MARCUS

You don’t know you’re bored ‘til other people come around.  You tryin’ to help me?  When people are sincere it never helps.  ‘Bout the only time it does is when you don’t need something  they need…

WILLIE

You go to church as a boy?

MARCUS

Yeah… I got baptized.  Didn’t you?

WILLIE

There’s talk about Jesus, but I don’t think that’s really it.  People offer it in that name—the help you need—and that’s what matters.  It’s like any idea and how you come to associate with it.  That someone who’ll be your forgiver.  That’ll give you the stuff that matters—what makes you feel.  What you go to when you fall.  It has to have a name.  We have to have it to be loved…

CHORUS

Don’t make it harder than it is.  In time we all do that.  We become self-conscious.  But this is not really the truth because that’s already been lost.  A particular point of view.  If you’re gonna be into yourself be into yourself—know who you are.  For that’s what’s really lost in those self-conscious moments.  The sense of it.  What comes through in waves you on the outside where someone else takes the stage and speaks.  You see their life but not their death and yet it’s so easy to become them—to understand.  And so really in those introverted moments there is no self at all but another.  Another voice unique and identifiable and you lose yourself in them.  What makes them angry.  What causes them pain.  You get the jokes that they make you laugh at even when the punch line isn’t funny…  But don’t make it harder than it is when these moments come.  When your own voice is quieted to listen to another.  To see things as they see them.  For this is not self-love though we call it that of the weak-minded.  Those easily swayed…  Look to the root and you will find it there—the why of why you do it.  Whether it be to love or be loved.  Whether you take on another’s burdens, and whether it’s a heavy load.

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