Passing the Time

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Passing the Time

Postby Rao » Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:34 am

There is a middle-aged woman dragging her feet.
She carries baskets of clothes to a laundromat.
While the Mexican children kick rocks into the street
and they laugh in a language I don't understand.
But I love them.
Why do I love them?

So the neighborhood is dimming as I smoke on the porch
and watch the people as they pass enclosed inside their cars.
And on their faces just anger or disappointment.
I start wishing there was something I could offer them.
A consolation, what could I offer them?

When they are sad in their suburbs robots water the lawn
and everything they touch gets dusted spotless.
So they start to believe that they haven't touched anything at all.
While the cars in the driveway only multiply.
They are lost in their houses.

I have heard them sing in the shower
and making speeches to their sister on the telephone.
Saying, You come home.
Darling, you come here.
Don't stay so far away from me.

This weather has me wanting love more tangible.
Something I can hold because it's getting cold.
So lets hold up our fists to the flame in the sky
to block out the light that is reaching for our eyes
because it would blind us. It will blind us.

Now I have locked my actions in the grooves of routine.
So I may never be free of this apathy.
But I wait for a letter that is coming to me.
She sends me pictures of the ocean in an envelope.
So there still is hope.
Yes, I can be healed.

There is someone looking for what I concealed in my secret drawer,
in my pockets deep,
you will find the reasons that I can't sleep and you will still want me.
But will you still want me?
Well, I say come for the week.
You can sleep in my bed.
And then pass through my life like a dream through my head.
It will be easy. I will make it easy.

But all I have for the moment is a song to pass the time.
A melody to keep me from worrying.
Oh, some simple progression to keep my fingers busy.
And some words that are sure to come back to me and they will be laughing.
My mediocrity. My mediocrity.
Tell the Spartans, Stranger passing by,
That here, Obedient to their laws, We lie,
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Postby Wolfie » Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:36 am

O_O it rocks
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Postby Neerowolf » Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:38 am

All your poems/spngs are better then mine.
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Postby ChatOmbre » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:01 am

I can't wait to hear your songs...
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Postby Tar-Herunole » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:24 am

this one has also melancholy, but makes me feel good... there is hope and will of living!
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Postby Rao » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:37 am

I like my melancholy
Tell the Spartans, Stranger passing by,
That here, Obedient to their laws, We lie,
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Postby Tar-Herunole » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:44 am

I like it as well... specially when it has some hope at the end... I get scard easily HAHAHA
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Postby chaotic century » Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:58 pm

lol yes very good rao great as usaul.
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Postby Murphy » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:56 pm

hehe as usuall.. where do u get all from!??!
its great rao! ^^
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Postby Wolfie » Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:00 pm

he supposedly has 2 bands...im not sure if i beleive him thou :lol
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Postby Murphy » Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:04 pm

2? that seems alittle overkill to me... O.o
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Postby Wolfie » Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:15 pm

thats what i said heh
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Postby Rao » Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:24 am

How so, I only write lyrics for my band, for the other one i just play guitar.
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Postby Wolfie » Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:36 am

hmm, well then i guess that makes some since
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Postby Murphy » Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:27 am

ok.. rao what kind of music does these bands play?
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