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from Camel by The Dirty Rooks

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A mystery to uncover, a world not made but discovered, waiting for
Face to face with no filter, flesh to flesh so familiar, coming toward
But it seems if life’s not good enough, we raise the valleys till they’re peaks to become, until they’re all one

Something firm and unyielding, unconcerned with my feeling, I can heal (I can heal)
Something there to resist me, unmoved by my insisting, makes me real
I want what I don’t get to decide, what it is or what it does, I won’t hide, I won’t hide anymore

Cassandra, she’s telling us that turning back’s the answer
She’s telling us that we should take our chances
But it’s easier to slip into the stream

Close your eyes, image a wave crashing right behind you
Do you realize, the tide’s on the rise and it’s swelling around you?

Cassandra, all of us are nodding to each other, and dutifully we’re passing on your answer
But none of us have yet to leave the stream, or wake from the dream

Cassandra, you say the winds of change will leave us stranded, you said the fattest years are all but ended
So won’t you let them just enjoy their streams?

She says that we’re the only ones, she says she cannot change the song
She says the struggle makes us free, she says it’s how we’re meant to be
She says our strength it makes us weak, and in our weakness we have strength
She says the struggle makes us free, she says it’s how we’re meant to be

Cassandra, we will all be passing on your answer


from Camel, released August 5, 2020
Grant Gholson - Guitars, Vox
Mike Bailey - Guitars
Dan Stalilonis - Vox
Tyler Wolff-Ormes - Keys
Nate Urbansky - Drums
Andrew Price - Bass
Bethany Thomas - Vox


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