The Reason

from by Alan Goffinski



About this audio:
A human being is a wild and complex thing. To think that one human being can be intimately understood by another equally wild and complex human being is ludicrous. Somehow, sometimes it happens. Somehow it happened to me and I consider myself very, very fortunate.

About this visual (Tara Miller):
Every person is an uncharted wilderness that often they themselves are struggling to navigate. To find someone who is not only excited to explore that territory with you, but who also appreciates and understands to some degree how to navigate its complexities, is an immeasurable and sacred gift.


I’m trying hard as I aught to be to reconcile our dream and our memories
And I swear to God or whatever I believe in these days
There has got to be a reason things changed.
And I hope you’re holding on.
I hope that your patience is stronger than you let on
Because I’ve got a lot to learn about myself and every reason I run.

I know it ain’t easy to cope with. I know that you know this.
Don’t trust the feeling. You are the reason I never let go.

I know this is not what you thought of me.
It’s the place I always run when I’m ashamed and don’t know what to believe.
But this is not what you thought of me
When you opened me up and showed me all of my everything.
You do the best that you can with me
And when I slow down… I never slow down.
So take hold, honey. Look me in these tired little eyes.
Do you see me?

I know I’m not easy to cope with. I know that you know this.
I know I’m not easy to deal with. Believe me, I feel this.


from Language Burier, released June 3, 2016
Written, performed, engineered, produced by Alan Goffinski.
Mastered by Adam Wisz.
Artwork by Tara Miller.



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