Me and Sister Dough

from by Douglas Chay

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Once I looked into a glassy eye's hypnotic gaze
Gave to me a melody I can't begin to play
Once I dropped a sea shell in a wishing well of coins
Authorities, they said to me, "You're living far too recklessly"
1 don't know why they bother me and my sister
Once I woke to find my house was broken into two
Called the local seamstress, but there's nothing she can do
Once I had some money so I bought myself a toy
Receptionists, they guarantee it's far too intricate for me
I don't know why they bother me and my sister sister Dough
She said that I ground my face in the sandy beaches of Northern Ireland
But you know I don't remember
Not a word of what she said would stay in my head
Once I listened to a hollow voice echo my name
Told me in a twisted tongue that shattered into flames
Once I knew a lady who had books she couldn't keep
Security found out that she was giving secrets far too free
I don't know why they bother me and my sister
She's going to write to me she's going to make me see
What I feel but what I cannot understand
She's going to talk to me I wonder what they're going to do to me
When they find out I've been hiding all their plans
They're going to torture me they're going to make me bleed
They'll shine the bright white light into my eyes
And when all my strength is gone I think I'll find it hard to carry on
I'll soar away just like a butterfly
Once I had an enemy we both did wonder why
I found we became auite friendly rehearsing for to die

©1986 Douglas Chay
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from The Deal Box, released July 21, 1986


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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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