Something always has to be going on
Some distraction, some noise
Something to make us feel like we’re doing more than just standing in place
To make us feel like time isn’t just passing us by.
But we haven’t moved, and time hasn’t stopped
And there isn’t a damn thing anyone can do about it.
We do what we need to do to survive,
And we tell ourselves the lies that make it easier.
We squeeze our eyes shut and hum meaningless tunes
To block out the world around us,
To pretend we don’t know what’s going on.
But if no one is brave enough to look,
If no one is brave enough to stay awake,
Then the fires will keep burning with no one to stop them.
People will keep dying with no one to save them.
And the time will just keep passing and we’ll all still be standing still
And there will always be something else going on.