Bliss is Ignorance

from by Chasing the Sky

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Vocals by Dana Mika
Lyrics by Dana Mika and Kevin VanAntwerpen


Fate or fate,
white knights wage war for praise.
Bird and cage,
on dancing strings, they sing.

I can’t hold up all your hopes.
Don’t want to be your hero.
Villains sometimes tell the truth,
and every good man lies.
Tomorrow’s dress code reads: “disguise”

One more time,
retrace the wires, look back.
Signals sent from head to heart,
remain intact.

I can’t hold up all your hopes.
Don’t want to be your hero.
‘Cause a hero always falls
and murders choose life.
There’s more to life than black and white.

Is it really right if it’s for the wrong reasons?
One saw a patriot another thought treason.
Heroes still get paid for the good they do,
while messengers are carrying the cross of truth.
I wanna do what’s right for all the right reasons,
flex my spine for the things that I believe in.
The bullets I speak are true to what I do,
they’ve got to be true to what I do.

I want to be your hero.


from King of the Losing Side, released February 15, 2017
Thanks to Arie Boon for the song title, and also for a few really brief but important conversations about mental health.



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Chasing the Sky Grand Rapids, Michigan

Chasing the Sky is a pop-rock band from Grand Rapids, Michigan that you may have heard thanks to Glee, Chevrolet, or Western Digital. The band’s music has been called “well-crafted” and “terrific” (John Sinkevics, The Grand Rapids Press), “Impressive” (West Michigan Noise), and a musical effort that you “should not miss” (Melanie Coker, Behind the Velvet Curtain). ... more

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