Life of the Mind

Originally Performed By: Voices in Your Head

Seasons Performed: 2012-2013

Music By: Chris Rishel

Lyrics By: Brianne Holland

Arranger: Chris Rishel

Choreographer: Alex Gilewicz

Recorded On:


Solo: Chris Rishel

Life of the Mind - An A Cappella Original
Solo: Chris Rishel


Frozen to the core
Beaten in
Shadowed by a storm

Careful what you breathe
Careful what you seek
Everyone, everyone can see

Dig the truth up out of the sand
Let the pieces come off in your hand
It’s only over if you don’t understand

Stay angry
Stay wounded
Stay hungry
Stay human

In the cave
Do you know your name?
Think for truth, not for fame
But it’s all, but it’s all the same

Designs of force are the voice of the blind
Radio silence is the life of the mind
It’s only over when the people resign

Stay foolish
Stay elusive
Stay human

"Soldiers: don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men... You the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure."

Break your promises
It’s only over
If our children forget
The wrinkles around our eyes are set
With dishonesty
With our bondage
It’s not over
It’s not over yet

Stay angry
Stay hungry
Stay human