Give Up the Ghost

from by Nate Bakkum



why won't you back down?
just accept your day has passed
nothing left to give
time to disappear
move on to another life
learn to be alone

why do you persist?
placing all your barriers
blocking every road
it’s not yours anymore
failure to imagine what
this place will soon become

set yourself free
give up
let go

you feel the rising tide
waves encroaching from all sides
paddling upstream
you know the game has changed
contradictions and mistakes
protecting what was yours

but it’s not yours
give up
let go

it’s not enough
that you've been here before
not good enough
pedal’s to the floor
you show your fear
and argue it’s unclear
give up the ghost
fade away and let us go


from Resolutions, released March 11, 2017



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