Lost Cause

from by Nazneen Rahman

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This is one of my most popular songs. There is so much mental distress in the world today, particularly in the young it would seem. This song is trying to give a voice to that. This song made the finals of UK Songwriting competition


Why can’t you hear me?
I’m talking quite loud.
Is the voice in my head?
Was it lost in that crowd?

Why can’t you hear me?
I’m singing it out.
My lungs ache from the crying
There’s no cause for doubt.

And I’ve told you I’m sorry
I’m not this girl.
I’ve told you I’m trying
Not to drown in this world.

Why can’t you see me?
I’m standing right here.
Has the black of my shadows
Made my face disappear?

Why won’t you touch me?
I’m lying so still.
I won’t be any trouble
When’s the next pill?

And I’ve told you I’m looking
Though it’s so very dark.
I’ve told you I’ll keep searching
For our bench in the park.

And I long to taste the air outside this space
To sense some warmth upon my face
But I have no feeling.
I just keep falling, I’m falling, I’m falling,
Keep falling down.

Why won’t you help me?
I’m trying so hard
Are you scared I’ll drag you under
If you let down your guard?

Won’t anyone help me?
Why do you all pause?
Can you sense in the ether
That I’m a lost cause.

But I promise I’m fighting
No one could do more
I promise I’m clinging on
Though my fingers are raw

Hush now, I’m talking
I can’t say it out loud.
Too weak even to whisper
No strength to be proud.

And you know that I’m sorry
That I can’t try anymore
You know I’m too crippled
To swim to the shore

Can anyone hear me?


from Can't Clip My Wings, track released May 5, 2014
Music and lyrics Nazneen Rahman
Production Joe Davison for Auburn Jam Music


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Nazneen Rahman London, UK

I sing stories to make sense of the world. To wonder and wander. I hope my music inspires some journeys for you. My music has jazz, sophisti-pop, trip-hop and folktronica influences. Thanks for listening.

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