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#101 Blue J

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 02:07 PM

Some long lyrics belong as poetry, just as much as anything else.



Blue Ruin, by Andrew Marlin


One morning, after drinking heavy in the night
Every inch of my poor bones
Seemed to ache and moan in wait
‘Cause all my troubles, come tomorrow, will be gone
And then it’s on to Christmas Day

If Jesus had been born
Just eleven days before
Would the world have stopped to see
At least those on the street
Headed for Newtown

And of all those on their way
Would the miracle have made one lay his guns down

“That trigger stole his mind, how am I to blame?”
I bet you never even aimed at one
There’s too many people killing people
To put an end to evil
What can be done?

Well for now who’d like to tell me
On that morning when twenty-seven fell
How any lesson in counting
Could ever, ever amount to watching them fall
And why, worst of all,
Come Christmas morning
They’ll still be gone

One morning, after drinking heavy in the night
I stopped to take a look
At the crook who stole this holiday

Well this Christmas,
My only wish is
We put these guns away

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:08 PM

View PostBlue J, on 16 August 2019 - 02:07 PM, said:

Some long lyrics belong as poetry, just as much as anything else.



Blue Ruin, by Andrew Marlin


One morning, after drinking heavy in the night
Every inch of my poor bones
Seemed to ache and moan in wait
‘Cause all my troubles, come tomorrow, will be gone
And then it’s on to Christmas Day

If Jesus had been born
Just eleven days before
Would the world have stopped to see
At least those on the street
Headed for Newtown

And of all those on their way
Would the miracle have made one lay his guns down

“That trigger stole his mind, how am I to blame?”
I bet you never even aimed at one
There’s too many people killing people
To put an end to evil
What can be done?

Well for now who’d like to tell me
On that morning when twenty-seven fell
How any lesson in counting
Could ever, ever amount to watching them fall
And why, worst of all,
Come Christmas morning
They’ll still be gone

One morning, after drinking heavy in the night
I stopped to take a look
At the crook who stole this holiday

Well this Christmas,
My only wish is
We put these guns away

God is a bullet. Have mercy on us, everyone.



#103 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 01:13 AM

"Old Dust"

I see a falling
Soft and sure as rain
In cold attic light, it glows
And slows before my gaze
I find it’s no use
Clawing its descent
To reach out feeling dead air
But see the streaming haze
I’m caught in Twister
Work splayed on the floor
And tears refuse my drying eyes
Old dust burying proud days
I see it falling
Heavy now it rests
Stubborn across my trembling hands
Voided of their hope to raise




"Petalpath"

“Shall I send back down that path
You whom I call friend?”


Alas this wretched trail
Could I but sprout wings
Be rid of snares hidden
By centuries of dead leaves
But she sends me by foot
That I shan’t disappear
Rather I stumble on roseroots
And block up my tears

Edited by Entre_Perpetuo, 03 September 2019 - 01:14 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 01:16 AM

"Stop A Whalefall"

If I hold out my hands
Will you drag me in?
Will you keep me afloat
Cuz I ain’t learned to swim?
Will you teach me a stroke?
Even if I’m scared
Cuz tonight all I want is
To learn what’s out there.

How can you stop a whalefall?

I’ve had my heart broken
By barely a word
And I’ve tripped, slipped, and stumbled
On rumors I’ve heard
Yes sinking is peaceful
Just like falling asleep
But the sun, wind, and tides are
Calling me to my feet

How can you stop a whalefall?

If I could learn only
One more thing in life
No I wouldn’t end any
secrets or strife
I just want somebody
To teach me to swim
So I can go surfing
And feel free again

How can you stop...

Edited by Entre_Perpetuo, 03 September 2019 - 01:16 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:26 PM

Wheelspin

O heavy dream, glint of steel on my head
All it would take is one lapse of strength,
You would be my death
   O heavy heart, motor-fire in my chest
Dying reminds, I jump-start my mind
Drive or be driven to rest


Edited by Entre_Perpetuo, 12 January 2020 - 03:34 PM.





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