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28 June 2010

the soothsaying summer slights the slack

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On again, off again, jiggedy-jig-
Apart, then together to slaughter the pig.
The thrill of the kill is the sun's own these days
And has singed what to nothing, I wonder,
Since we've wandered opposite ways?
I can't say I've ever beheld you in summer's light-
My snowflakeladyvertex of twinklingstarryfrostbite

You and I will never be.
Even when I offered myself willingly
You said a Wolf you thought better,
Thus this Keeper's tether was frayed and severed.
And, you know, when e'er you flit away from me
I am set free from Satan's key.
Or perhaps I've learned, since we last adjourned,
That Tragedy does not need its key
For its floodGates can open Endlessly
Through the tiniest wound that can be found in me
Whenever it sees fit rather easily.

I do hope to find that that Cavalier will be for me
That fork who'll not maroon me to mere foam upon the sea-
That someday I'll sing on legs that stand
And not just of that old mutation of my hand,
That rope that once tied me to you.
I swear, someday I'll bid you adieu.

Someday one another's Spades' jack
Won't shovel out the heart of the other's jill.
Someday if the wolf-in-your-mind climbs onto your back
You won't want my oilblood to spill.

But what do I know?
Perhaps I shan't remember
That I'm only kicking up some reaper's dust
That will cloud our vision come September.
So continues the countdown,
Here's the two of the three,

Before the next swirling fall sinks its teeth into me.
Ballad of a Thin Man (Bob Dylan Cover) // Lex Land - Covers I
  1. Ballad of a Thin Man (Bob Dylan Cover) // Lex Land - Covers I
  2. Havana // Lex Land - Were My Sweetheart to Go...
  3. I Know You Know // Lex Land - Were My Sweetheart to Go...
  4. Ides of March // Lex Land - Were My Sweetheart to Go...
  5. Could’ve Had Me // Lex Land - Orange Days on Lemon Street
  6. You Don’t Know What Love Is (LIVE at The Moody Theater) // Lex Land & Bob Schneider's Moonlight Orchestra - Live at The Moody Theater
  7. Everybody Here Wants You (Jeff Buckley Cover, LIVE on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic) // Lex Land - Live at KCRW II