Wash Your Boat!

from by Jesse R. Berlin

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lyrics

Cold ash on your hot red lips.
We start to dance and then the record skips.
(Stay alert! Wash your boat! Be ready!)

When the working day is done,
can you recall where we hid our favorite gun?
(Stay alert! Keep afloat! It's time!)

But your face is just a leather mask of someone else's face -
stapled and stained,
distorted and drained.
An echo of an echo of an echo of a place,
aroused and restrained,
unwound and unnamed.

What if a house is on fire right now?
What if a building's burning down?
Over here, over beer, would we hear the sound
when the whole thing hits the ground?

Spill salt on your birthday cake.
We can still fuck if your friends all flake.
(Stay alert! Wash your boat! Be ready!)

Best for last is still the worst.
It's hard to get hard when you're so rehearsed.
(Stay alert! Keep afloat! It's time!)

But your dark is just a photograph of someone else's dark -
too easy too afford,
too recent to reward.
To sell you into slavery's like walking in the park!
Adopted and adored,
get paid for being bored.

What if a house is on fire right now?
What if a building's burning down?
Over here, over beer, would we hear the sound
when the whole thing hits the ground?

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from Glitter Lung, released August 14, 2015

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Jesse R. Berlin Brooklyn, New York

Entertainer, artist, thinker, negativity connoisseur, merchandiser, provocateur, poet, ex-con (NOT felon), genius, and superstar.

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