Clipping - Single

by The Gates Of Sleep

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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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Track Name: Clipping
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
Track Name: EIGHT BIT DEATH
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)