Trapezoid Song

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A final day, but not quite THE final day.


Your hair's a trapezoid, you toss and turn so much.
They force you under in your dreams although you claw and clutch.
I wish I could smooth out your life the way I rub your back
And heal the wounds that you've incurred being dragged across the cracks.

But I will disappoint you
'Cause love isn't real; it's just something in songs.
You're still alone when I hold you.
I can't protect you when the bad thing comes along.

Some DJ plays "Here Comes the Sun" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice?"
"Clear Channel seems chipper today," you smile through melting eyes.

And we'll sing like we believe it
But that's belied by your soggy pillowcase.
The moment's nice, but it's fleeting
And its absence makes the world harder to face.
We can't be in this together.
You'd slide through me if the atoms were aligned.
Intimate times are the most painful.
Yours is full of razors, mine has feline spines.

You show me scars you don't remember getting.
I joke, "That's where they installed the chip."
You don't think that's funny.


from They Burned for 18 Days!, released June 3, 2016
Steve Knowlton: Bass
Beverly Williams: Backing vocals
Chris Willie Williams: Vocals, guitars, programming, tambourine, keyboard



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Disclaimer is multi-instrumentalist and music critic Chris Willie Williams. He writes black-humored electro-indie-rock songs about government corruption, heartbreak, and things generally crashing to an unpleasant end. He loves puppies.

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