Ceyeo is a Chicago-based artist whose first album, ‘Machine Learning,’ released in 2022, has over 2.5 million streams in over 100 countries.
Inspired by the artists, protest songs and poetry of the 60’s and 70’s, as well as music from all time periods and genres, Ceyeo combines EDM, rock, conscious hip-hop and R&B to create intricate music with an accessible alt feel that subverts typical rock and pop conventions.
** I think you may be lost
and then she put her hand on my head
yea. I think you might be right, I guess
and this is as good a time as any to confess
so here goes
listen up, because i feel like I’m gonna drown
just sitting here, I can’t breath and being pulled underground
vivid thoughts in my head just spinning around and around and around
taking me back there, making me angry and killing my will to care
something needs to change because I can’t take this anymore.
It’s like I walked into a room without a floor
and I don’t need permission, and I’m tired of opposition
what I need is someone to just listen and recognize my condition.
ain’t it funny that this is me now, I never saw it coming
it’s messed up how things turned out to be, I never thought I’d be the one running
I thought I was doing good, but I was just turned crazy
Now I’m on edge, there’s no downtime, I only feel mad, and my brain is hazy
you know I’ve seen things I wish I hadn’t
did things I wish I didn’t
your always on edge and alert and it happens so fast
then days later your back home but the pain, fear and guilt is hard to get past
now its time to start living and god, I’m so confused
aint it funny how little it took to light this fuse. now here we are - boom.
** Pause babe, just know that I hear you
** I love you babe we’ll get thru this together
yea that means a lot to me, I said
And she held me as we sit on the edge of the bed
But I hate how weak I sound, is the only thing I could think really to reply
I hate not being a stronger person, someone who you can rely on
ya, It’s weird, you know, I feel like an alien
I’m always angry, can never sleep, and it’s completely draining
and i’ve pushed everyone away, even you I bet
No one wants a broken person, someone who can’t move on and just forget i guess
the machine of war, spit me out, I guess
yea, I’ll work thru the stress, get thru this damn mess
I gotta fight this hard I know, gonna stop this downward spin
I want the healing to begin, I know I can win
Peace is best - ya’ll be well
WRITTEN BY: CEYEO