The Messenger

from by The Ghost Of Otis

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Oh lord, why bring me to my knees? When I'd serve myself better standing. I'd rather come through doing as I do than serving as a model man. I agree with the words of Jesus but not with the Christians, and I agree with the ways of Siddhartha but not with the Buddhists. I agree with philosophical beliefs but not with Nietzsche, not with Sartre, not with Descartes, and not with Hesse. Everyone spins their own world; we're all existential by nature. Disagreements are a part of life; they were meant to happen, so I do agree with Nietzsche. We see the world in our own way, and, to some, outside materials make up for misunderstood bliss. Those people turn my stomach nauseous, those people are hell, so I do agree with Sartre. I find more meaning in this ten-cent pen than anyone can find through riches. The money's always there, but it's never attached, and I can't expect it to always be there. I can, however, count on my thoughts, so I do agree with Descartes. As much as I've grown discontent with man, I've grown a madness within myself. And I can't stand people exactly like me, so I do agree with Hesse. I can't see dogmatic belief as a plus, but if I do have to claim belief, well, alright. The lord is in our mind. No need to kneel, no need to confess to something we don't know exists outside constantly expanding minds. We all must open our own door because, to everyone, there is a wall.

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from Hopes And Denials, released April 20, 2011

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