Inside Lids

from by Douglas Chay

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The pink pollen is falling from the trees
And floating up my nose it makes me sneeze
The wall clock is chiming out "hello"
And showing me how long I have to go

Then I turn to see the moon in the sky
And I wonder how another day got by
I wanted to do so much and now I only want to cry
But then I realize it's just a film on the inside of my eyes

The dogs copulating on my lawn
So I just wait until I think they're gone
The black birds are circling
and they're screaming at the top of their lungs
I look around to see what could upset them

Then I turn to see my shadow stretch
And all my work still sitting unfinished
I wanted to be so good and now I only want to die
But then I realize it's only a film on the inside of my eyes

Then I wake to find myself the same
And looking out my window nothing's changed
I wanted me so much but now I won't bother to try
Because I realize it's only a film on the inside of my eyes
That's when I realize they're all just films on the inside of my eyes

© 1996 Douglas Chay
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from Wide Awake at Five, released January 10, 2003


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Douglas Chay Baltimore, Maryland

Influences include Violent Femmes, the Velvet Underground & Talking Heads, but the music of his forebears is filtered through his own distinctive world view & sonic approach, resulting in a creation uniquely his own.

Simple without being simplistic, accessible without being sycophantic, & clever without feeling smug, he achieves a compelling balance between the new & the familiar. - Scott Hollis
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