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16 September 2012 @ 02:37 pm
do you hate me? press 1 through 9 for 'yes' and 0 for 'i didn't but now i do'  
wrote a song. somehow despite it being 1:30am and full of blaring music, me full of headache and possibly slightly inebriated, i woke up this morning and the tune still worked.

did you know i only do optimism when i'm angry? i used to be a natural pessimist but now i am fucking furious so to spite all you hopeless misanthropists i am sure as hell that everything is going to be all right.

with thanks to actual person 084 and horse ebooks we present a song about the cartographer and the king bearing the title of:

defeating entropy with love and a fistful of nuclear warheads: the memory, the motion picture (it twines around your throat to whisper remix)

i have four incisors
missing two molars
found a tack in the sole of my shoe

you dream of icebergs and
spindles and artifice
the birds that crash-land were thinking about you

and you are my favourite ever
you're thrice as kind and twice as clever

you try so hard
to be a good person
even as your jaw
shifts to make room
for more teeth

i haven't seen you in a week

but i have been practising
diction and statistics
neglecting most else but my notes are magnificent

you let me tell you them
you even listen
i believe in you like you believe in the everest

did you know there's no such thing as cold
speaking of which have i ever told
you are my favourite ever
you're thrice as kind and twice as clever

you try so hard
to be a good person
even as your jaw
shifts to make room
for more teeth

i don't mean i love you for
all that you do for me
that would be grasping and
too mercenary

i can't explain much
but you are the writer
you're the only person
i'll never get tired of

close all the windows and turn down the shades
neither of us has slept for days

the absence of heat is like
the absence of you
i don't know the words
i wonder if you do

you click like one of my
faddish analogies
we've both used a lifetime's worth of apologies

i always look for
things that might make you smile
don't know what you see in me
but i hope it lasts a while

and you are my favourite ever
you're thrice as kind and twice as clever

you try so hard
to be a good person
even as your jaw
shifts to make room
for more teeth

turn all the lights on and let the cold in
if the world doesn't love you
why let the world win

i draw these maps
skewed in every direction
they centre on you so why would i correct them

open your mouth
and breathe the new world in
awake to omnivorous teeth in the morning
awake to an oil-spill black sky in the morning

see what i made you
love look what i'll make you
i'll stand at your side
and after a while
maybe not make fun of your height
i'll make things less wrong
and if i don't hit right
i can kneel if you'd like

awake to omnivorous teeth in the morning
awake to omnivorous teeth in the morning
awake to teeth in the morning.

EDIT:
[teeth song] demo by Al & the Dark Materials

crossposted from http://pospreterito.dreamwidth.org/11571.html.
 
 
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