Different Strokes

Nailed myself to the half-mast and set sail for a reasonable past
I drew a line in the sand
Waded through the morning like a child on stilts
I offered you my hand

Staking out my territory amidst the rising tide
I’m driven to despair
Eternity’s stark naked, I got nowhere to hide
Its you who I must bear

Robin Hood never shows up when he should
On the beach the light now flickers like it’s got something to give
My heart gives in but I always wake up
So I guess I’m supposed to live

I sleep in the kitchen where the flowers wilt
I got nothing left to say
We fought for a lost cause with modern guilt
I just let you walk away

The toothpaste is out of the tube
And it won’t go back in
But who cares what I think?
I’m not the president

Nothing good ever comes out fast
The quiet woman has brought me a blanket to cover my knees
My dreams just get sieved but I always wake up
So I guess I’m supposed to live

I steer clear of the gutter
When I hear the poet sing
The dirty rats mutter
Silly little girls act like they’re king

Led out of temptation I just sit on the fence
You go through hell thinking “this won’t last”
I’m playin’ under friendly fire ‘less you start telling the truth
But I won’t count my chickens til they come home to roost

Robin Hood never shows up when he should
The Pelican brief mentioned somethin’ ’bout Mozambique?
My dreams just get sieved but I always wake up
So I guess I’m supposed to live

Eat too much candy you’re bound to get sick
Can’t keep my hands to myself, envy is my walking stick
The whole world’s spinning backwards, its almost flat
I could deal with the present if I knew where I’s at

Found a long lost friend and a yellow cell phone
Tempting me to alter the bride
Answered rhetorical questions on bathroom walls
Watching myself between the lines

The wine never comes to the top of the cup
The quiet woman has brought me a blanket to cover my knees
My heart gives in but I always wake up
So I guess I’m supposed to live

Different Strokes

hudson

Kingston Heights, New Zealand

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