I said I’d show you the world
You said you’d show me the door
And as I walked out I looked at the world I was keeping in my hands
Just about the size of a snow globe.
Rip it out with sickness
Let that sucker keep on croaking
‘How’s the weather?’
‘Croak, croak, croak’
‘How’s your life?’
‘Croak, croak, croak’
‘Well, that’s good’
And without a voice box it’s easy to see
That you never had anything much to say anyway.
And you will also say ‘Fine, I didn’t care much for it’
In your head. Of course. Of course.
Croak Croak Croak
Oh yeah, burn baby burn.
Oh no, burn baby burn.
C’mon, burn baby burn
Don’t roll, burn baby burn
Don’t call, burn baby burn
Just burn, just burn baby burn
And I’ll watch it all the way
I may even join in too.
The scary thing about
when feet feel
when knees knock
when hands hold
when lips lock
is the fact that it happens all the time
it happens more than you think
it happens with more than just you
To think it means much
Just think how much
And then realisation will take hold
of your feet
of your knees
of your hands
and your lips
Thumbs bleeding and scarred
Feel those bumps
Wipe away that gunk
Then watch them bleed some more
For those coffee shop girls
For the ex who might as well be sitting over there
For a chance to eat bass and say it’s alright
So keep using those thumbs
And with those beaten thumbs just think
Of the stories you’ll tell your kids
Of those short-lived moments that are just that
Let your thumbs work raw
For do plasters have touch recognition?
If time is a circle
If the sky and the land are the same
If all minds come from the same space
Then who is Larry?
A man snores, a sheep cries.
Nobody knows everybody
Everybody knows no different
I needed to sound impressive
So I made a lie.
I threw up on the street as it crawled out my mouth.
This version of me was really impressive,
I needed to show I was interested
So I made a lie
I sneezed and watched it sprawl out, wiggle, and twitch to its feet
Dripping but free, it was so completely interested, believe me
I needed to cover these stories
So I made lies to cover those other lies
I picked wax from my ears and so they were born
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