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Every word from your lips falls just like a ruby
All I want is to be underneath your hurricane
Every dollar bill you kiss, before you spend it somewhere
In hopes that maybe someone deposits it in their bank
When I fall asleep at day I dream that you are bent
Like a kitchen utensil or garden implement
You make me ecstatic, the feeling's automatic
Don't want it when your depression is turning
Distracted, when you snap my prophylactic
Light-headed, vertiginous, like a kleptomaniac-ted
Every thought in your head, like a blooming flower
Planted in your garden till the bomb inside explode
Every day in your room, you're hugging tight your pillow
Just like a weeping willow, you don't know which way to grow
When I wake up in the evening, I can hear the sound
Of your adjectives burying themselves in the ground
You make me psychotic, your face is so neurotic
Demented, insensitive as an anti-melancholic
Enraptured, the love that you have captured
Is melting like an animal potato in a masher
If you want to drown your fever down inside my car
I will keep the secret locked up tight inside my jar
Every day I wait for you to send me out a letter
I would feel much better if you called me on the phone
And when you do, I'll say to you that I can't wait much longer
My clock is frozen on the second hand as is the phone
When I hear your voice sliding like silk inside my spine
I wonder where you bought your box, if you'd commit the crime
You make me ecstatic, the feeling's automatic
You watch it like a television interfered with static
Distracted, when I see it's not enacted
Shaking like the pockets of a kleptomaniac-ted

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


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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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