Sonder is for my little brother, Creighton. The definition of ‘sonder’ is, “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness.”

Lyrics

Hey kid I watched you grow up and boy you’ve never changed
And what you only seem to care is what stars did with their name
You read books and watched T.V. and got good grades despite
My mind spun in all directions figuring out whats right
And with the only light I had you closed the door I choose
And with the only weapon I had you dulled the blade I use
But with both hands and my body’s traction I think it will be alright
Rats are the first to leave the ship when its sinking and its not sight
I thought too much about it and regret the choices I made
Now I’m always cautious will my actions repeat
The souls in my two year old shoes were running out of spring
Every single step I make it does the same damn thing
And with the only light I had you closed the door I choose
And with the only weapon I had you dulled the blade I use
But with both hands and my body’s traction I think it will be alright
Rats are the first to leave the ship when its sinking and its not sight
credits
from Q​.​E​.​D., released December 6, 2016
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