Artist Placholder

At Home with the Animals

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While you were reading the black bible in the sun
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I was half drunk out the window of a moving city bus
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Wilder than the devil, like a tiger in the brush
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Louder than an atom bomb that only you could hush
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Spinning like the Earth and Moon, but never really touched
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Alone, the ways I wanted to be loved
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You were not enough....
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While your head was bowed and hands praying to God
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I was swinging from the chandeliers like some endangered animal
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Somewher? in New Orleans on the run
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Lik? I just won the lottery, with God-knows-what inside of me
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Hair a mess and shoelaces undone
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Of all the ways I wanted you
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You were not the one.....

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While they were teaching you how Moses split the sea
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I was in an airplane bathroom doing speedballs off the sink
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High as any angel moving at the speed of sound
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Someplace over Germany, moving through the clouds
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Winking back at stewardesses, supplying me with ale
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Big-hooped golden earrings staying at the same hotel
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Of all the ways I wanted you to hold me
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I could not be held....
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While you were waiting for the doctor in the chair
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I was stoned riding the cyclone at the Onslow County Fair
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The stars above us sparkled like they didn't pay the bill
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Smokes behind the haunted house, chugging stolen beers
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Cotton candy kisses underneath the ferris wheel
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Of all the ways you wanted me to feel
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I could never heal
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While you were waiting in the depot for the train
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I was asleep on stolen cargo in the back of someone's plane
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Halfway back from Florida from Cuba in the rain
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Low enough to feel the water from the spraying waves
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Underneath the radar hauling crates of pure *******
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Hung over and laughing high above The Everglades
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Of all the ways I wanted to be tamed
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I was just insane

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While you were waiting in the lobby for your man
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I was working at the circus as a garbage man
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Remembering that winter you were in a long black coat
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I'm at home with the animals, knife at my own throat
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You hear the bells of freedom, but the chains all just say "nope"
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If I was the Titanic, you were pink clouds and blue smoke
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Rising over Hemingway and in an old man's fishing boat
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Of all the things I wanted you to be
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Of all the things I wish that you were now
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You were not around...........................
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You were not around.....

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