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We are all comatose, We are overfed and
Under, undernourished, yearning for something more
Never starving yet, never quite satisfied
Carnal, but without useful flesh or mind, yeah

I am a walking contradiction that's found consistency
Consuming everything, all without producing sustenance

In the parallels we struggle, struggle to upkeep
There is a better way for us to be set free
From all it is we crave, there must be more to life
Than to simply stay alive, to simply stay alive.

We are not the same as I hope to show
There is a better way if we just let go
We are not, we are not the same
We are not, we are not the same, Let go

In the tension between devouring want or simple need
It's clear the only lines between the ones we preserve.

We are not the same as I hope to show
There is a better way if we just let go
We are not, we are not the same
We are not, we are not the same

Let go, We are not the same

And in the parallels we struggle to upkeep
There's a better way for us to be, for us to be set free
And in the parallels (parallels) we struggle to upkeep (struggle to upkeep)
There's a better way for us to be, for us to be set free

Yeah

We are not the same as I hope to show
There is a better way if we just let go
We are not, we are not the same
We are not, we are not the same, let go

We, are not the same



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    I think even more than just being about consumerism it's about how we all live in excess here in the "modern world" in all aspects of our lives. Overfed, yet undernourished [spiritually]. I think it also tries to reveal how we live in parallel to those in other countries that are just trying to survive, yet our society struggles to upkeep these parallels between our two ways of life, to preserve the excess we all live in at the expense of others.

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