Oh, Bother

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I've been trying not to tell you that it's getting really hard
to cast away this sinking feeling enveloping my heart.
It's nothing I can't handle, I've been doing this for years.
but when I'm alone too long, I lose myself in here.

You didn't have to tell me, I know something's been wrong.
with the way I hang my shoulders and hesitate to talk.
So I call it keeping busy, blame it on a lack of sleep.
I've been alone so long, I don't feel like fighting.

I've been living like solitaire.
I've been choking on my self awareness.
I'll hole up and hold it down until I'm emotionless
and laugh myself off the hook if anyone notices.
Even starfish stories can't draw me out
I don't need a pity party to drag me down.

I didn't want to tell you, but it just got so damn hard
to lie awake each evening knowing on my own, this can't be cured.
I'm so scared that it's contagious, that my burden's your expense.
When you're alone this long, love ceases to make sense.

If I'm alone too long; I can't be alone too long
Don't leave me alone too long, I'm so afraid I'll stay like this.


from Trust Your Bike, released September 16, 2014


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endearingly awkward pop/rock.

see also: future teens, death party

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