A slight degree of denial

Song Description

The sound: stark, simple electronic drums dominate and drop away before a boom of bassy soundwaves in this title track of Ro's 2004 album. Their complexity and presence builds, intertwined with Ro's cool-toned, spoken-word challenge to the listener, until the song culminates in a bare-bone corus that's as catchy as chickenpox in grade school. The lyrix: a surprising solution, permission to use what modern psychiatry would deem a pseudo-illness as a tool for the betterment and advancement of one's life. It even poses the theory that we are all like god, who, in order to create something out of nothing, would've had to practice some slight degree of denial.

Song Length 2:46 Genre Electronic - Drum N' Bass

Lyrics

You ask me if I?m okay. So what if I?m not?
What if all I can see is what I?ve not got?
If I?m not okay should I just sit around crying?
Day after day, you know, I still gotta keep trying.

If I?m not okay, sure I can talk about it;
what difference does it make, and whatcha gonna do about it?
So why bother sticking around ? why don?t I end it?
Come a little closer, gonna tell you a secret:

A slight degree of denial?s what you need to get you, honey, through this life.
A slight degree of denial?s what you need to get you, buddy, through the strife.
Why don?t you, for your life, some responsibility take?
Until your dreams really come true
sometimes you just gotta fake it.

It would?ve done more harm than good
if Dumbo knew the truth about his magic feather.
The little train who did because he thought he could
used a bit of denial to keep it all together.

Imagination and make-believe
came naturally when you were a child.
To believe in yourself against all the odds
takes a slight degree of denial.

A slight degree of denial?s what you need to get you, honey, through the night.
A slight degree of denial?s what you need to bring you, buddy, to the light.
Why you gotta sit with open hands leaving it up to fate?
Until your dreams really come true
sometimes you just gotta fake it.

If god believed in god,
if god believed in fate,
he wouldn?t make it up as he went along,
wouldn?t have bothered to create

out of fear that the other gods
would?ve accused him of trying to manipulate:
even god had to practice denial
to manifest something great.

A slight degree of denial?s what you need to get you, honey, through this life.
A slight degree of denial?s what you need to get you, buddy, through the strife.
Why don?t you, for your life, some responsibility take?
Until your dreams really come true
sometimes you just gotta fake it.

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