Angst

from by Charlie Crane

/

about

Angst (noun): Fear or worry without an evident outward source. It really isn't that glamorous.

lyrics

Lookin' out the window,
Seein' winter wind blow,
On a train to your place for the day

Meet you at the station,
It's instantly frustratin':
I can't think of anything to say

It's been such a while since
We have sat in silence
I forgot how much it frightens me

With a dread so nameless
Ominous and aimless
It's a mental game of hide and seek

Small talk leads to bigger stress
Every word a major inquisition
All I do is second guess
All you want's a little intuition
As each frozen second passes
The expectation becomes paralyzing
Every moment's angst amasses
I'm apologizing for apologizing

When we get to talking
Worry still is stalking
It's a self-fulfilling prophecy

It'll never end well
Walking upon eggshells
Saying everything so carefully

Readin' my expression
Only leaves you guessin'
Cuz I don't want to let on something's wrong

So I build a bubble
Never mention trouble
Till I sing about it in a song

Small talk leads to bigger stress
Every word a major inquisition
All I do is second guess
All you want's a little intuition
Looking glum and feeling nauseous
Nervous over small decision-making
Overwhelmed and overcautious
The span of choice is so intimidating
As each frozen second passes
The expectation becomes paralyzing
Every moment's angst amasses
I'm apologizing for apologizing

And I can't believe what I've committed to muscle memory
And where I'm at's a far ways off from where I thought I'd be
But please be patient my dear
I don't wanna stay forever here
And I know that I can persevere
Over existential fear

credits

from Loanwords, released December 12, 2012

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Charlie Crane Chicago, Illinois

contact / help

Contact Charlie Crane

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code