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Back to the land of old familiar feelings
And overflowing fountain cola tides
I read the lines but couldn't find the meaning
A greeting card in cold fluorescent light
There's no consent to marry here
But the cops can't carry off the queers
So they raid the malls for Mexicans
And cups of joe that never end
This isn't home, but I'll pretend to
Pick it up and start again
The paranoids and prophets here
Speak with one mouth but in both ears
And everyone spoke of the apocalypse
With a certainty I didn't have
When the world didn't shatter
Well I wonder if they cried or laughed
And all the choirs and all the people greeting
They all sang and praised and asked if it had changed
I could have lied, but all good things are fleeting
Well I knew it but it didn't look the same
The more they spoke, the more they were revealing
And I knew it was a sale and not their lives
But I stayed quiet and let them go on speaking
For everyone deserves a chance to lie
Not alcohol or hurricanes
Or snorting high school kids' cocaine
Could scab a wound or twist a fate
Or dull a child's fermented rage
Better to burn out fast or so they say
Than stick around and fade away
And though we touched I never came
The sex feels best when I feel ashamed
And I ran to the paper like a confidant
And I dressed it in the evening rag
Well I should have known better
But old habits kind of seem to last
And I went to the bottle for my confidence
And I dressed up in my evening drag
And everyone chattered
But I guess I only had to laugh
How are you my friend
He said I'm working for the weekends
If you care enough to ask then I will tell
And at the end he asked how was I feeling
Well I heard you were somebody somewhere else
Annie Star's in Zanzabar
Where life don't move so fast
Adam thought his mind apart
But he was always into that
And Mike Good really was good
Well I stayed at his museum
A magician could not escape
The crushing load of father's weight
Or pacify a mother's hate
That keeps her children rightly raised
And everyone asked are you a champion
Of the puppet on the right of left
They said everything mattered but I guess I only had to laugh
And I ran to the paper like a confidant
And I dressed it in the evening rag
Well I should have known better
But old habits kind of seem to last
And I went to the bottle for my confidence
And I dressed up in my evening drag
And everyone chattered
But I guess I only had to laugh

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from "A Trick of Light", released January 30, 2015

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Simeon Soul Charger USA Akron, Ohio

Simeon Soul Charger is an American Psychedelic Rock band. Their music has been described as a cinematic pastiche of folk, blues, progressive, 70's psychedelic and stoner rock.

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