Soft Serve
The body like soft serve, dripping down in the June sun,
I tried to shoot a thought, but the thought sunk.
Nothing to do but scratch words in the dirt and
Watch the water roll down.

Phantom kisses buzzing like the insects.
Beads of sweat dripping down on the rent check.
My Candyland melted down to syrup while I
Watched the water roll down.

And here comes the lust in phaze,
but you're down in Marietta.
So sweet my mouth was seared,
But the words you mouthed were sweeter.

My Sister,
Your words can be held against you in a court of law.

My Sister, You owe no allegiance to the facts.

And you're talking like the saint on the site of the accident.
Talking like the clause in the lease about the late rent.
Ringing like the random call patched to the payphone.
Talking like the water rolls down.

Talking like the saint on the site of the accident.
Talking like the botched shot, attempt on the President.
Ringing like the change in the legless man's Dixie Cup.
Talking like the water rolls down.

Day Undone,
Day Undone,
Day Undone,
Watch the water roll down.



Comments:
 
Moqui_Takoda   Moqui_Takoda wrote
on 6/7/2008 10:29:08 PM
yeah, i see the pic of that swell dog and i'm thinkin' ... he's writin' about the dog, but he can't be because of the 2nd line in the third stanza on down, and then I'm thinkin' he's not talking about his sister, fer chrissake, but about somebody in jail, and then I'm thinkin' this is a lyric, a song. So I grab the drumsticks in my mind and pull them out my ear and guess what ... this is a poem or song, whassa diff .... about love, and waiting and waiting while you watch your dog act like a metaphor for your ... soul ... the way it feels, right now. Your really just vulnerable in this one. That is a cool dog, by the way . Is he the rookie? Is he looking at all those birds you have in your photos? I enjoy this, and have decided that I will make it mean to me what it wants to mean to me. Have you ever read lyrics by the village fugs? anyway, this is good.

vwhitlock   vwhitlock wrote
on 5/7/2008 10:38:04 AM
Talking like the water rolls down - I like the line - vivid!

MaggiesMom   MaggiesMom wrote
on 4/30/2008 12:36:49 PM
Am I supposed to understand this eoj ???

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Synopsis
Lyrics from another Soul Couging song
Published Date
6/1/1996 12:00:00 AM
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Soft Serve by Soul Coughing
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