Gaslight (single)

by Sam Nabi

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released March 20, 2019

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Track Name: Gaslight (prod. STEVEDAVE)
Has it really only been a year?
I’m going grey looking over my shoulder in fear
The goalposts keep moving as we draw near
Is this the new normal? Were you hoping to hear
A tidy solution for regaining sanity?
Not when every fresh outrage is out to break humanity
Family ties, thicker than water – we cried
For downed boats, drowned folks who tried to flee for their lives
That was so long ago when you measure in terms of scandal
Pushed into a footnote ‘cause my heart can’t handle
All this death and not collapse – depression on my back
There was a shooting in the mosque and we all lit candles

Turn that light down just a little bit
Turn that light down just a little bit
Turn that light down just a little bit
I’m sick of it – let me flip a switch

I’m thinking, “What can I do?”
I’m just one person absorbing the morning’s bad news
I guess it boils down to what battles you choose
Like how do you lose sight of the overshadowing doom?
Once aware, you can’t put injustice back in the tube
No sriracha sauce will help you if they spat in your food
The cops now say that they’re starting to load tasers
That’s too little, too late to bring back Beau Baker
So trade words all you like, but don’t hide behind lies
Ready for when the hate speech grifters arrive
How you gonna entertain fourteen words and claim both sides?
Stay Golden, we did right to kick Goldy out both times

Turn that light down just a little bit
Turn that light down just a little bit
Turn that light down just a little bit
I’m sick of it – let me flip a switch

Enough of us disgusted by powerful people
Getting off scot-free, they don’t treat us as equal
We’re the opening act, better prepare for the sequel
We’ve got a lot of time to make up for women in lead roles
To these bros crying foul: huddle a minute
Admit it, we got a lot of toxic influences
You’re told your whole life that life’s not fair
Did you ever stop to think what way the scales were tipped?
This is basic accountability, not a witch hunt
Don’t throw a tantrum for the cameras when you’re mentioned
Don’t start a sentence with "I’m not misogynist, but..."
How difficult is it to just sit down and listen?

Turn that light down just a little bit
Turn that light down just a little bit
Turn that light down just a little bit
I’m sick of it – let me flip a switch

Turn that light down just a little bit
Turn that light down just a little bit
Turn that light down just a little bit
I’m sick of it – let me flip a switch

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