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The air we breathe

from OK by Hey Karen



we sit alone
everything is dark and we are on display
we’re just a show
where people can control our thoughts
and move our limbs
we have no other place to go
i told you so

you brush your hair
sitting on the edge of bed we used to share
i look away
and pray to god to take me out of here
it hurts just seeing you
in such a perfect shape
a happy face

what do you want
how long will you punish me for my mistakes
mistakes i make
i made amends to please you
but you have never noticed
all of my suffering
the pain i take

we used to think
what we have is special, now it’s thrown away
i’ve been replaced
i’m no more than disposable
that you keep under your sink
what do you think?

we sit alone
not knowing all the right words, what do i say?
how do you feel?
this shouldn’t be the last time
that’s how it seems
our souls are wretched and our bodies
are just debris

the air we breathe
is the only thing that’s keeping me awake
it can’t be fake
i only wanted to belong
to someone else
who’d keep me close and let me in
so please just stay


from OK, released April 4, 2015
written, performed, mixed, mastered and produced by Hani. 2015 © Samizdat




Hey Karen Rotterdam, Netherlands

Hey Karen is an alias for Bartek Urban, who creates electronica, synthpop, and industrial - the stuff that both melts your heart and your brain.
Home recordings and lo-fi aesthetic aren't necessarily a bad thing, since he believes the feeling is more important. A full scope of that feeling can be seen in his audiovisual live shows, which he regularly performs since 2011.
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