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Mr. ohio

all his secrets he has hidden in a suitcase on the floor

one last vein look out the mirror and he walks out the door

he can't look at you, too fearful of the teardrops on your face

doesn't know where he's going or where he's from

every day it's a different place for Mr. Ohio

 

When you wake up in the morning you'll feel like a mess

but don't bother with any letters, he won't have an address

so go ahead, take all your things

sweep the corners, cut your strings

in fact it's better to leave it the way that it is

if you want to save yourself from Mr. Ohio

 

Doesn't matter the person or who's broken heart sings

we've all got an Ohio and a wound that still stings

so we'll sit here together, and hope for the better

together we'll sing Mr. Ohio


Manifest Destiny

Hello, sir

could you spare a dollar? 

I got a ring around my neck like a six inch collar

Got holes in my shoes, 

and according to the news

we could’ve had a voice if we had used our right to choose

 

Well I guess manifest destiny

got the best of me

we built those towers

taller than we could see

we got trouble right here 

that’s trouble with a capital T

we might’ve built those roads too wide

to fill the holes we dug inside

but it was calling to me

offered me amnesty

that good old manifest destiny

 

Hello, ma’am 

I don’t mean to be prying

but can’t you see that gold man there’s been lying

and I’m not trying to offend 

I’ll send my best wishes then

to the children, women, men

you haphazardly send

if and why and where and when

you decide we must defend

the reasons for the killing and

the torture and the dying

 

well I guess manifest destiny

got the best of me

we built those towers taller than we could see

we got trouble right here

thats trouble with a capital T

we might’ve built those roads too wide

to fill the holes we dug inside

but it was calling to me

offered me amnesty 

that good old manifest destiny


elevate

: elevate

 

……………….p     e      a         k      s

Are the                                          of mountains

lonely

up ^ there with:     all they know and see?

Lofty whispers carry Wisdom

heavier than the oath they restUPon

light                     air                       spreads                            thin                across

the pROtrUdiNg RiDGes, hovering

over         dense v s

a y

l e

l

secrets swimming in      [stale] pools

the sums = of + fresh + tears

boring into the veins of:

stone giants,

a     t i m     e      l       a         p        s       e       s   h  i ft

a constant change

in:        being

in:        form

in:    defiance