16. Trapped (featuring Santolin)

Song Description

It is the very essence of the human condition that we are all "trapped" in one way or another within our own shortcomings and inability to achieve our full potential. Trapped in our stupidity, dishonesty, unhappiness, piety, self righteousness, bigotry...you name it. This song is intended to be theatrical in nature. A YouTube video version of this song was produced and performed by the great Santolin of Brazil and is featured at http://youtu.be/qBH3qgB0y84

Song Length 3:00 Genre Unique - Unclassified
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Disturbed, Poignant Subject Existence

Lyrics

TRAPPED IN MY REALITY
© 2012 Bobby Sahlen, Gatorlegs Music, ASCAP
Starburst Music, BMI & ASCAP

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I'm good as gone
I must accept
I can't go on this way
I feel bereft
I've had enough
My mind's made up
There's nothing else to say

Been quite a ride
I lost my pride
and I know
it's all downhill from here
But locked inside
Reality
I'm too trapped
to disappear

(chorus)
Trapped in my reality, no way to be free
There's a pain inside of me that no one else can see
Wish I could go, there's somewhere else I'd rather be
But I'm trapped in my own reality


Wish I could say
one thing to you
I'd be delighted
with a different point of view
To aim my toes
at clouds on high
than muddle
on forever clutching to a lie
I could leave
without goodbyes
but never find
forgiveness in your eyes
I know it's true
I can't let go
trapped inside
my own horror show

(repeat chorus)

(instrumental break)

(repeat Chorus)

Nice song with a really good vocal. Sounds like something from a Rogers & Hammerstien musical,thats a compliment by the way.

I love the voice and the humor, I love the sound and the content. I would like you to sing some of my songs, the irony and wry teasing of self is wonderful. The music fits the words to perfection - pleasing, soft and in the background. What a song.

Song has potential. Instruments are strong; Really nice surprise of choral harmony in the choruses. Nice lyrics.

Lyrics Bobby Sahlen/Starburst Music Bobby Sahlen
Producer Leslie Sahlen(Mexico)/Nery Bauer (Brazil) Publisher Starburst Music Publishing, LLC
Performance The great Brazilian artist, Santolin
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