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You walked out of a Greek mythological sequence
Hand-in-hand with a lizard who was squawking
Like a tightrope card-carrying bard in Barcelona, Spain
The place where it mainly rains on the plain
You were stretching out your elastic in the backyard
With a clothespin that was dancing in the sunlight
As it self-immolated in a tiny burning flame
A candle does the same in Lemon Spain
You were in the Red Cross saving other peoples' lives
And every time you saw their blood you broke out into hives
Your uniform was frayed and torn, your face was full of lines
So I went to the drugstore where the people were so kind
And there I bought you all the things that you never really
Wanted, rubber helicopter dipped in chocolate
Floating out in two parallel lines to Gibraltar Pain
The place with the very very very big rock
You were living out in the outback of Australia
With your post card and your locomotive sailor
Consuming halibut from a metal bowl
That dripped a stain in the very same shape as Lemon Spain

© 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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