Boy in the dirt
scraping around for the iron.
Six years old
blue pajamas.

Digitalis, foxglove fingers.
Heart murmur.

What about the boy in the blue pajamas?

She was really fake.
She was really fake.
She was really fake.
He was really negative.
He was really negative.
They go out to see what they can find.

"Let me take a look
at the length of those sleeves.
The boy held his arms straight out.
"Here, hold your arms down at your side."

What about the boy?
What boy?

They brought the boy home
in shopping cart.
Rolling down the street.
"No one uses their real name."
Maybe she's too fake to have a name.
She's so fake.
She's so fake.
She's so fake.

They brought the boy home
and put him in the dirt.
Gave him some ladybugs to play with.
"Here, have some ladybugs."
"Nonsense!"
The boy said, "Nonsense! I like dirt!"
"Well, I'll go inside then,
you have dirt."

"What about the boy?"

"The boy's fine.
The boy's fine.
The boy's fine.
It's the ladybugs
we're going to have to worry about.
The boy's fine.
He's got enough dirt."

What about the boy?
What about the boy?

Scraping around --
Scraping around --
Scraping around --

"What if I don't learn anything new?
anything new?
anything new?
What I'm just here waiting?
What if there is no teacher and
I'm supposed to learn to be patient?"

They brought the boy home
in a shopping cart.
"Look at the length of those sleeves!"
What about the boy reminds you
you're so fake?
You're so fake!
You're so fake!

Does he make your feet hurt in these shoes?
Walking around
walking around
walking around in your shoes.
Walking around
walking around
walking around in your skin.

What about about the boy?
What about about the boy?
What about about the boy?

"Your attention please,
send the boy to office."
Your attention please."

The boy turns his head
and looks over his shoulder.
The boy smirks and rolls his eyes.
"I'm going to get at least 90% on this test.
I'm going to be the boy!
I'm the boy!
I'm the boy!"

"Your attention please,
send the boy to office."

What about the boy reminds you of you?
What about the boy
in the dirt?
Popping back ladybugs.

What about the boy?
What about the boy?
What about the boy?


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