Lightning Crackling Knees

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She says, “kid, you’re a free modern brother
– a real slick young cock.
Oh, babe, you’re in for a riot:
let’s get a roll on this rock.”
He says, “momma, you drive a hard bargain,
but I”l hold you up yet.”
She laughs as she takes the last drag
off of his very first cigarette.
She says, “you’ve got a wallow to your wit;
you’ve got a surl to your sense of self.”
He touches her hand, and he clenches her hair,
and he kisses the smoke right out of her mouth.

Thunder clappin’ 'cross the floor rumblin’ up my feet.
Loose lips livid swinging hips lightnin’ cracklin’ knees.

Mirrors make people feel a bigger room;
they feel the center of more attention.
The mixed drinks make for a soggier tomb:
casket cask of potentions.
Crier-village drunk associated bliss
full-rim-vim, vice, vinegar, and piss.
She took too much too many times,
and now (don’t you know?) she’s square
with the seedy circle’s kicks.
So as I was saying before,
this is a love song:
it’s a song about two people
in love and together,
but the dynamic contradiction
that drives the plot forward
is they are not in love with each other.
See, he is in love with this vision of his mother
that he sees in particular women.
And she is in love with for what her father left her:
she is in love with the crack cocaine.

Thunder clappin’ 'cross the floor rumblin’ up my feet.
Loose lips livid swinging hips lightnin’ cracklin’ knees.
Thunder clappin’ cross the floor rumblin’ up my feet.
Loose lips livid swinging hips lightnin’ cracklin’ knees.

She says, "Kid, you're a free modern brother
– a real slick young cock.
Oh, babe, you're in for a riot.
Let's get a roll on this rock."

Let’s get a roll on this rock.

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from Set Traps, released April 19, 2016
Featuring Doug Hoyer in the woahs and ohs.

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Art Punk
Disaster Pop

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