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  1. Dear John

From the recording Resonance Part 2: Digital Rain

Lyrics

I know you’re still hoping, my childhood friend
I feel the strength of our connection again
Nothing I say can erase the past
But everything’s changed for me, at last

I see the divide, that gulf in between
A symptom of problems we can’t even see
Locked within layers of complexity
Demanding the help of selfless machines

You gave us a plan for a better way forward
Trusting both sides would come to order
Instead what we see is a failure of will
Where lies become truth as leaders stand still

Oh… Dear John, dear John
The problem is bigger than you understood
Oh… Dear John, yeah, dear John
We’ve taken the bait now we’re trapped in the ‘Net

Digital silos rise and engulf us
Resonant chambers of biased presumptions
The disinformation we share and repeat
Echoes right back in a chorus of tweets

Humility dies with absolute certainty
Stupidity spreads like an airborne disease
To rescue the future from mindless belief
We must see to it first that intuition is freed

Crunching the data, dear John, is all good
But first we must fix what’s under the hood
Conscious agency must be re-found
Or else it’s turtles all the way down

Oh… Dear John, dear John
The problem is bigger than you understood
Oh… Dear John, yeah, dear John
We’ve taken the bait now we’re trapped in the ‘Net