Mindlessly

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I just need a break, I need to get away and find myself some peace
These times are passing by faster than I can comprehend, I need to breathe.

I am scrolling through my newsfeed, that deceives me til I scream
I am blind, I don’t know my deepest need
I say I haven’t time, but I’ve the time to mess around
And life goes by so fast and oh so mindlessly

It was only yesterday that I was 18 and I was out to change the world
Every campaign I would sign and I’d be on the picket line, as if I knew it all
Suddenly I’m thirty and I’ve drifted by so unconsciously
When I was younger I pondered every reason why
But now I shrug my shoulder and I toe the party line
What happened to the hunger to fight equality
Life goes by so fast and oh so mindlessly

I’ve met so many people here this week, who are dying, dying to be free
Doctors going sick and therapists needing therapy

The planet’s spinning faster than we can ever take
We push it to its limits until the climate breaks
Wake me up, oh wake me, oh how we let it be
That life goes by so fast, and oh so mindlessly

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from Chaos & Solitude, released May 22, 2020
Guitar, piano and vocals: Sam Slatcher

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Sam Slatcher Durham, UK

Sam Slatcher is a folk singer-songwriter living in Durham, North East England. His honest and reflective songwriting, delivered with a calming and delicate voice captures the warmth of humanity and a longing for peace and justice.

To date, Sam has released his first EP 'In Unlikely Places (April 2018), the collaborative album 'Stories of Sanctuary' (Nov 2018) and 'Chaos & Solitude' (May 2020)
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