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Blinded by Need

by Benjamin Russell's River of Stone

The first single from Benjamin Russell’s acoustic project, River of Stone, since the 2013 EP release, "All For You", Blinded by Need further explores the space between the words.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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Blinded by Need - song by Elyce & Benjamin Russell

Over there in a corner, staring at the floor
There’s a man who doesn’t know what he came here for
He’s hiding in his silence - he doesn’t want to share
He’s sending off signals that say, "Don’t speak, beware!"
And if you talk to him he’ll pay no heed
He sees nothing but himself - he’s blinded by his need

There’s woman who’s laughing - she’s playing the fool
Scared to be herself, she acts dumb, but it’s a tool
She blocks it from her mind - she’s made it a rule
Not to show she’s a person - it wouldn’t be cool
And if you spoke to her, she’d pay no heed
She sees nothing but her fear - she’s blinded by her need

What am I doing getting drunk with strangers?
I don’t know
At least it beats being all by myself
But does it though?
We could have been doing something fruitful
Maybe planting a seed
But we’re too unaware of each other
Blinded by need

And the man over there with the voice you can’t miss
Is expounding on everything - he seems full of bliss
Or is he running from something - himself? Is he
Confusing human value for "personality"?
If you to talk to him - he’ll pay no heed
He sees nothing very clearly - he’s blinded by his need

Well, I thought always that I could see so much more
I could see through the veils right down to the core
But I’m nervous tonight - I’ve a mask of my own
I’m not being myself - I should have stayed home
If you talk to me, I will pay no heed
'Cause I’m lost in a haze and I’m blinded by my need

And what am I doing getting drunk with strangers…

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