Open Arms

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'Open Arms' is probably one of the most personal songs that I've ever written (that's right -- EVER). It's entirely about where I am with music, and how most of my expectations were never met.

Back in the Virtual Friends days, I was 18 and was experiencing real success. Blogs were writing about me, people were using my music in their projects, and it was all around well received. I thought that the only way to go was up.

Fast forward to 23 year old Dylan, and I have only seen my success fall off the face of the earth. I blame college and chocolate pretzels, but the cause doesn't really matter.

'Open Arms' is about me realizing that I will probably never make a living with music, or find any fame. I will likely not be recognized for any musical contribution and I probably won't change the rotation of the earth. The song definitely takes a more negative approach to this realization, which I kind of regret, but the overall idea isn't really that sad. If anything, 18 year old Dylan's expectations were not realistic.

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LYRICS:

fear and panic cloud my eyes
a river cut this earth, but it now runs dry
fear, I will not move from here
well I could fly through the sky or I could disappear

here is all the land that was once fertile
there's not much left
I could strum a chord, but it's not worthwhile
this much is true
there's nothing I can do

fear, I witnessed my demise
I saw it coming and I watched as it passed me by
fear, I cannot move my feet
it's like I'm trapped in sand, and it feels too deep

here is all the land that was once fertile
there's nothing left
I could strum a chord, but it's not worthwhile
this much is true
there's nothing I can do

with open arms I welcome it
a life of standing completely still
with open arms, I welcome it
I welcome it, I welcome it

Watching as the time slips by
waiting as the time slips by
hoping for a bit more time
I wonder
who can live a normal life?
watching as your health declines
knowing that you're gonna die
and welcome it
and welcome it.

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from Hello, Disaster, released March 20, 2017

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Visc sounds like heavy clouds, eager to unleash hell on an innocent field of beautiful flowers. It fondles your heart and soul with the utmost delicacy, while destruction waits patiently for its moment to strike.

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