Wasting Time

from by Paul Liddell




To slow it down and ease the pace / Is good enough for us
To escape the rat-race / Is good enough for us
But when we ask if this is really, really / Good enough for us
No-one answers
And so we take cold comfort in the things that we own
We disappear by changing by degrees
The meaning in a life walks the edge of a knife
We are sick and tired, our tired eyes might look but they don’t see

That we’re wasting time

To kill some time and fill a space / This is what we want
But we don’t do it face to face / Is this what we want?
And when we ask if this is really, really / Even what we want
That time is missing from our lives
When the satisfaction in a life comes from counting your likes
Counting clicking fingers shows us how we feel
But when we leave we won’t be missed / By those names on that list
Because the part of them that they share with us
It isn’t even real

We’re just wasting time

And so we put down roots and then we turn to stone
We waste our lives staring at our screens
We sit in our homes / Pushing buttons on phones
Because the truth is, that unlikely as it seems

We’re just wasting time


from The Mean Seeds Of Yield, released October 7, 2016



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Paul Liddell Sunderland, UK

Paul's modern take on the 'one man band' using live loops, guitar percussion, harmonies and effects has seen him support artists such as Turin Brakes, Jon Gomm and Billy Bragg. A diverse and challenging writer with a unique voice, his live performances range from whispering intensity to a white knuckle, edge of your seat, ear splittingly glorious racket. ... more

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