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Associated Artists: Julia Murney, Lindsay Mendez

LYRICS:
IF A DAY HAS TWENTY-FOUR HOURS
AND YOU SPEND A THIRD OF THEM ASLEEP,
HALF OF WHAT REMAINS YOU WILL SPEND WORKING,
AND THE REST ARE YOURS TO WASTE OR KEEP.
I AM SPENDING FAR TOO MANY HOURS
PUSHING LITTLE BUTTONS ON MY PHONE.
WHY AM I AFRAID OF SILENCE?
WOULD IT BE SO BAD TO BE ALONE?

STOP.
THERE’S A WORLD THAT YOU ARE MISSING–
DEEPER THOUGHTS YOU KEEP DISMISSING.
THERE’S A YOU INSIDE THAT NEEDS TO GET SOME AIR.
STOP.
FIND THE TIME TO FEEL THE WIND BLOW.
DO IT NOW, BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW
HOW LONG IT WILL BE THERE.

WHEN I WAS A GIRL, I WAS FEARLESS.
RAN LIKE I WOULD NEVER TRIP AND FALL.
LIVED WITHOUT THIS NEED FOR ATTENTION.
STILL BELIEVED THAT I COULD HAVE IT ALL.
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE TO FEEL THAT FREEDOM!
FIGURE OUT WHAT’S ME, AND PUT IT FIRST.
LIFE A LIFE AS BIG AS MY POTENTIAL.
WALK INTO TOMORROW UNREHEARSED…

STOP
TRYING TO PLEASE THE FOLKS AROUND YOU.
LET YOUR SOLITUDE ASTOUND YOU.
MAKE THAT LIST OF THINGS YOU ALWAYS SAID YOU’D DO.
STOP
SECOND GUESSING ALL YOUR CHOICES
AND DISCOVER WHAT THE VOICE IS
THAT’S BURIED INSIDE YOU.

I WANT TO REDEFINE THE RULE BOOK–
DEFY SOCIETY’S CONTROLS.
HOW CAN WE EXPECT TO FIND OUR SOUL MATES
WHEN WE CANNOT EVEN FIND OUR SOULS?

STOP!
READ A BOOK COVER TO COVER.
REMINISCE ABOUT A LOVER.
FIND AN OPEN ROAD AND FOLLOW WHERE IT LEADS.
STOP!
IT’S YOUR HUMAN OBLIGATION
AND THE WAY TO SAVE A NATION
THAT’S FORGOTTEN WHAT IT NEEDS.

TURN OFF ALL THE NOISE POLLUTION.
START A QUIET REVOLUTION.
PLACE YOUR FOCUS ON THE LIFE BEYOND YOUR SCREEN.
STOP:
YOUR SUCCESS IS IN YOUR POWER
IF YOU START THIS DAY, THIS HOUR!
YOU ARE IN CHARGE; NOT YOUR MACHINE.

TURN EVERYTHING OFF
AND SEE HOW YOU FARE.
STOP RUNNING AWAY FROM
THE PEOPLE WHO CARE.
WHATEVER YOU’RE SEEKING
IS ALREADY THERE.
STOP.
STOP.
STOP.