Running on empty

I’m metaphorically Running on Empty. That song is now running through my head.

I have a 30 page paper due at 5pm tomorrow. I have 27 pages and a dearth of footnotes. I told myself I’d stop researching last month but just found a paper that parallels mine.

I’d love to stick around but I’m running behind
You know I don’t even know what I’m hoping to find
Running into the sun but I’m running behind…