Gave Up Today

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Front door was open, porch light was blue
Radio played softly, we were through
Dogs were sleeping, you opened a beer
Bedroom light burned out, why are we here

It’s hard not to say, gave it away
Got in the way, gave up today

Landlord’s an asshole, you keep the lease
I’ll get my things, and give you release
I’m taking the records, and the ones I gave you
You never listened, I wished I knew

It’s hard not to say, changed in a day
Got in the way, gave up today

Half empty houses, half of our friends
All of those couples, none in the end
Last night is over, morning is here
Days and weeks, turn into a year

It’s hard not to say, gave it away
Got in the way, gave up today


from Mass Amnesia, released January 3, 2020
Music and Lyrics by Ted Hattemer


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Ted Hattemer Columbus, Ohio

Member of Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments (drums), Moviola (bass), and other local Columbus, Ohio bands. I play all the instruments on this release. Enjoy!

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