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When We Lie

By Aaron Kruziki Ephesians 4:25
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Musician Aaron Kruziki brings us this beautiful and intricate song in response to the theme of “Lies” from Ephesians 4:25. Click "Read More" to see the lyrics. Read More

Musician Aaron Kruziki brings us this beautiful and intricate song in response to the theme of “Lies” from Ephesians 4:25.

Lyrics

Now  you  are  no  longer  strangers  to  us
Or  no  longer  foreigners  to  heaven
You  are  all  members  of  our  own  family
Citizens  of  our  country
You  belong  in  our  household With  every  other  soul

For  we  are  all  human
Making  choices  some  say  are  mistakes…
We  learn  these  lies  to  be  self-‐evident
And  teach  ourselves  that  our  truth  is  now  fake
Stop  lying  to  each  other
Tell  the  truth 
For  we  are  apart  of  one  another
And  when  we  lie  to  each  other
We  hurt  our  own

Momentary  truth  replaced  by  lies
I’m  wondering  through  this  life  
And  keep  on  striving
Wake  up  every  morning  with  sun  in  my  eyes
And  soon  enough  clouds  roll  by  I  keep  on  trying
Over  and  over  I  ask  myself
When  it  started  in  my  life All  this  lying

Stop  lying  to  each  other
Tell  the  truth
For  we  are  apart  of  one  another
And  when  we  lie  to  each  other
We  hurt  our  own

Details
Year
2013
Lyrics and music by
Aaron Kruziki
Engineered and produced by
Aaron Kruziki, Long Island City, NY
Mastered by
Tyler Duncan, Ann Arbor, MI

Scripture

Ephesians 4:25

25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

Artist
Aaron Kruziki

Aaron Kruziki

From the Artist

“When We Lie” is a piece based on Ephesians 4:25: “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” Because we are all part of one body, we are part of one another. Humans are all part of a collective consciousness that bends and folds, opens and closes, much the same as a lotus flower. As a lotus flower opens at dawn, it’s neighbor opens as well. At dusk, when the flower starts to close, its neighbor follows suit. Much in this manner, humans open and close, often simultaneously with our neighbors, friends, lovers and strangers. When we close off, we don’t see others closing, and often assume we’re the only ones that are closing. This closing is the lie. This lie, whether it comes from family, friends, or ourselves, is this act of closing. We are dishonest and go about our lives in a state of denial, making these lies sound true and be true. With this new false-truth, we start to close, often not realizing how the lie affects those around us. When we face the righteous truth within us, we start to open, and often find others open around us. Like the lotus flower opening with the sun and closing with the moon, we are all connected. The lies we tell neighbors and ourselves connect us, just as the inner-truth connects us. We have to make a choice: to choose the inner truth or the false-truth. We make the choice to either face our demons or to avoid them.

Biography
Born and bred in Wisconsin, Aaron Kruziki is a dynamic musician and composer, educator and producer. Currently employed by Steinway & Sons, as part of the Steinway Hall sales team, Manhattan, Aaron’s artistic output includes jazz, rock, pop, and the avant-garde. As a saxophonist and clarinetist, Aaron has received consecutive degrees in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory and Western Michigan University, studying with George Garzone and Trent Kynaston respectively. Read More

Born and bred in Wisconsin, Aaron Kruziki is a dynamic musician and composer, educator and producer. Currently employed by Steinway & Sons, as part of the Steinway Hall sales team, Manhattan, Aaron’s artistic output includes jazz, rock, pop, and the avant-garde.  As a saxophonist and clarinetist, Aaron has received consecutive degrees in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory and Western Michigan University, studying with George Garzone and Trent Kynaston respectively. Aaron is a member of “Dapp Theory”, Andy Milne’s M-base ensemble, and is an active member of the Brooklyn and Queens DIY rock, pop and jazz scenes, performing at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Glasslands and The Blue Note.  His voice moves fluidly from woodwinds to synths and vocoder, performing in genres ranging from synth-pop to world beat.  In 2012 Aaron was commissioned by the Chelsea Music Festival to compose music based on John Cage’s “Lectures on Nothing” and is proud to be twice commissioned by “Spark and Echo Arts”.

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