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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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Big Blue Sky

Journey back to the beginning of me
reaching out to anything
anything that wants to hold me
reaching out to the light
finding faith like a child
I'm always looking up
into a big blue sky

there's a mark on a map
it's where you can find me
it points up to a big blue sky
so anytime you need me
look up and talk to me
in a big blue sky

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it is never enough

you think you need

needing to supersede

you really need


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The battle

The battle inside my mind
is being fought all the time

I know what I should choose
but I don’t want to lose

any part of me that I have
any piece of me I still have

I have lost and been confused
been broken, beaten, and bruised

I don’t want to feel the pain
I want to enjoy the rain

but the battle is still being fought
even when I think that it is not

it can catch me by surprise
it can lead me to more lies

when what I want is the truth
to live careless like my youth

enjoying the rain
not feeling the pain

back before the battle was being fought

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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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Chewing Gum

How much is never too much for you
How hard is it not knowing what to say
When you stand so straight
As if you were made for these days
How hard is it to present yourself to a stranger
You haven't seen yet
Do you act proud or do you act silent

You chew gum like you're going insane
Like something's actually going to change
As if you were made for these days

You know it's all the same
Each and every day

How tough is it not having enough strength to stand up at a party
Passing out when everything got old
Like your evening went as planned
As if this wasn't expected
When you wake up why is everyone looking at you

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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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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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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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Totem Pole

You want to try to cope living under this microscope.
Make it real and learn how to feel; Hair brain!
Stay stuck inside your brain, yet able to maintain!
You want to try to live, how about learning how to give?
Yourself for nobody else; yourself for more than one guess!
Yourself; and put that axe on the shelf! Learn to maintain,
and have feeling outside your brain. Have pity and misery for sold souls!
Live on the other side of the totem pole!