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i watched you, from an upper level window pain in your leg,
so i walked you back to your car.
my face was close to the glass,
your hands coming apart in the dark green light,
making me remember the reason why i keep
pressing my face in closer.

because the cement may have claimed his liver,
but the rest of it can be blamed on sub-par glue.

her voice sounded like good news,
but the phone receiver reeked of melting plastic.
caress the edges of the waveforms,
make my stutter sound more homeopathic.

i'm really alright, now i'm really much better.
you know, i'm just a goddamn ten out of ten.

the sign on the door said good news,
like birthday cake and friends that you couldn't lose.
oh my god, i swear by the hand pressed against the handle,
it's not just warm. it burns.

yeah, i'm alright, now i'm feeling much better.
you know, i'm just a goddamn ten out of ten.


from Live at WSAM, released October 6, 2016
production by our friends at WSAM at the University of Hartford - thanks guys <3



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