eyeliner was so cheap
it was free it was easy to steal because no
sister would miss it really / why would anyone steal it anyway
you can apply it with the same expertise
as you have with yr guitar
just a bit so no one gets too in yr face
hit the street and go look for angela
licking angela's thighs back and round + round
black lined lashes is punk rock sex without all the hangups
hits are for squares and so is money.
burnt english muffin crunches nicely between teeth
w/ still a whole lotta future to go
bags of records as currency for rent and cigs (and electricity -
shit: + phone). prostitutes on chrystie and delancey
think i can afford sex in sara delano roosevelt park??
maybe i look like a rich kid or at least some kid w/ a bit of coin.
they will take it / i can't even imagine it.

no where to go but the back door/hard boot kick to metal void. cold beer stench /
speed plowed waitress
some art rock types working our way
to ice cream and thin sheet glory.
a smile on the jesus freaked hooked on our show.

burnished hearts blind to / inevitable madness
take care of the devil, treat him w/ embrace
alive with mary magdalene's heart.
her eyes light the screen, a siren.
breasts somewhat buttoned/somewhat busting thru.
next town over - and i land into /exasperated non-finish. deliver me into tour mode

fucking kids crashing thru the woods.
stream language, resilient nature,
ripping thru: stones, rocks, / fallen branch.
the chattering skulls of adult nayspeak
grimace. dead orange alerts annoy the bedroom gate.
the poems, like text-straps,
soothe and protect, and beautify the insect click.
city noise, screeching car-things,
grandmothers in fractured finery
a perfect day to taste a dogs coat. / puppy lust, n' luck
corrective licking strategies.
she motion for a light curious / to the invasive fix. -- eyeliner


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    General CommentWell I can see why no-one else has commented on this - Both of the Rather Ripped UK bonus tracks (this and Helen Lundeberg) are awful. They give an otherwise brilliant album an ugly ending.
    wiggy52on July 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat? I like those songs! It's just... They are, I agree, a sort of pointlessly/incongruously ugly ending to a very good album. But "ugly" does not mean "bad"... An interesting single.
    Cynothoglyson July 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentActually, listening to those tracks again may have slightly changed my opinion. Helen Lundeberg, while kind of rough-sounding, does have a certain grating-but-satisfying quality in parts of the song, but isn't up to the standard of the rest of the album. Eyeliner kind of goes on sounding the same with no instrumental breaks, which is a bummer for me partly because I don't like the lyrics, all right for a while but it does start to drag on. Although 'Or' would be a nicer ending to the album, bonus tracks are always a good thing.
    wiggy52on September 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell I like it!
    songbirdsweetsourjaneon February 09, 2010   Link

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