COMPROMISE

Let us begin where we went wrong
Lifted the lead from that Asia song
Catered the beat to the engineer
Struggle not to think about it too long

Compromise
Your work was compromised
Compromise
Artistic compromise

Compromise
Struggle not to think about it too long

All trace of soul lost, exorcised
Hammered the word ’til the meaning dies

Compromise
Artistic compromise
Compromise
Your work was compromised

Did you ever feel that you had a choice?
Did you speak in a true voice?
Did you translate, pure as a faithful scribe?
Or did you compromise?

Compromise
Struggle not to think about it too long

 

from ‘Keep Dreaming’ 2013

@ the new trust 2013