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You press your pencil to the paper
And promise everything under the skies
But all words are lies
Crack--you put a crack in my throat
But still--I go on reading your note
Riding in the elevator up to the twelfth floor
What happened to the next one?
You pledge to me your love forever
But there's one thing you don't realize
That all words are lies
I know you don't mean to be dishonest with our love
But even if you were I'd still be wearing rubber gloves
I don't need no pin or pill to shake me up inside
All I need is you to weave your long, lonely lies
Black--is the ache in my soul
Cold--is the food in my bowl
Traveling to sight-see the six wonders of the world
But isn't there a seventh?
There's one question you can't answer
Whatever, who, when, where, how, or why
Cause all words are lies

© 1990 Douglas Chay
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from Dishwasher and the Washing Machine, released January 2, 1990


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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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