God's Country

state trooper thinks I drive too fastpulled me over to tell me soI say out here on the prarieany speed is too slowI miss brooklyn I miss my crewlet’s start overI missed my cueguess I just forgotwho I was talking to I should have recognizedthat fierce look in his eyesI’ve […]

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Pale Purple

pale purple nipplesgoose pimpledshe shivers shifts from a walk to a trotalone in the cityinfested with facesimmune to new friendshipsinterested in places she’s never seenshe says everything is grey hereand nothing is greenthe girls from down the streetsixteen, seventeen years oldyou can smell them getting pregnantyou can hear their rock […]

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On Every Corner

deathhas been your loverhe has brought youthe edges of your lifeand now you are looking overand all we can say isit’s gonna be all rightand I am looking forwardto looking back on these dayswhen on every cornersomeone holds a signthat says I’m homelessI’m hungry andI have AIDS how will they […]

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Pick Yer Nose

How come I can pick my earsbut not my nosewho made up that rule anywayhow can you say that’s the way it isthat’s just the way it goeswhy don’t you decide for yourselfwhat you can doand what you can say how come I can pick my friendsbut not my enemieswhat […]

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She Says

she says forget what you have to dopretend there is nothingoutside this roomand like an idea she came to mebut she came too lateor maybe too soonI said please try not to love meclose your eyes, I’m turning on the lightyou know I have no vacancyand it’s awfully cold outside […]

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Buildings And Bridges

Buildings and bridgesare made to bend in the windto withstand the world,that’s what it takesAll that steel and stoneis no match for the air, my friendwhat doesn’t bend breakswhat doesn’t bend breaks we are made to bleedand scab and heal and bleed againand turn every scar into a jokewe are […]

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Amazing Grace

amazing gracehow sweet the soundthat saved a wretch like mei once was lostbut now i’m foundwas blind but now i see ’twas grace that taughtmy heart to fearand grace that fear relievedhow precious didthat grace appearthe hour i first believed through many dangerstoils and snaresi have already come’twas grace that […]

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Hell Yeah

life is a b movieit’s stupid and it’s strangea directionless storyand the dialouge is lamebut in the he said she saidsometimes there’s some poetryif you turn your back long enoughand let it happen naturallyoh, yeahhell yeah I got a face like a limp handshakehair like an accident sceneI’ve been waking […]

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Asking Too Much

I want somebody who sees the pointlessnessand still keeps their purpose in mindI want somebody who has a tortured soulsome of the timeI want somebody who will either put out for meor put me out of miseryor maybe just put it all to wordsand make me say, you knowI never […]

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Dog Coffee

perpetrating counter-culture she is walking through the parkfirst light ugly and more muscular than the darkpushing poems at the urban silencedrawing portraits of the passers-bysitting on the curbcombining traffic soundsgetting dirty looks and dirty jeanson the dirty groundshe says I can’t figure out what kind of life this iscomedy or […]

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Not So Soft

In a forest of stoneunderneath the corporate canopywhere the sunrarelyfiltersdownthe groundis not so softnot so soft they build buildings to house peoplemaking moneyor they build buildings to make moneyoff of housing peopleit’s truelike a lot of things are trueI am foraging for a phone booth on the forest floorthat is […]

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Letting The Telephone Ring

I am letting the telephone ringcause I don’t want to know whyI don’t want to hear you explainI don’t want to hear you cryI have written so much about youso much I thought I knewwords like water used to flownow what could I possibly have to say?she is someone I […]

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Dilate

life used to be life-likenow it’s more like showbizi wake up in the nightand i don’t know where the bathroom isand i don’t know what town i’m inor what sky i am underand i wake up in the darkness and idon’t have the will anymore to wondereveryone has a skeletonand […]

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Face Up And Sing

some guy tried to rub up against mein a crowded subway carsome guy tried to feed me some stupid linein some stupid barI see the same shit everydaythe landscape looks so bleakI think I’ll take the first one of you’s homethat does something unique some chick saysthank you for saying […]

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Letter To A John

don’t ask me why I’m cryingI’m not going to tell you what’s wrongI’m just gonna sit on your lapfor five dollars a songI want you to pay me for my beautyI think it’s only right’cause I have been paying for itall of my life I’m gonna take the money I […]

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