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Here am I, high up in the sky, suspended
By a thread of dental floss, hanging from a planet tossed and bended
Sitting on my front porch here between Saturn and Mars
Spitting down into the space between the stars
I'm trying hard to understand it
What are doing here on this obvious planet?
Our situation seems to demand it
That you and I stay here together on this obvious planet
Too dark to see, no electricity in this room
But we don't need no light 'cause we can touch without our sight like baboons
And when we sign the letter that we'd send back down to Earth
We'd address it to our own houses for what they're worth
It's too difficult to understand it
Why we choose to live here on this obvious planet
Every single word is already carved in granite
But still I want to be with you on this obvious planet
The good things you have, you take for granted
Which is why you sit alone on your obvious planet

© 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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