Severance Pay

from by Blame Gilder

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It’s seven thirty the alarm goes off I know I should awake
But it’s depressing when you have no one no way to spend your day
And you’re fulfilling all your fears and you’ve chosen it this way
Still I’m hoping that I find you in a better state

It’s feeling hotter while the sun is rising somewhere past my door
I feel so guilty that I stay inside can’t take it anymore
And even though I have no patience I know that this won’t last
Without a season it’s so hard to know that time has passed

I waited on your call and nearly fell asleep I’m worried now
You said it’s complicated I’m not sure it’s different when you
Had to make your way across uncharted seas you feel alone
And no this feeling isn’t new in fact it’s getting old

A million fireflies are only coming after you at night
Put one in your mama’s mason jar so you can have some light
And while a swarm of possibilities surrounds you tonight
Choosing something will be better than remaining blind

And it’s clear to me that the fire in your heart is burning out
There are tears behind those smiles that you tout
And while your severance pay is dwindling it’s almost running out
There’s no time to stop and wonder what it’s all about

A memory is stuck it's laying there asleep inside my head
I’m climbing underneath a rock stuck between the crevasses
And though I’ve been through hell before this is clearly foreign ground
And there’s a screaming in my head and I can’t escape the sound

The phone is ringing and it feels so far away I’m disengaged
I’ve stopped answering because you’ve nothing interesting to say
If it’s important there will be a message waiting there for me
I’m looking forward to it I can use the company

And all your Facebook friends they never seem to me to make the grade
You’ve got a million of them but you still don’t know any of their names
And while you try to live inside the frame you’ve written for yourself
It’s not an accurate reflection of what you have felt

And it’s clear to me that the fire in your heart is burning out
There are tears behind those smiles that you tout
And still your severance pay is dwindling it’s almost running out
There’s no time to stop and wonder what it’s all about

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from The Threat of Guests, released September 4, 2011

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Blame Gilder is an indie rock, hard pop band from New York City and is led by Charlie Durkin and Adam Fotiades

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