May 30, 2019

VIDEO: Why? – I. I may come out a broken yolk, I may come out on saddle.

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New video featuring three new Why? songs (“Apogee”, “The Rash”, and “Peel Free”). Catch Why? on tour this August and September.

LYRICS:

I. I may come out a broken yolk, I may come out on saddle.

Apogee

Over-prepared like and Anglo Saxon,
I wish I had hair like Andrew Jackson,
standing in the mirror like, “should I start waxing”,
standing in the mirror thinking I wish I was a chocolatier,
fat but happy at the apogee of life.
Fat but happy at the apogee of life.

The Rash

Still frowning like a founding
father on a dollar bill.
How reentrantly vitriolic,
sour notes down to the tonic—
now matched with panicked
language—wow! Chill,
you take more damage from
the rash caused by the bandage.

Peel Free

I was born choked in a shroud of thick smoke.
I was born under a cataract from a cataract.
I was born swimming in that milky aura.
I was born in that old stretched out birthsack I’m in.

But I was born in spring
the year Jupiter got its rings,
singing, “I will peel free.”

I’ve been shaking off a shadow all my life.

I was born inflamed,
shot face-first out the cocked eye of a hurricane,
and today, still some of that storm surrounds me.

But I was born in spring,
and baptized in the kitchen sink
and I’m gonna shake that storm from my frame.

I’ve been shaking off a shadow all my life.
I’ve been shaking off a shadow all my life.

I may be pink when I come out my skin.
I may come out a broken yolk,
I may come out on saddle.

But I was born in spring,
anointed in kerosene.
I might yet take flame.

I’ve been shaking off a shadow all my life.
I’ve been shaking off a shadow all my life.
And I’ll crawl loose.
I’ll claw loose.

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