Less To Give – Ilana Charnelle

From the show Play Nice (2017).

Written for the collaborative live art project, Tensions: Curated Work (2015)

After ‘Drift’ by James O’Donoghue
 
 

It all starts with a goodbye

Staring the void in the eye

Might not realise at the time

Another part is gone
  

You felt it coming, the decay

Stem the break for one more day

But over time it wore away

And now you’re on your own
 
 
Like plastic breaking down

My half-life’s getting shorter now

Every time I break apart I’ve got a little less to give

The point of no return, crumble more after every burn

Every time it happens it’s a shorter life to live

Every time I break apart I’ve got a little less to give
 
 
Can’t rip you out that easily

When I let you go, you take some of me

So I lie beside him quietly and wish I was alone
 
 
Early days are always good

The joy of being understood

I said I will when I thought I never would

Life’s exhausting on your own
 
 
Like plastic breaking down

My half-life’s getting shorter now

Every time I break apart I’ve got a little less to give

The point of no return, crumble more after every burn

Every time it happens it’s a shorter life to live

Every time I break apart I’ve got a little less to give

  
I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine

I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine

Smile a little, breathe real deep

Say it till you don’t lose sleep

I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine

I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine

  
I’m at the point of no return, crumble more after every burn

Every time it happens it’s a shorter life to live

I’m at the point of no return, crumble more after every burn

Every time it happens it’s a shorter life to live

Every time I break apart I’ve got a little less to give

 

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