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Can't Get Rid of It

This song was created for Game of Bands round 145 : "Track Must Build to a Climax at Some Point II"

Lyrics:

Can't Get Rid Of It


I took your portrait down
Leaving holes I'd only bored in theory
Nail left on the ground
For the incompletely leery soul to find

And where it used to hang
Appears a burnished shade
An insubstantial ghost of you
That I fear might never fade

No metaphor provided
Can approach that bitter shape
Track the essence back as I did
And there's no escape, make no mistake


The room I'm in goes on and on and on
I don't belong anymore
But the way's occluded
I can't find the door as you did
I can't get rid of it

(I can't get rid of it)
(I can't get rid of, rid of, rid of)


I knew there'd be a last call
A final tock in the clock I'd counted upon
Then it was no surprise when the spirits dried
So why'd I want to know why

I thought I tried to play
That unruly game I called our time
Your rules were obfuscated
My racer weighted down, chasing you around the room


The room I'm in goes on and on and on
I don't belong anymore
But the way's occluded
I can't find the door as you did
I can't get rid of it


Dip my brain in straight paint stripper 'till it stops recreating your face
Surround the sound of your voice with a choice of words 'till it drowns in place

I brought the wall down
Ghost and all, let it fall
The void is gone now
Filled and paved
Poured out a shot again
Spinning up my pain
I cut the chains on the anchor you gave me
Stepped on a landmine
Nails embedded, got shredded
Gritted up and walked it off
Even though I may be lost
That clock's still ticking away
Last call was yesterday


The room I'm in goes on and on and on
It's pretty fucking long and boring
But there's no way out
Unless I kick the door in
[Exit]

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