The Skinniest Woman in the World

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I had this dream that you and I were pushing each other from a plane
To give ourselves a thrill
And in this dream our parachutes detached without a sound
As we plummeted to the ground

And you know there's nothing anyone could do
But I feel like I shouldn't have fallen on you

I had this dream that you and I were engaged in sexual intercourse
Oblivious to the world
And in this dream the bomb exploded directly outside our window
And as the flesh slipped from our bones I told a joke

I said, you're the skinniest woman in the world
And you can wear that dress you bought OK
You're the skinniest woman in the world
And I'm the deadest man alive today

I had this dream that you and I were adrift in the middle of the ocean
With no water cept what's in our veins
And in this dream our hunger drove one of us to eat the other
But you didn't want to be the one to die, neither did I

When you're the hungriest woman in the world
You'll eat anything that's living boy or girl
You're the hungriest one in the universe
And I'm in pieces smothered in Worcestershire sauce

I want to feel you with me right now and all over time
I want to feel you in me right now with my mind

Oh yeah, oh yeah, we can be who we are
Oh yeah, oh yeah, we can be like a pretty star
In the sky beyond the clouds
The side of the sun, behind the eyes
Above the dome, beneath the words
And on the curve, below the blue
And under you, and everywhere that you'd think to stare
And no one looks cause they're everywhere
And everyone knows but no one says a word

© 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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