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from Present Tense by Zhao



say- have you heard
we're living in a living nightmare
chase- all you want
you can't catch up
you're not going anywhere

heaven knows
we could do so much more
if we ever had a chance
but heaven knows
these are the times
we’ve got to get with the program

I can't deny
I'm struggling to find
an answer that fits
within this life
I could try to make a statement
lift it up high
as it all comes down
or we could just collapse
we could just collapse

change happens all the time,
just not the kind we're looking for
I can't keep up with the so-called normal life
they're asking for
I'd rather stay at home
speak my mind to no one in particular
choose my words with care
make them stare
when I speak truth to power

ask yourself-
beyond your own life
do you really know what's wrong or right?
you could try to make a statement
fist to the sky
as it all comes down...
or we could just collapse
we could just collapse
we could just collapse
we could just collapse
we could just…


from Present Tense, released October 14, 2022
written and recorded by Kenny Zhao
additional vocals by Annabelle Freedman and Jess Joy
mastered by Matthew McQueen


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Zhao Los Angeles, California

Kenny Zhao is a composer, artist, and digital tinkerer who is exploring the relationship between compost and creative practice.

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