ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC
Artist: Dan Mangan
Song: Whistleblower

This week’s artist spotlight is on Dan Mangan and his song Whistleblower. Describing how the song came to be, Dan speaks of the need to find balance between the perfunctory, automatic self, and the more empathetic, intuitive, and emotional side of ourselves — as well as the need to “call out the bullshit, but also not be burdened by it.”

You can find Whistleblower on your music streaming platform of choice or visit the link below.

Lyrics

How could I have known
The hollowness of bones
Until I was shown
The weight of being alone?

The edge of all that is
Pierces slowly in
Opens up the skin
Takes as well as gives

But you could be the whistleblower
You could really sound it out
The end of all the willful blindness
Mayor of the town

This is how the deal came to be
This is how the deal came to be

I could really use
The decency of youth
I am so fed up with all of you
Present company excluded

All of this suffice to say
I’ll come back from being away
Get complacent, and unawake
Back to my senses

But you could be the whistleblower
You could really sound it out
The end of all the willful blindness
Mayor of the town

This is how the deal came to be
This is how the deal came to be
This is how the deal came to be
This is how the deal came to be

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