Those Who Don't Escape

by Mason Mercer

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"maybe again, maybe not"

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released September 26, 2016

Recorded in McGuffey Park & Brooklyn NY 2015-2016



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Track Name: Hermit Seed
When the others bloomed, I did not
so I wait it out and out
I just want to be left alone
there’s a hermit seed forming
inside my heart
it gets watered when
I am tossed around
imbalance of the feeling
that I can’t shake
so I’m locking up the man
before the wolf can break out
I love all you so much so I’m...
I’m so sorry that I am this way
you’ll never understand
what is in my head
you’ll never know
what goes on in there
do the things that I have to do
I wish there could be another way
I’ll keep trying, if you keep holding
I’ll keep trying if you don’t let go
Track Name: Those Who Don't Escape
Those who don’t escape
will become one with the blob
and those who don’t erase are the ones who don’t move on
so they make the best of the worst
and cozy up with their curse
see when to hold em and when to fold em
and all the fears of growing older try to be
ask for more from your life
I made beautiful things before I was blind
and I heard beautiful noises
back when I had time
I’m the running man run while I can
until they can catch me
this is the beauty I wish I’d shown you
these are the things I wish you’d known
and if history is told by the victors
who are the ones who sing the songs?
the best way to kill a bad one:
turn him into a good one try to be
you can do better
you have more power than you know
maybe again, maybe not