Mark Seymour – Against My Will

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Studio  3:28 Mark Seymour Slow Dawn album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.

 Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Mildura motel room. A child’s voice in the corridor. The sound of a small hand knocking on a door. “Daddy..” Sky news muted on the tellie. And further away the blast of a news broadcast, the page on my phone, open to some Facebook lie that a thousand comments are wailing to.

We are bombarded with reasons to be fearful. Social media is a prison of narcissistic thought. It teaches us to feel helpless, introspective, to ponder bad news as though it is the only reality of our lives. We live in a constant state uncertainty and yet the truth is right in front of us:

We are always in control.

 

Lyrics

Light bulb flickers in a room too smalI
Listen to the children cryin’ in the hall
I’m a cheap shot lookin’ for sign
I’m a bleeding heart with a one-track mind

Revelation scream it in the void
I’m not worried I’m just paranoid
I got a broken tooth, prayin’ in the fog
Hopin’ for the best, I’m a one-eyed dog

Around the world walkin’ in my sleep
Doin’ time with the creatures of the deep
Prophets of doom with a license to kill
They’re never gonna drag me down against my will

Digital magic under the knife
Stone-aged dream of a perfect life
In a medicated town armageddon in the night
Keyboard heroes drowning in the light

Merchants of doom
They were fighting in the street
I ran for cover I was dead on my feet
Swallowin’ the blame
And the venom they spill
They’re never gonna drag me down against my will

Light bulb flickers in a room too smalI
Listen to the children cryin’ in the hall
I’m a cheap shot lookin’ for sign
I’m a bleeding heart with a one-track mind

Revelation scream it in the void
I’m not worried, I’m just paranoid
Prophets of doom with a license to kill
They’re never gonna drag me down against my will