The Past Is Not Real

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Deep, dark denial! Written and recorded August 2015.

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The past is not the past is not the past is not real
I don’t remember, I wasn’t there, it was nothing, I couldn’t care
The past is not the past is not the past is not real... oh, God

Just keep telling yourself
The past is not the past is not the past is not real
The past is not the past is not the way it makes you feel
We're all here now, jsut in the present, except...

Oh, God, what the hell happened?
Accept these things, these facts
Take them as given, as persistent, done but here with interest
To someone who once thought of you as good

I don't remember, I've no idea, you cannot hate me, I won't appear
In a long, cold chapter of a fictional drawing
Of a year-long winter wilting all the last straw

The past is not the past is not the past is not, it’s not real
The past is not the past is not the past is not not
Really something to hold you, not really something at all

It's not real, not real unless you let yourself feel
Maybe start to deal and try to heal or at least be surreal

I guess that’s why I’ve been sleeping for 16 hours
For each of the last fifteen days or so
thinking that maybe when I wake up next
It’ll be someone else for once
Which should happen, according to the law of averages

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from Songs from the Partially Examined Life, released December 4, 2015
All instruments by ML.

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Mark Lint Madison, Wisconsin

Catchy, homespun tunes ranging in style from power pop to folk ballads to alt country, laced with a sense of the absurd.

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