from Strangers by They Seem Like Owls

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[The Absurd Struggle]
Resolute to find order
No matter the consequences
We created an infinity
Of metaphysical speculations
That reduce to nothingness
It’s our failure
To be less ignorant

[Sartre’s Ontological Approach (Partly)]
A fellow stranger
He said hell is other people
Each one
Narcissistic, righteous, and doomed
In the same way

[The Faith Approach]
A determined preacher
Begged for your attention
He demanded you love
A God
Who you must also fear

[The Meursault Approach]
An impassioned rebel
Abandoned hope
Faith and appeal
Unscathed by existence
He took pleasure from his indifference

[Live to Love]
A girl with brown hair
She took my hand
Despite our failings
She accepted me
And I’d never let go

A fellow stranger
Said hell is other people
Bound by the same condition
We’re all strangers
To each other and ourselves
Perception’s inherently flawed
Faith tries to escape
Indifference pretends not to care
With an awareness of our limitations
To be accepted might be enough
All we have left is each other
If hell were other people
I’d wish for an eternity in hell


from Strangers, released June 17, 2016


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They Seem Like Owls is a home-studio project with a broad range of musical influences including progressive rock, post-metal, experimental, and non-musical influences including Albert Camus, David Lynch, and Justin Bieber.

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