I reduce my essence to things easy to forget… Song 323

Via Negativa is the process of describing what something is by exploring what it isn’t. Sometimes it’s easier to get a picture of something or someone by realizing what it isn’t and working backwards from there. It’s an interesting concept…

Song 323: “Via Negativa”

I am not the actor, it’s just the mask I wear
Underneath this face, are faces I won’t share
It could be a million years, before I find out why
I forsake my tears, I won’t even try

I hope you see me for what I am not
Before you see me for what I’m supposed to be

I am not a mystery, for those who really see
I am blind to misery, and all I tried to be
I could spend a lifetime, trying to hit that target
I reduce my essence to things easy to forget
I waste my moments to shine

I hope you see me for what I am not
Before you see me for what I’m supposed to be

Are there any words left to feel
Are there any wounds left to heal
Or is it just calloused dreams

I hope you see me for what I am not
Before you see me for what I’m supposed to be

credits

from November, track released 19 November 2014
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams
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Author: matthewsams

Matt Sams is an American singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Chicago area. He has been playing music since childhood and is now in the process of writing, recording and releasing a new song every day of 2014. Keep up to date on the progress by following Matt on Twitter @Somnistatic

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