Clipping - Single

by The Gates Of Sleep

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1.
Clipping 05:09
Time crawls along Clock's tickin' like a gong It's drowning out the song Of hatred Smile And look away She's hissin' And I finally listened As my country turned to dust Oh well Oh well It's not as if my input ever cracked the code And set the inmates free Free to gallop o'er the glistening land Now foggy and unplanned Oh, how can we withstand? Hide and seek To be free Hide and seek Endlessly Go Tears are slipping And I'm tripping Almost clipping through the wall To leave your wretched drawl Now I'm breathing Feel my nostrils grieving And the sky is cleaving innocence Oh well Oh well It's just another day I'm coming of age And this is just a test Can you do it? Push all of the buttons Save all of the shut-ins We depend on you Hide and seek To be free Hide and seek Endlessly Yes, I know that They will come for me Just as they came for you But all I feel is blue, oh Fingers wrapping tight Turning off all the lights Empty-throated hero Good-for-nothing zero Yes, I know that They will come for me Just as they came for you But all I feel is blue, oh Fingers wrapping tight Turning off all the lights Empty-throated hero Good-for-nothing zero
2.
There are things I'd rather do Than sit around all day and think Of all the ways in which I'm sick So get to work (I don't tell lies)

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I am afraid.

Please find attached a plea of discomfort. I know of the injustices in the world, and I am too weary to fight them. My privilege affords me the ability to hide, and seek treatment for my own issues before those of others. I am afraid of my complicity in capitalism, and it haunts me, the thought of people suffering whilst I do nothing. I do believe that if I were to not protect my own health, I would be no help in any revolution whatsoever, but still, the thought haunts me all the same. One day I will have the capacity to fight back, and until then, this song will help me to unlatch the little hands that threaten to drag me down.

Content warning: hate crime.

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released April 4, 2019

All songs written, composed, recorded, and produced by Starla Insigna.

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