Circle Of Light

standing just outsidethe circle of lightavoiding the pool cueswatching the gamewaiting for youhanging in the doorwaylike smokelike mistletoethis is where I’ll bewhenever you come or go I’m gonna roll you overgonna peel you backexpose your tender centerwatch the juices flow from the crackgonna peel you outof your protective shellor I […]

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Rush Hour

ush hourand the day’s dawningthe rain cameand pushed me under the awningthe puddles grew and threw themselves at mewith every passing carI’m shielding my guitarand there were some things that Idid not tell himthere were certain thingshe did not need to knowand there were some dayswhen I did not love […]

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Gratitude

thank youfor letting me stay herethank you for taking me inthank youfor the beer and the foodthank youfor loaning me bus farethank you for showing me aroundthat was a very kind thing to dothank youfor the use of the clean towelthank you for half of your bedwe can sleep here […]

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Back Around

my lipstickjumped shipto a styrofoam cupwith the coffee gonethe conversation strongall I got left to givebaby, is upbut sentiments like shadows growoh so long guess I gotta godon’t get updon’t cryit’s really very simplejust kiss my cheek and say goodbyeI never really go anywhere anywayI just pass through from time […]

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Hour Follows Hour

hour follows hourlike water follows watereverything is governed by the ruleof one thing leads to anotheryou can’t really place blamecuz blame is much to messysome was bound to get on you while you were tryin to put it on meand don’t fool yourself into thinking things are simplenobody’s lying still […]

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Every State Line

I got pulled over in west Texasso they could look inside my carhe said are you an american citizenI saidyes sirso farthey made sure I wasn’t smugglingsomeone in from Mexicosomeone willing to settle for america’cause there’s nowhere else to go and every state linethere’s a new set of lawsand every […]

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Napoleon

they told you your musiccould reach millionsthat the choice was up to youyou told me they alwayspay for lunchand they believe in what i doand i wonderif you miss your old friendsonce you’ve proven what you’re worthyeah i wonderwhen you’re a big starwill you miss the earth and i know […]

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Adam And Eve

tonight you stooped to my leveli am your mangy little whoreyou are trying to find your underwearand then your socks and then the doorand you’re trying to find a reasonwhy you have to leavei know it’s ‘cuz you think you’re adamand you think i’m eve you rhapsodize about beautyand my […]

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Names And Dates And Times

I know so many white peopleI mean, where do I start?the trouble with white peopleis you can’t tell them apartI’m so bad with names and dates and timesbut I’m big on facesthat is, except for mine I believe you when you tell mewe’ve met beforethis time you’ve got my interestthis […]

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Not A Pretty Girl

I am not a pretty girlThat is not what I doI ain’t no damsel in distressAnd I don’t need to be rescuedSo put me down, punkMaybe you’d prefer a maiden fairIsn’t there a kitten stuck up a tree somewhere? I am not an angry girlBut it seems like I’ve got […]

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10,00,000

the air comes off the oceanthe city smells fishythe air is full of fish and mysterywhispering who, what, whenI am warning you I am weightlessand the wind is always shiftingso don’t hang anything on meif you ever want to see it againI am telling you I’m different than youthink I […]

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Small World

she was shaking and talkinglouder and loudereach sentence was siftedto a very fine powderher face was wet and tighther grip was cold and lighta strong wind could blow you downI heard myself sayword up sistera strong windcould take me away I said how long haveyou been at largethey told me […]

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Overlap

I search your profilefor a translationI study the conversationlike a map’cause I know there is strengthin the differences between usand I know there is comfortwhere we overlap come herestand in front of the lightstand stillso I can see your sillouetteI hopeyou have got all night’cause I’m not done looking,no, I’m […]

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Fire Door

I opened the fire doorto four lipsnone of which were minekissingtightened my belt around my hipswhere your hands were missingand stepped out into the coldcollar highunder the slate grey skythe air was smoking and the streets were dryand I wasn’t joking when I saidGood Byemagazine quality men talking on the […]

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Every Angle

I’m imagining your frameevery angleand every planeI’m imagining your smellthe one that mingled with mineonce upon a timethoughts of youare picketing my brainthey refuseto work such long hours without restin unstable conditions at bestthey’re out there every dayholding up there signsand thoughts of no other man but youcould possibly get […]

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