An Aspie Anthem

I enjoy Toad the Wet Sprocket‘s music.  (They get bonus points for inadvertently sparking the formation of my all-time favorite band.)  After a very long hiatus this classic 90’s rock band reunited and released an awesome new album called New Constellation.  I had the opportunity to be one of their Kickstarter backers and download the tracks in early July, so this album was on heavy rotation when I realized I have Aspergers.

Have you ever had one of those moments where a song pops into your head and you don’t know why, but when you look up the lyrics or listen to the song you realize it perfectly fits your mood or the situation you were thinking about?  I had one of those moments with this song. It works so well as an Aspie anthem – sensory issues, defenses, feeling alone, wanting to “reach across the breach,” language issues, needing others even though we seem to disappear sometimes.

You can pick up the album/track on iTunes, Amazon, etc. . . and it turns out you can listen to the full track over on myspace, which is apparently still a thing.

“Is There Anyone Out There”

A swarm of senses, a shatterstorm
Tangled threads to weave a world
We build defenses and call them homes
Each alive, alert, alone

Is there anyone out, is there anyone out there, hey, hey
Is there anyone out, is there anyone out there calling for you
‘Cause I don’t know how to reach across the breach so deep between us
Is there anyone out, is there anyone out there
Who feels the way I do

Uncertain language, imperfect words
How can we expect to speak the truth
I need you closer
I need you still
No matter how I seem to disappear from you

Is there anyone out, is there anyone out there, hey, hey
Is there anyone out, is there anyone out there

The world I’ve seen it seems no-one could ever know
The same as every other one of seven billion souls

Is there anyone, is there anyone out there
Is there anyone out, is there anyone out there, I’m calling for you
‘Cause I don’t know how to reach across the breach so deep between us
Is there anyone out, is there anyone out there
Who feels the way I do

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