Obituary for a Once Stagnant Fear

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Many of the songs I write deal with the shadow self we deny or try our damnedest to ignore. The abuser and the victim were the shadowy figures who came to sing in my head when this song presented itself.

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The ties that bind me,
We once spoke in chorus.
Now they remind me,
That our hearts they stay porous.
Let me go.
I can no longer believe you.
Let me go, let me go.
Your anger never will leave you.

That’s why you’ve found me
With a hope that is broken.
I can’t correct this one glaring defect
Or risk my life for a token.
Let me go.
I can no longer stay silent.
Let me go, let me go.
I’ve had enough of this violence.

I’ll leave you to your game, sit here with the shame,
Because I don’t want to play no more.
You’ll have to take the blame one day
When you can’t runaway no more.

What still astounds me,
It’s possible to live with this.
A defect I can only correct
With the miracle of forgiveness.
Let me go.
Fear will only preserve this.
Let me go, let me go.
I don’t believe I deserve this.

I’ll leave you to your game, sit here with my shame,
Because I won’t take the blame no more.
You’ll have to face the same one day
When you can’t runaway no more.
I’ll leave you to your game, sit here with the shame,
Because I don’t want to play no more.
You’ll have to take the blame one day
When you can’t runaway no more.

credits

from Naked Despair, released December 1, 2013
t.k. bollinger – Guitar, Voice, Melodica

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t.k. bollinger Melbourne, Australia

A connoisseur of dark moods and plaintive melodies, t.k. bollinger is an explorer on the road less travelled. His musical children are songs of contrite and emotionally challenged characters confessing their darkest fears and tortured realisations.
They speak of the usual things – love, abuse, neglect and the small triumphs and tiny truths that gleen in our day to day growth and survival.
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