Skinny Mean Man

afleetingillness
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Skinny Mean Man

Postby afleetingillness » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:14 pm

I know you love how I make it all go away
All the joy, all the pain, all the thoughts in your brain
For the price of your soul I will hold your heart in my talons
For three summers straight you've been my sweet arm candy
And no one will ever, ever take you away from me

I saw, I smelled what he did to you, girl
and, to be frank, the thought makes my innards curl.
How he preyed on your ripe insecurities
the thorn in your side is alive, and it's killing me.
Obscure records entombed in his room with mechanical lust
diapered, desolate middle-aged doom.
On your knees in his downtrodden shit-eating grin of a room.
If only you'd meet me here soon.

If only you'd start breathing, I'd court you exclusively
With my shovel I'm pounding earth 'til suddenly I see

You awake from the dirt and the grime
Stretch your fractured pretzel spine
Out to take your revenge for the crime
Filled with fire and finally mine

Paraded you around like a second place prize
Hair done up, black holes painted on your eyes
Held a book burning in your back yard
while your parents observed from their window, slightly scarred
And I've watched with my shovel in hand
I have in faith in you, child. From his nightmares I've plucked a plan.
Where that prick to the world is revealed as a wicked man
This is a prayer from your biggest fan.

If only you could see me, we'd dance like a heart attack
With a wail you let them know you're furious, you're back

You awake from the dirt and the grime
Stretch your fractured pretzel spine
Out to take your revenge for the crime
Filled with fire and finally mine

You awake from the grave that he dug
Pulsing, boiling, angry blood
Well aware that I'm falling in love
Filled with fire, I'm drinking gasoline to make it go faster
Gasoline will make it go much faster
Gasoline will make it go faster
Gasoline will make it go much faster
Faster

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ratpoison
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Location: Los Angeles

Re: Skinny Mean Man

Postby ratpoison » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:11 pm

Love this song, I did it as a piece in a theatre here in North Hollywood (hope that's legal :-/) where I spoke the words carrying a flower and some guy was raping this dead girl behind me. Yay, theatre! haha

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Scott
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Re: Skinny Mean Man

Postby Scott » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:55 pm

That's very different than any theatre I've seen.
Self-inflicted or not, I find myself on the farthest star, foreign to everything like I woke up with a German tongue.


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