Vacation From Nothing

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Possessed by impulse, force fed to appease
A constant low grumble, down to my knees
Bargaining, pleading, designed to fail
Unhinged, and drifting, and dreaming of land
No past no future, no career in love
So crass, so tepid, under a fluorescent sun
Unyielding, dissolving, regressing in fear
Diluted and searing, our blazing sea

This oasis becomes a desert
This ocean becomes a grave
And my limbs become jelly when they’re hit by the waves
My mind is a fucking anchor, rotten from the inside out
And God, it’s dragging me under
Wait until the bubbles stop…

Dozing, and waking
Nodding off in the heat
These hours, they slip away
like sand between my fingertips
Each movement takes its toll
paralyzed by lethargy
But I accept my place within this cradle of apathy

I’m all dried up but my brain’s gone wet
and I haven’t quenched my thirst just yet
Body’s baked into a blistering shell
is the world my oyster or a personal hell?
Riptides of regret are pulling me under
The harsh salty air is tearing me asunder
I’m an emotional shipwreck lost at sea
and there’s a siren in the bottle serenading me

There’s a place for you
and a place for me
But it only exists
at the bottom of the sea

I’m tired, so tired, of drowning all alone
Put a message in a bottle, and send it back home:
“I’M NOT HAVING FUN ANYMORE!”

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from Born To Run In Place, released December 18, 2016

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