(Are U Gonna) Look Tha Other Way?

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I had a friend with a problem that everyone ignored
Pretending not to notice when he fell onto the floor
Never asked a question when he showed up late
Lacerations from a situation
Bruises on his face
No one said a word to him the day he lost his job
No one tried to help him out or find out what was wrong
No one ever speaks his name or mentions what we did
No one ever calls him now
I wonder where he is
This guy was a friend and now he's vanished from our lives and when I think about it now I feel ashamed inside
It always sort of bothered me
It haunts me to to this day
How could we all just look the other way?

What I really want to know is...are u gonna look tha other way?

Subway train I see your face
So tired from the human race
You got your fancy headphones on so you can tune out everyone
But they say the eyes are the doors into the soul
(I read that once in a book many years ago)
And through those portals I can see deep into your self
You never stop to think about anybody else
I'm looking right at you now but you won't meet my gaze
You can't handle what I know
So look the other way

What I really want to know is...are u gonna look tha other way?

Have you done enough?
Did you even try?

All around the world and right across the street there are people in trouble
There are people in need
Now I'm almost done, yeah, I just have to say a few things to remember while you look the other way:

1. That could be you some day
2. Remember the rule of gold - do unto others and reap what you sow
3. The forgotten will rise and take back what they've been denied
4. No one forgets those who betrayed them when they looked the other way


from Decayed, Decayed, released March 1, 2007



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Anu San Francisco, California

Anu has been creating music for more than two decades.

He studied electronic music at Dartmouth College, with Jon Appleton and Christan Wolff.

He is a pioneer in the Internet music industry, and one of the creators of the Rhapsody Music Service.

Sometimes he teaches "A History of 20th Century Music" at Duke University's Talent Identification Program.

Anu currently lives in San Francisco.
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