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Delusion Disillusion

from The Book of Waves by Erica Buettner

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lyrics

There’s a verb tense for what might have been, but it tortures me to use it And like every drug or weapon it’s so easy to abuse it

Delusion disillusionment two sides of the same coin Delusion disillusionment which side are you on?

My doctor wants to medicate my chemical imbalances I say but that’s exactly where my muse has built her palaces I am afraid to lose my mind unless it’s in the Buddhist sense Insanity is frowned upon it’s best to call it transcendence

Genetics, environment, and freewill walk into a bar
The cocktail that they offer you can make you forget who you are
Your choices stack like building blocks
The wooden tower starts to wobble
Removing one sends aftershocks
That might make the whole tower topple

Delusion disillusionment two sides of the same coin Delusion disillusionment which side are you on?

Unless you’re psychic you’re like me Intentions don’t match their effect
Decisions made with blindfolds on Are not exactly circumspect
The burden of your body totes The burden of your intellect
And the events that change you most Are all the ones you didn’t expect

This isn’t all the kind of stuff I’d talk about on a first date It’s just that in the here and now we have enough that’s on our plate

The human wars and holy wars Abruptly ending calendars The shift and lift of consciousness The ignorance that leads to bliss The endless stream of chattering That doesn’t end up mattering While caring for the ones we love In currencies all soaked in blood The world’s become a marketplace But it is one I have to face I’ve learned to meet it quietly The way the river meets the sea Between them there’s no deference Submission to authority There’s just the way it has to go Seamless acceptance of the flow But there’s always a part of me That coddles curiosity Regarding what will come to be Of course I’ll always want to know

Delusion, disillusionment two sides of the same coin Delusion, disillusionment which side am I on?

(Bonus verses, ha!) Some people have been born again delivered by a divine hand But if there’s original sin, does that mean they are twice as damned? Myself I’ve only been born once at least as far as I can tell Unless you count that time in Amsterdam that didn’t go so well As for what happens when you die It’s just as well that we don’t know, I guess some bug-eyed, wacko group will get to say “I told you so.” If someone turns out to be right when we get to the great beyond I hope they can ward off my spite by waving a big magic wand

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from The Book of Waves, released September 20, 2018
Words & Music by Erica Buettner
Arrangement - Pierre Faa
Guitar, voice - Erica Buettner
Bass - Vincent Mougel
Percussion - James Hart

Recorded and arranged by Pierre Faa (Peppermoon Music) in Paris, France
Mixed by James Hart at LabCentral Studios (New York)
Mastered by Chicky Reeves, Sublime Studios

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Erica Buettner New York, New York

Erica Buettner is a singer-songwriter who moved to Europe at the age of 20 and spent the following twelve years winding her way through Paris all the way to the shores of Portugal before returning to New York in 2016. After illness and putting her music career on hold, Erica's long-awaited second album, The Book Of Waves, was released in October 2018. ... more

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