend

Wood from the trees
Ghost in the machine
The past was once new
Is that the best you can do

The world’s on fire
Preaching to the choir
The truth it’s not always true
Is that the best you can do

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from To Wake From a Thousand Dreams, released May 10, 2017
Written by Jonathan Block

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Jonathan Block Connecticut

Jonathan Block performs folk music with a progressive edge. His music has been released by labels such as Hypnos, Gears of Sand and Mindspore. Block is also a poet whose poems have been published in journals around the world.

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