Thus Spake Shalimar

from by Douglas Chay

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One hot summer's day
I was feeling a little gay
So I primped upon my hair
and I pulled down my underwear
I went commando

And my little voice said (Shalimar!)
Let's find some trouble (Shalimar!)
That's wearing a jersey sock on a Marine jock

Get up off your knees, that's what he told me
Cause he would rather hold me
Than go on feeling lonely
Thus spake Shalimar!

I don't mean to be a slut
But I just want to shake my butt
All my friends they caution me
They say that I'm embarrassing my self in public

And my little voice said (Shalimar)
I'm gonna do it (Shalimar)
Changing into it
A square cut brief with a red g-string

Get down on your knees that's what he told me
Now that he knows I'm only
Looking for a phony
Thus spake Shalimar!

I don't want to kneel
While pulling down my banana peel
I liked it better when he thought I was real
And he wanted to hold me
Instead of wanting to fill me
Fill me up with all his glory

© 2002 Douglas Chay
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from Wide Awake at Five, released January 10, 2003


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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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