You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more
You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more
That key you got won't fit that lock no more
That key you got won't fit that lock no more

You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more
You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more
That key you got won't let you in my door
That key you got won't let you in my door

My eyes have seen the glory end
the sound and image synchronized
right there on the silver screen
heard the sounds suggesting lineage of influence, yeah
I saw it there in the Motherland
steps, cables, steeples, stairways wind away from origin
in untrampled vintage floats the proof
I cannot be freed
the concert stage, the velvet cage, the glass perimeter of me
all my friends are disappearing, all my letters are in code
all I ever think and feel, in your shadow it erodes
waiting, waiting by the silent phone I draft my next apology
burn my letters once they're read
I'm alloy joy, I thrice repeat
an alloy joy, an alloy joy
listen to what I just heard
it's rated on the sun jailbird
and just like you, the way it moves
a thought that creeps in grinning always
in your hair and in your hallways
got detained in San Francisco, on your way to get fresh air
The USA didn't want you there
you juggled oranges but no one cared

You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more
You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more
That key you got won't fit that lock no more
That key you got won't fit that lock no more

You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more
You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more
That key you got won't fit that lock no more
That key you got won't fit that lock no more

You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more
You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more
That key you got won't let you in that door
That key you got won't fit that lock no more

Lady Macbeth, rock me Mama, like my back ain't got no bone
light clicks heard on the telephone, like a sudden unhinged moan
that leaks out from your broken structure, like a wall of unbound stone
they buried the Eighth, they buried the Ninth
they said the finale was a formal reply
they buried the Eighth, they buried the Ninth
they said the finale was a formal reply
they buried the Eighth, buried the Ninth
buried everything yeah I'm telling ya guy
contest prizes, grand pianos
gagged by comfort, shamed by words
empty anthems, cloaked in strange verse
stripes and bars, is it yours?
stripes and bars, stripes and bars
stripes and bars and are you sure?
stripes and bars to lock you in
lock you in or camouflage you
feel the sun but cannot walk to
hear the yell but cannot talk to
trembling, cloaked in what you swore
was stripes and bars, that's what they're for

You been ducking and dodging but you can't come home no more





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    General CommentAdam Savage has said he was inspired by the Russian writers that were exiled by Stalin and Lenin.

    "I cannot be freed
    the concert stage, the velvet cage, the glass perimeter of me
    all my friends are disappearing, all my letters are in code
    all I ever think and feel, in your shadow it erodes"

    Many Russians were 'erased' from photos & text once they became capitalist-thinking enemies of the state.
    mmmpizzaon June 07, 2014   Link

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