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Poverty City Plays

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Poverty City Plays

You better jump in a save me or toss me a life boat 
For I’m at an unfortunate depth and I cannot swim
And unexpectedly you have me confused with the other him
Don’t play me, don’t play me, don’t play me 

Why don’t you let me in
Or I’ll sleep beneath the trees
In the lovely pines of sin
I’d tell you not to worry but
For fear that you probably won't 
I've got my suitcase

From the Phoenix Underground to the Bemidji streets 
From the Blue Moon Saloon to the empty seats of Coda
I’m back and forth against this wind
Walking shaded in the face of the sun
Ten minutes and I’m all done 

Your Purgatory lies beneath me 
And I’m not catholic 
So until warm weather beseech me 
So I’m tiptoeing on icees 

JP sings and he techno’s 
I fail to empty bottles or simply let go 
Media masses murder for the public’s interest 
She insist that I wear a girdle 
When I’m jig-sawing or playing Tetris

Rain falls 
Shame calls 
Looks like we’ll drag Marla 
Up and down the malls 

Your purgatory lies beneath me 
And I’m not catholic 
So I’m tiptoeing on icees 
Until warm weather beseech me 

Lately the future’s freaked me out 
I’m indoors, she’s beneath the clouds
I figure there’s no escaping this 
Awkward ending that we so often miss
 
Days seem to swim through time
Better than I tread the rivers 
A nickel, a silver, a pint, a pitcher 
And there goes my liver

You better jump in a save me or toss me a life boat 
For I’m at an unfortunate depth and I cannot swim
And unexpectedly you have me confused with the other him
Don’t play me, don’t play me, don’t play me 

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  1. Date: 3/17/2009 10:52:00 PM
    love this peace. "dont play me, dont play me, dont play me" very well written