David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Song#: 14

Album
Name of Song: You get numb to people dying

You get numb to people dying,
You fight for what is left,
War will numb your body
then your mind forgets the rest.

Your mind can’t handle violence
So it forgets what life is for,
Then wraps it in amnesia
so you forget you’ve lived before.

Hidden inside amnesia,
Those memories must not know,
Overwhelming violence
yet betrayal sometimes shows.

Chorus
Difficulty remembering,
Yet know you’ve lived before,
This is what your mind protects,
This is what it’s for.
Protect, protect, protect you,
Survive at any cost,
What made you go unconscious
now protects you from that loss.
Feelings and awareness,
Constantly suppressed,
By overwhelming violence
that your mind feels must protect.
______

You get numb to people dying,
You fight for what is left,
War will numb your body
then your mind forgets the rest.

Your mind can’t handle violence
So it forgets what life is for,
Then wraps it in amnesia
so you forget you’ve lived before.

Hidden inside amnesia,
Those memories must not know,
Overwhelming violence
yet betrayal sometimes shows.

Chorus
Difficulty remembering,
Yet know you’ve lived before,
This is what your mind protects,
This is what it’s for.
Protect, protect, protect you,
Survive at any cost,
What made you go unconscious
now protects you from that loss.
Feelings and awareness,
Constantly suppressed,
By overwhelming violence
that your mind feels must protect.
______

You get numb to people dying,
You fight for what is left,
War will numb your body
then your mind forgets the rest.

Your mind can’t handle violence
So it forgets what life is for,
Then wraps it in amnesia
so you forget you’ve lived before.

Hidden inside amnesia,
Those memories must not know,
Overwhelming violence
yet betrayal sometimes shows.

Chorus
Difficulty remembering,
Yet know you’ve lived before,
This is what your mind protects,
This is what it’s for.
Protect, protect, protect you,
Survive at any cost,
What made you go unconscious
now protects you from that loss.
Feelings and awareness,
Constantly suppressed,
By overwhelming violence
that your mind feels must protect.
______

Bridge
Death is sorta violent,
So lots of one life beings,
They simply can’t remember
but they know something not seeing.
Denial, much denial,
You’ll find out when you die,
Then it all comes back to haunt you
and so lonely in the sky.
______

You get numb to people dying,
You fight for what is left,
War will numb your body
then your mind forgets the rest.

Your mind can’t handle violence
So it forgets what life is for,
Then wraps it in amnesia
so you forget you’ve lived before.

Hidden inside amnesia,
Those memories must not know,
Overwhelming violence
yet betrayal sometimes shows.

Chorus
Difficulty remembering,
Yet know you’ve lived before,
This is what your mind protects,
This is what it’s for.
Protect, protect, protect you,
Survive at any cost,
What made you go unconscious
now protects you from that loss.
Feelings and awareness,
Constantly suppressed,
By overwhelming violence
that your mind feels must protect.
______

You get numb to people dying,
You fight for what is left,
War will numb your body
then your mind forgets the rest.

Your mind can’t handle violence
So it forgets what life is for,
Then wraps it in amnesia
so you forget you’ve lived before.

Hidden inside amnesia,
Those memories must not know,
Overwhelming violence
yet betrayal sometimes shows.

Chorus
Difficulty remembering,
Yet know you’ve lived before,
This is what your mind protects,
This is what it’s for.
Protect, protect, protect you,
Survive at any cost,
What made you go unconscious
now protects you from that loss.
Feelings and awareness,
Constantly suppressed,
By overwhelming violence
that your mind feels must protect.
______

You get numb to people dying,
You fight for what is left,
War will numb your body
then your mind forgets the rest.

Your mind can’t handle violence
So it forgets what life is for,
Then wraps it in amnesia
so you forget you’ve lived before.

Hidden inside amnesia,
Those memories must not know,
Overwhelming violence
yet betrayal sometimes shows.

Chorus
Difficulty remembering,
Yet know you’ve lived before,
This is what your mind protects,
This is what it’s for.
Protect, protect, protect you,
Survive at any cost,
What made you go unconscious
now protects you from that loss.
Feelings and awareness,
Constantly suppressed,
By overwhelming violence
that your mind feels must protect.
_______

Death is sorta violent,
So lots of one life beings,
They simply can’t remember
but they know something not seeing.

Denial, much denial,
You’ll find out when you die,
Then it all comes back to haunt you
and so lonely in the sky.

Try just gently looking,
It may come back to you,
Courage and belief in self
will help you make it through.
_________

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