This Great Embarrassment of Being!

from by Ahmed El-Motassem

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This Great Embarrassment Of Being!

Come out into the light,
Come in from out of sight;
You may hide, oh holy one
Behind masks of the many,
See how it feels,
To be Pirate Jenny,
Lie your way out of hell,
Die for nothing, live to tell,
You are it,
The one who bought and sold the world,
Didn't know what else to do with it!


Embrace the dark night of my soul,

In god informed, in love transformed;

Such heresy not welcome here,

Not by the reality police!

One more chance was all I hoped,
To serve as a bone in an oligarchy's throat;
Just one more great forward leap,

Before I go into the endless sleep;

Now as we punish man land air and sea,

To force-fit some vision of you and me,
Playing ghosts in a machine,
Crushed in its violent monotony,
Once upon a life dream!


Embrace the dark night of my soul,

In suffering informed, in love transformed;

Such heresy not welcome here,

For heaven's kingdom to be shared equally!

When there's a pill to kill all pain,
To happily serve the death of me,
Take me away on a soma holiday,
Can't take a risk on a wretch like me!

Don't need that negative positive thinking

Forcing its angry peace on me,

Just to avoid confronting,

This great embarrassment of being!

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from This Great Embarrassment of Being!, released December 18, 2015
Words: A. El-Motassem
Music: A. El-Motassem/ M. Sobhi

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