Advance and retreat
you take a step toward me then shuffle your feet
dancing in place and your face says it's on
a sentiment your mouth contradicts
it's a pretty neat trick
to turn gold into lead
snatch a chill from the jaws of such heat
all in the name of an artful conceit
a sovereign advance and retreat

Advance and retreat
you say you don't like when the words are too sweet
so you dip them in acid
then impassively ask why the skin's melting off of my face
just one taste of your poison's a pretty stiff drink
surrender disguised as retreat
I'll follow your lead
take a shoulderwidth stance
for the dance of advance and retreat

We collide, we rebound
integral but also discrete
we can cover so much ground
we can settle for the same few square feet

Advance and retreat
you said you like sailing I sent my whole fleet
a rookie mistake
it's the kind I make best
I confess I was calling your bluff
enough is enough
though you've sung the same song all along
it still sounds incomplete

When you cach yourself being too warm
you instantly institute sweeping reform
put the word on the street
meet the new boss
advance and retreat


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