Give Up

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Panic – I feel insane, the doors are closed but my way’s untamed.
Closely I inspect softly, only to find the best of it’s been maimed.
Question – I’m feeling lame, what exactly does this treatment bring?
Heaven – so out of place, so out of reach, but where’s the real bait.

Screaming just to hear someone, all but gravity’s gone numb, where’s the payoff for this in the end?
Desperate for a reaching hand, climbing from behind to grab consolation from the sand.

A waste of time you spent on hope rewarded with my demands.
I don’t think so.
Your youth deprives you of the insight required to understand.
I won’t give in just yet.

Silence – not in my head, but on their face when I unlock my mind.
Exposure to a new thought, a different view that may disrupt their kind.
Rigid – it doesn’t stick, why won’t they hear me? Why even try?
Untrained – I step one back, set myself aside and then I press rewind.

A shadow falls upon my back, observing one factor I lack, attachment to their proven point of view.
Appeal is not the answer and their truth is not the problem, and my own cannot defend the few.

A waste of time you spent on love rewarded with my demands.
I don’t think so.
Your youth explains the logic and confusion in your hands.
I won’t give up just yet.

I won’t give up, I won’t give up.
Lay it down, lie down, lay it down, lie down.

Panic – the tension peaks, I grip my bride because if I don’t, it grips me.
Hopeful that there’s will save, I’ll follow mine though its heart and soul are raining.
Candor – though now it’s dark, I know the rays will bloom and save me.
Closure – in my position, I feel it’s safe to claim that it’s working.

Screaming for the sake of one, the world’s collapsed upon the sun, attendance will exceed allotted space.
Desperate for a seat up front the guests will stumble deaf and dumb to see a heart in place.

A waste of time you spent on what rewarded with my demands.
I don’t think so.
Your youth bleeds in the soil and it's beginning to expand.
I won’t give up.
I won’t give up
I won’t give up
I won’t give up
I won’t give up just yet.


from Sigh, released October 25, 2013




Clidesfeld Minneapolis, Minnesota

Clidesfeld is a musical project founded in 2004 by multi-instrumentalist Brandon Sullivan in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project grew to host several collaborators spanning genres from downtempo electronic to melodic riff rock. Rooted deeply in a DIY mentality and an insatiable taste for thoughtful expression and experimentation, the project is inherently inconsistent in tone and frequency. ... more

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