they pay to kiss your feet

since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Friday, January 09, 2009

the lyrics that inspired it.

o, porcupine by mewithout you

without a queen the locust swarm
turned the ground to black
descending like a shadowy tower on a fish's back
and scattered the sticks who crawled
like snakes in the sand
as the red clay took the form of a lizard
who rushed like a moth to the flame of my open hand

[while, in my little world...]
a speckled bird humbly inspired
ran across the road when it could have flown
and it made me smile
at the water's edge, Babylon
we laid down and slept
as the river wept for you, O'Zion!
the stones cry out,
bells shake the sky
all creation groans...


listen to it!

messes of men in farmer poverty;
not much for monks but we pretend to be
share a silent meal and a pot of chamomile
gypsies like us should be stamped in solidarity
I hold you in my fond but distant memory
while waiting for the Mother Hen to gather me
who regretfully wrote,

"you have a decent ear for notes
but you can't yet appreciate harmony."

O' porcupine perched low in the tree
your eyes to mine:

"you'd be well inclined not
to mess with me."

at the garden's edge beneath a speechless sky
as his friends slept
Jesus wept- and it's no wonder why
and now you say you wanna be set free??
and wanna set me free???
well I'm told that can only come from
a union with the One who never died

[while, in my little world, I
patched a plaster wall
and in my little world, I was
waiting ( just dying )
to take offense at something
in my little world in my sad little world
this is all there is in my little world]

in darkness a light shines
on me
in darkness a light shines
on you

i never gathered figs from a thorny branch,
I never picked a grapefruit off a bramble bush
and for the past five - almost six years now! -
you know you haven't once looked at me
with kindness in your eyes
you say Judas is a brother of mine?
oh, but sister in our darkness a light shines
and all I ever want to say for the rest of my life
is how the light is GOD
and through I've been mistaken
on this or that point
that light is GOD


  • At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I never realized how long that song was, lyric wise. What cd is that on again?
    Love your sister

  • At 8:47 AM, Blogger Pensive Girl said…

    it's on Brother,Sister


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