Lucky Witch & The Righteous Ghost - Dissomnience (Twice The Madness Mix) (Shadow)

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Background info: This song was a hatebaby (see our official submission for definition) and I wrote a poem about the process of writing it and what had happened (brookesmckenzie.com/2017/02/25/the-midnight-child/) but because it was a hatebaby we felt it had too much baggage to be reworked into our official submission. So we took some of the words from my poem and made it into the song hatebaby, which ironically was itself a love child.

Dissomnience: the state of not knowing whether you are awake or asleep.

lyrics

verse: B Abm F# F Db

that cat keeps staring
is she looking at me
or at something hovering
over my shoulder

is that the dying of the day
or is the dawn coming on
are my feet still on the ground
is my head turning around

your cold skin as you lie next to me
are you breathing? do you hear me?
there’s a shadow in the room
but no source of light

I try to talk but bird sounds come out
cats cry out in the night
they all say my name
if I look at you, will you be the same

CHORUS 1: Ebm Bb
dissomnience
dissomnience
dissomnience

CHORUS 2:
Fdim F
I don’t know what I don’t know
I can’t tell if you are real
I can’t feel what I don’t feel
dissomnience
dissomnience
dissomnience

I’m choking on nothingness
what’s that, over there
did you see that? do you hear that?

I don’t know when the last time
I went outside without being afraid
wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

I hear you staring at me
I feel you seeing me
I’m gonna break if you touch me

I don’t know where I am
or what I wanted to do
am I real? can you touch me?

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from SpinTunes #12: Round 3, released February 28, 2017

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