Sandalwood

she can’t tell me that all of the love songs have been written,’cause she’s never been in love with you before. your skin smells lovely like sandalwood.your hair falls soft like animals.i’m tryin’ to keep cool, but everyone likes you. i want to kiss the back of your neck,the top […]

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Snow Day

it’s a bad day.it’s a train ride.it’s a bad day.you’re my medicine. it’s a snow day.it’s a full moon.it’s a snow day. when’d you get down to my bones?where’ll i find that wishing stone?the beads, the records,all the calls, and the drinks alone. first by mind, then by musicyou’ll make […]

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Taffy

my friend’s got a bruise on his leg, a bruise on his legeverytime you speak.my friend’s got a bruise on his leg, where i press my kneeeverytime you speak. actually, bottom line, you tell the truth sometimes.sometimes you tell the truth like you’re pulling taffy. my friend’s got a bruise […]

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It's Over

sorry sir, i stole your money.sorry sir, i feel,but it’s so, so twisted,so unreal. it was what i’d heard of,and what i didn’t have,but i cannot give what i do not have,and i cannot take what i do not have.i can’t take it. don’t stultify.don’t hold me high.don’t stultify.don’t hold […]

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Alone

i want to be by myself, sometimes i do.i don’t want to be left behind, but sometimes i’m left by you. i press my tongue to the top of my mouth,’cause my jaw, it was tired with the thinking.i stretched my toes to the end of the couch,’cause my back, […]

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Do You Sleep?

do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?do you sleep, do you count sheep anymore?do you sleep anymore? do you take plight on my tongue like lead?do you fall gracefully into bed anymore? i saw you as you walked across my room.you looked out the window, you looked at […]

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Lisa Listen

who would steal on sunday?who’d made them believe make-believe?who’d buy a prayer when you can pray for free?if the way you held your coffee was the way you looked at me,then i could take both my hands off the tv. i’ve been sleeping on half of my bed lately,and thinking […]

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Rose-Colored Times

those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed.those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes open wide. shabby tried to comb her hair with the gift from her grandma, her blood.tangled she got halfway.sticky and powdered with dirt from the ground where her mamma had left her.had […]

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Hurricane

skeleton boy by the side of the road.he warned me, he told me;he said, "there’s this woman, she’s a hurricane,she will heal your heart up, she is hurrying." he said, "don’t look for holidays.don’t look, just run away.go suffocate, and choke your own cry.go where the water,where the water, seeps […]

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Stay

you say i only hear what i want to.you say i talk so all the time so. and i thought what i felt was simple,and i thought that i don’t belong,and now that i am leaving,now i know that i did something wrong ’cause i missed you.yeah, i missed you. […]

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Garden Of Delights

i see the lights move on the ceiling.i see the stars up in the lights.i see the moonbeams on your forehead there,and i think about the garden of delights. you see the curtains draped in front of me.you see the sun come up alone.you want to show me just what […]

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