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By the closing of the day
I was running like an engine
The way you looked, then looked away
Enough to capture my attention
I was wise enough in style
But still fool enough to pick this
Not close enough to share a smile
But close enough to share a sickness
Cognizant and reckless

And if you will not watch me
As I climb under the lens
I'll sit and say goodbye
Congratulations, parabens
The ones who hold a mystery
Like a stranger to a child
I think that people like you
Are endangered in the wild

I wasn't looking for a fact
I was looking through your table
For no enthusiasm lacked
In your fabricated fable
I wasn't speaking from the cuff
Neither had I been outsmarted
But what I knew was not enough
To be level­-head­-and-­hearted
Abandon what I started

By the rising of the Sun
I had violated curfew
But there was nothing in verse one
That I would have been averse to
We didn't bother asking why
Or to see which way the winds blow
I heard the call, but didn't try
To go climbing out the window
If Simon never said so


from Zoonotic, released April 5, 2017



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