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i don’t need you
i just like to feed you
if someone took you
i’d be relieved

you need to need me
and you sort of feed me
with constant adoration
and i need to break free

i don’t wanna be loved
for the things i do or the words i say
and i do not enjoy this pattern
and i do want to change your ways

but you will always be you

you know i see right through
the way you make yourself small
just to make me look good
although i really don’t need it
just be yourself · it’s understood

come on and hear it from my point of sound
this cycle will just keep spinning ‘round and ‘round
you threw it up · now it comes down:
to me not letting you tie bonds

it’s ok for a little while
you tell me i am like a child
yet with the wisdom of a sage
i want to end it at that stage

‘cause i need not to need a person
to constantly give me their version
of how unique and great i am
i’m saying stop because i can

express my right to just be
and relate in a state of presence
i’d love to love someone who feels free
enough to just love my pure essence

and after all i can do
is write this song and sing it through
what am i really feeding on ?
who loves who and who goes on ?

when i reject you feel offended
by how abruptly it all ended
you want to know the reasons why
i tell you
we both have wings and need to fly

and as surely as we all outlive our bodies
i will receive your utmost sorries
the qualities you love me for
are now just grinding your core

‘cause i need not to need a person ···

i’d love to love someone who feels free
enough to just love their own essence


from FLUX, released January 23, 2015
Produced by Magnus Børmark

Recorded at Øra Studio and Flux Studio
Mixed by Morten Stendahl °Syndrome° and Magnus Børmark at Redroom Studio



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22 combine the heavy edged, mathematical and progressive insanity with exploding rhythms while retaining a keen pop sensibility and a strong desire to experiment!

“22 mix up the frenetic prog-rock of THE MARS VOLTA with the explosive intensity of iconic post-hardcore outfit REFUSED, while infusing the soaring dramatics of MUSE.” KERRANG!
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