Already On To The Next Thing

Artist
James Bell
Released
2018
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“Even my sense of deja vu is coming down with deja vu now…”

History

Whenever I turn on the television or read a newspaper these days, I feel like I find hopelessly dated approaches to current problems. Back from times when the extent of corruption in English-speaking cultures was much more obscured than it is now. I also hear the same old justifications for why things are the way they are, and why they should remain so. It’s like the new future isn’t quite here yet, but that old past feels very much over. And I’m just less and less interested in the way of thinking that seems to characterise my generation and its direct predecessors. We tried it, and it worked, until it didn’t, and now I’m already on to the next thing.

Lyrics

How long’s it been now?
There’s the same notification on my screen now
We’ve been back and forth and everywhere between now
And still you’re keen now
Listen, please stop trying to drag me back to 2017 now
It’s over
It’s done
I’m already on to the next thing

And then I say
This is not the way we navigate the highway
Your car is somehow blocking everybody’s driveway
In the wide bay
Can we please back out and try to turn around before the light fades?
It’s over
It’s done
I’m already on to the next thing
We’ve been here before, we’re here again
It’s done, it’s over
Already on to the next thing

What do we do now?
Perhaps another meeting massaging it through now
All the brightest of the ribbons and the blue now
Don’t have a clue now
Even my sense of deja vu is coming down with deja vu now
We did this
It’s done
I’m already on to the next thing
We tried it, and it worked
Until it didn’t
You should be already on to the next thing

We had the money but we didn’t want to talk about it
We hit a mountain and we didn’t want to walk around it
We had the privilege, we didn’t want to go without it
Thick shards are falling from the ceiling to the floor now
It’s over
It’s done
And they’re already on to the next thing

And if we maybe tried to drop the annual fiscal target
And if we maybe tried to stimulate the housing market
Own a Bugatti but you’re way to terrified to park it
Bricks, glass and mortar, well they’re falling to the ground now
It’s over
It’s done
And they’re already on to the next thing

And now our world is burning
And the cream of the nation
Utter incomprehension
Talking bout my generation
How could this happen to us?
We were the smartest people?
We told ourselves so
And even I believed it
How can we restart the party?
Get back to how things were
You can’t
It’s broken
It’s over

Get ready for the next thing

Credits & Copyright

Written and recorded by James Bell in September 2018. Released in September 2018. (C) & (P) House of Lyra.