FFRW 29 January 2004 Side B

Her eyes, she's on the dark side Neutralize every man in sight  
Gabriel before me Raphael behind me Michael to my right 
Uriel on my left side In the circle of fire
Grace O'Malley is coming over the sea, armed warriors as her guard, 
Last night as I lay dreaming my way across the sea
James Mangan brought me comfort with laudnum and poitin
Easy to fall part of your skull starts to break away
A cheater's walk down the block behind this evil street
Flirt with me don't keep hurtin' me don't cause me pain
Be my lover don't play no game just play me John Coltraine
You might be the wrong color you might just be too poor 
Justice isn't something just anyone can afford
I had opinions that didn't matter I had a brain that felt like pancake batter
I got a backyard with nothing in it except a stick, a dog, and a box 
And then fire shot down from the sky in bolts like shining blades of a knife
And it ripped right through the flesh of the children 
of the sun And the moon and the earth.
Waiting for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last 
In a cardboard box 'neath the underpass
And he will regret having been so shallow He made me believe
that I was some kind of myth So here I am, how could he treat me like this?
Nothing is done without effect There's nothing done that won't reflect
If I pull one brick from an endless wall would it drown us all?
We will remain ignorant incapable of knowing Insoluble is the problem
Curiosity, sleeping, killed the caterpillar 
Curiosity, empty, is a blanket over the head
Watching over you tonight I get the feeling that life's alright
You can laugh aloud at those middle-aged fakes
Well I hope you don't make the same mistakes as me
Don't you do as I do, do as I say Sleep, baby, sleep

Wednesday, January 22, 2020