Why?

Once I would have died for you, maybe I still would

Exiled and excommicated I wonder if I could

Take my lung or kidney or other body part

For ever since forever you’ve held my trembling heart

 

Make my heart prance like a stallion or flutter like a dove

But I think you never ever understood this kind of love

Explain it to be softly so that I would see

What reason did you have for jettisoning me

Trinity

When the sun came up in the middle of the night

White sands melted and flowed out of sight

And as time flits by on wings of broken crepe

A glassy crater that is forever defines this landscape

Immigrant

Orange hair in a white house

I’m afraid to go outside

The cat just killed Mickey Mouse

There’s nowhere left to hide

 

Life’s hard in the midwest

Your neighbors turn you in

Like being under house arrest

Beginning of the end

 

They revoked my passport

My green card blew away

I cant go to the airport

Or even the driveway

 

But the ICE trucks are coming

They’ll be going door to door

In the back yard i start running

Cant come back here anymore

 

To Syria i’ll have to go

A place i’ve never been

They’re full up at Guantanamo

And then it all starts again

The Zombies of Austin

In Austin there are zombies

That roam the fields at night

They eat up big salamis

And shoot up out of sight

 

In the park they got needles

Somebody’s used before

With microscopic evils

You dont see anymore

 

The whores down from Columbus

Service the walking dead

A zombie’s an encumbrance

But the hookers give them head

 

In the moonlight there is thunder

Megatons from space

Administrative blunder

A nuclear embrace

 

Mushrooms bloom in Austin

Detonation was at five

The zombies are lost when

The narks are burned alive

 

In Austin there is fallout

Radiation boils the ground

And the nuclear police are out

But no zombies are around

 

 

 

 

 

Lou

Trapped in an alley, i couldnt run

Facing down a man with a cross and a gun

His face was blue

He said my name is Lou and it’s my sacred duty to kill you

 

His eyes twitched around, the gun fell to the ground

He threw the cross in the sewer

And before i could run he said

I’m a talker not a doer

 

Then his face turned bluer

As he fell to the sewer

He hit his head and was still

His dead eyes on the man he would kill

 

It started raining here where nobody had seen

No camera recording this thing from a dream

And i just wanted to go home

Lights of Hong Kong

I feel the press of my dead children crowding close to me

And with each morning passing there’s one less day to see

Carson sings Feliz Navidad that was his favorite song

And the only comfort left now is that i dont have long

 

Sparkie worried about me when i was alone

Took care of me when i was sick and her mommy was long gone

I’d play an old guitar and she’d sing an old folk song

As we looked away in wonder at the lights of old Hong Kong

 

It’s not that i’m going anywhere, they’re coming back for me

If this is it then i dont care it’s with them i should be

My heart is barely beating and my breath is almost gone

But thru the shrouded window creeps the glow of my last dawn

 

They should all still be here when i’m dead and in the ground

But somehow it happened the other way around

It’s my reward for the arrogance of living much too long

Before i sail away across the bay to the lights of old Hong Kong

Jisatsu

There’s no place quite as merry

As Greenwood cemetery

Grass green, sky blue

To rest in peace

Is all i want to do.

 

I looked at some graves today

Had no money but that’s okay

You can have one said the man

So i bought one on the easy payment plan

 

There’ll be no hunger, no strife

When i finally end my life

No sadness, no pain

Always sunshine, never see the rain

 

There’s a softly opening door

To things i’ve never seen before

Hear the sound of distant drums

I wont be here when the morning comes