Arienette

The fragile keep secretsGathered in pocketsAnd they will sell them for nothingA cheap watch or locketThat kind of gold washes offAnd the sad act like lepersThey stick to the shadowsThey long to ring bells of warningTo tell of their comingSo that the pure can shut their doorsThe angry are animals […]

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An Attempt To Tip The Scales

Did you expect it all to stopAt the wave of your hand?Like the sun’s just gonna dropIf it’s night you demandWell, in the dark we are just airSo the house might dissolveBut once we’re gone, who’s gonna careIf we were ever here at all?Well, summer’s gonna comeIt’s gonna cloud our […]

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How Many Lights Do You See?

How many lights do you see?How many lights do you see?There’s one to say that night has comeAnd there’s one that guards this jagged shoreAnd there’s one to call the children homeAnd there’s one to light the path they takeHow many lights do you see?How many lights do you see?There’s […]

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Going For The Gold

There’s a voice on the phonetelling what had happened,some kind of confusionmore like a disaster.And it wondered how you were left unaffected,but you had no knowledge.No, the chemicals covered you.So a jury was formedas more liquor was poured.No need for conviction,they’re not thirsting for justice.But I slept with the lies […]

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Sunrise, Sunset

Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunsetSwiftly go the daysSunrise, sunset, you wake up then you undressIt always is the sameThe sunrise and a sun setsYou are lying while you confessKeep trying to explainThe sunrise and the sun setsYou realize and then you forgetWhat you have been trying to retainBut everybody knows it’s […]

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Neely O'hara

In the morning when you throw up waterAnd your skin, it turns a pale, pale yellowWell, every day you lose more colorDo you think that someone paints your mirror?Do you think that someone paints your mirror?And you think that things sound differentAt the time when you speakThere are visions much […]

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I Won't Ever Be Happy Again

Well morning cameAnd it dressed the skyIn a lovely yellow gownNow the shops they areAll openingIn that narrow hallway of downtownFilled with people whoAre shopping forTheir lovers and their friendsSaying they won’t ever be lonely againWell a forest fencedbecomes backyardsLike songs are born from soundAnd the apple fellAnd it taught […]

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On My Way To Work

There’s a car parked where the block beginsAnd these people singing praisesSay it’s all because of himAnd there’s a bird perched on a frayed wet wireAnd his voice sings out for a loverBut it’s covered by the choirOf voices reaching way beyond the raftersWith devotion they perform these sacred tasksThey […]

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Tereza And Thomas

Let’s sail awayPast the noise of the bayLet’s sail awayPast the birth and death of the dayLet’s sail awayTo where the blues and greensSwirl into grayLet’s sail awayLet’s sail awayPast the cradle of these wavesLet’s sail awayPast the tide and its slow decayLet’s sail awayTo where the water goesSome endless […]

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I've Been Eating For You

So, I’m just the medicineYou take when you’re sickYou get well and that’s itI’m put back on the shelf in your mirrorAnd it isn’t exceptionalThe course of our fateSo, people love and they hateAnd I guess it’s just our turn to hateYeah, you were just some song I wroteA poem […]

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February Fifteenth

All eyes on the calendaranother year I claim of total indifferenceTo hear the days pile upWith decisions to be madeI’m sure all of them were wrongInto this song, I send myselfAnd with these drinksI plan to collapse and forgetThis wasted yearThese wasted yearsDevoted friends, they disappearAnd, I’m sorry about the […]

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Something Vague

Now and again it seems worse than it is,but mostly the view is accurate.You see your breath in the airas you climb up the stairsto that coffin you call your apartment. And you sink in your chair,brush the snow from your hairand drink the cold away.You’re not really surewhat you’re […]

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Padraic My Prince

I had a brother onceHe drowned in a bathtubbefore he’d ever learned how to talkAnd I don’t know what his name wasbut my mother doesI heard her say it oncePadraic my prince, I have all but diedFrom the sheer weight of my shameYou cried but no one cameAnd the water […]

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A Line Allows Progress, A Circle Does Not

Sitting around, no work today.Try pacing to keep awake.Laying around, no school today.Just drink until the clock has circled all the way. It’s late afternoon, as you walk through the roomsof a house that is quietexcept for unanswered telephones.You stand near the sink,you mix up a drink.You think you don’t […]

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