Ear to the Concrete

from by Toodles & the Hectic Pity



This one's about the ongoing cycle between of feeling relaxed and care-free and feeling overcome with anxiety, self-doubt and agoraphobia. How slowly good things start to seem bad, worse and then better again, and how the best thing to do in basically any situation is to watch Empire Strikes Back: the greatest film ever made.


I never really found a better way to say "I don't love you but I like you anyway. As soon as we get back together we'll be far away from here. We'll buy a one-way ticket to Canada. Maybe things will be better there, because things are so shit here."

I guess you never thought that I would see, when we would comb each other's hair by the sea. And as you push me over, the sand gets in my eyes. I guess you don't like anybody sober, and these people you despise. You never thought that we would get older but the wrinkles are growing around your eyes.

They don't really want you here. So we should go home and listen to Bon Iver.

And maybe we should spend our evening just reading books and drinking tea, Empire Strikes Back, and complaining about our families.
All the lonely people have now found some place to sleep. A sofa bed is better than an ear to the concrete.

I guess you never thought the time of day would affect you but it will anyway. All this celebration means I'm hiding in my room. I guess I don't really mind the shouting 'cause these walls are bullshit proof. I'll just spend the rest of my evening counting the drops of sweat as they fall on my boots.


from Call In Sick, released June 24, 2017



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