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Do you have a vacancy
cause I’ve got to find a place to put my heart
it’s vacant like a broken down apartment parking lot
will you take my hand
because it’s trembling and about to fall apart
if I can reach the end of this broken down apartment parking lot
I might find a new place to fall apart
and I might find some use for my heart
if I hold your hand I might understand
if I break through this emptiness that was never holding me together in the first place
where do I start
just need to find the end of this broken down apartment parking lot
I will never go back once it stops
the stopping of this breaking and falling apart
do you have a vacancy
a new place for me to put my heart
because its beating and bleeding and falling apart

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Another mile

With bright lights and manifold music
With a blanket and a smile
You think about going just one more mile

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You lose reality
And gain it back
You get hit upside the head
And take a sack
You have pity for a selfish soul
And fall off the totem pole
You turn your head
And make a grin
You fill the wheel
And the spin
You turn around
And do it again
You take a nap
And hit the sack
You lose reality
And gain it back

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Opposites Attract

That’s the prettiest girl in the world and I’m the ugliest dude ever, the two of us should get
together, because opposites attract! This is the strangest situation; will we pass the test; will we
survive the operation: who will clean up the mess? Stitch the two of us together when we are
newlywed. We finally made it to our room, sipping honey on the moon. This is the beginning of
us, we’re a funny looking creature when we are together. I’m the blood running thru your veins
you’re the blood running thru my veins, and life should’ve always been this way: life should’ve
always been, this way!

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Letters from me

There’s a light on in the hallway, up broken stairs to a broken room;
and a candle burning past the open doorway, burning in my room.
There’s a grim shadow of the chair on my wall, bending in the afternoon.
By the hour, the clock begins to fall. The light burning, surrounded by letters from me;
a constant dullness of surroundings, and constant static on my T.V.. I go outside on my own two
feet, on black asphalt driving down a darkened street. Surrounded by letters I always meant to
send; knowing how each road bends, but never knowing how this relationship would end.
Waking up with a siren and police lights surrounding my car! They’re knowing I’m guilty 
by looking at me, with my black eyes shaded and an empty scar of my feelings for you. Peering
out my cell window, light bending shadows in the afternoon.

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it is never enough

you think you need

needing to supersede

you really need


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Sitting here in paradise without you

Sitting here in paradise without you. I do what I want; 
there is nothing to do. I’m drowning here in paradise without you!
There is nothing left to have. Should I refill my glass?
It’s good, yet overflowing. I need someone to share what I’m holding!
Nothing is good if that is all you see; it’s not as fortunate without you and me!

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Find Peace Inside

Stare into the light until you can see
but don’t stare at a light that’s blinding
stop traffic so you can drive free
so you can pass by easily
live your life in slow motion
to have a better finish
everyone seems to be going and going
living in fast forward and never knowing
there is a light at the end of the tunnel
there is calm air inside the funnel
you just have to find what you have been trying to find
but to find that
find peace inside
peace so strong it can make a tornado calm
I hope you find that peace inside
even if you don’t find what you have been trying to find
what you’ve been trying to get is not always what you get
just don’t sweat it
you might be more fortunate
without it

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Shadow started to retreat

There once was a hollow form of a man that set outside his cell
I looked and scoffed at him every night
He looked quiet and subdued as if nobody could notice his shape
Every once in a while his eyes would see light
I followed this man time and again
Wondering where his shadow would lead
Every night I would laugh as he would try to eat
He would just sit there looking at his feet
I saw signs he was neither coming or going
I saw signs he couldn’t tell time
I looked back at my shadow
My shadow started to retreat
I looked in the mirror and that person was me

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Last day in may

Big bang 
sitting in a chair
too far away 
to be going anywhere
hold up this space
make a change
lines going down
pity in this town
caught a glimpse
talk about pressure
building up
took a drink
from a silver cup
turned my face to grey
last day in May
didn’t they tell you
sit straight up
silver lining on your cup
now it’s over
give it up
let it spill
don’t try and feel
too much
spinning like a wheel
forgot to steer
the right way
last day in May
something I should say