Walk Away

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Walk Away

Walk Away” is the last movement of the “Outlier Suite” from the new Skyypilot “Outlier” album (soon to be released).   I have released it as a single from that album.  Download or stream “Walk Away” now from your favorite music source.  It would be greatly appreciated!

Now, the “Outlier Suite”  has been in the works since March 2018.  It is now August, and I have completed it, along with its video.

What’s It About?

So, what’s it about, anyway?  I’ve seen music homogenization over the years, and it’s painful (and boring) to hear.  As listeners, we are continually being channeled into specific camps.  Guess what?  There ARE some of us who like more than one type of music (including undefined) in an album.

I spent many years trying to mold my music into what I thought might be acceptable to others.  This goal is unattainable if you play by “their” rules. 

Don’t.

Social media will play you for a sucker while they sell your data AND take your money.  You’ll still live in a digital wasteland, abandoned by the algorithm of the moment if you are a certain demographic.  You might still feel good because you might have a huge fake audience giving you a huge fake play count, but why go through all of that? 

Be yourself.

Walk Away!

The Lyrics

Here are the lyrics for “Walk Away”:

Walk Away                       © 2018 J. Mark Witters

Outside the main influence sphere, censored and smeared.
I’m invisible here.
Funneled through a pre-opproved path,
A gauntlet of wrath in a volume of gaffes.

No one listens, so simply walk away, walk away.
Turn your back and simply walk away, walk away.

Outside, I’ve been looking in, locked away from the din.
Left alone with my sin.
Quarantined for what I might say, what I might play,
Better keep me at bay.

The unimagined lie in store for me.
An outlier I will always be.

Outside, nothing’s holding you down  since you’re branded “a clown”
Making “un-sanctioned” sounds.
Imagination carries the day; keeps you out of the fray.
Matters not what they say.

The unimagined lie in store for me.
An outlier I will always be.

Outside, I’m not pressured by rules,  unaffected by fools,
Unfazed by “cool”.
Unafraid to forge on ahead in wherever I’m led.
No one’s in my stead.

No one listens, so simply walk away, walk away.
Turn your back and simply walk away, walk away.

Walk away from contention
Walk away from convention.
Walk away from indoctrination.
Walk away from idolization.
Walk away from expectation.
Walk away from division.
Walk away from indecision.
Walk away from evil.
Walk away from darkness.
Walk away from hatred.
Walk away from violence.
Walk away from envy.
Walk away from falsehoods.
Walk away from ignorance.
Walk away from defeat.
Walk away from revenge.
Walk away from emotion.
Walk away into light.

Please Yourself

“You can’t please everyone, so you got to please yourself” is a line from “Garden Party” (written and recorded by Rick Nelson in 1972).  How true!

I simply walked away…  A happy man.

© 2018  J. Mark Witters            Skyypilot.com

 

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