Kavalier Calm's Crowdsource Inspiration

Hi. I'm Kavalier Calm. I write songs and poems inspired by the people I meet on the internet. Ask, and I’ll write something for you. Really.
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  • Tonight’s inspiration comes via a direct question from holycrapacupcake:

    What happens when you feel trapped in all of your friendships? Like you would rather sit in the dark, alone, than be talking to someone or anyone for that matter, just because you can’t trust what they say - how does that make sense?

    This was the first time I wrote from a direct question. It’s inherently more difficult to respond to a single question than it is to read hundreds of posts and just respond to one that piques my interest. I could do it, though, because I understood the dilemma at the heart of the question. Song’s short and in the future will have more guitar/vocal tracks. I had to create a SoundCloud account because I write more than one song a day, and Tumblr tries to restrict my productivity! Enjoy!

         Better off alone

    People don’t have to be liars
    to never speak the truth.
    You and yours and all your noise
    is giving me the blues.
    Sometimes you got friends all around you,
    but nothing they say fills your soul.

    The blues is knowing
    you’re better off alone.

    We all say we care about each others’ pain,
    and all this pretending is good and fine.
    But sometimes you need a quiet place,
    somewhere dark to rest your mind.
    One of these days I’m going to lock my door
    and disconnect my phone.

    The blues is knowing
    you’re better off alone.