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from "Scissors and Paper" 2000

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she’s got perfect ears
but i’m afraid to let them do their job
i’m afraid to speak
all i can do is nod

i know it’s stupid to be so shy
but, if i said the wrong things i would surely die
she’ll never know that i even exist
if i weren’t there i’d never be missed

she’s got perfect lips
but they’re always getting in my way
i hang on every movement
and i can’t hear a word they say

how could anyone pass by those lips
i see how Helen launched a thousand ships
to the death i will carry this curse
i know i’m bad, but i’ve been worse

she’s got perfect eyes
but they look right through me
i can barely look into them
god only knows what they see

no future could ever be so bright
without those stars in sight
i cower from the merest possibility
i’m certain that it would never occur to thee

out of the million posibilites
of all the things that might be
if our eyes meet for just one glance
they all collapse into one, this one, where

she’s got a perfect face and
it shines brightly like the sun
she affects the world around her
i know i’m not the only one

i know i’m mad but it’s no compensation to know
my obsession evokes disassociation
her perfection derails my train of thought
i end up deaf and dumb, tongue tied taught

out of the billion posibilites
of all the things that might be
if our eyes meet for just one glance
they all collapse into one, this one, where

she’s got perfect ears
but i’m afraid to let them do their job
i’m afraid to speak
all i can do is nod

i know it’s stupid to be so shy
but, if i said the wrong things i would surely die
she’ll never know that i even exist
if i weren’t there i’d never be missed

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from Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, released September 3, 2013

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Jonathan Segel Sweden

Jonathan Segel is a composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist on guitar, violin, computer, keyboards, electric bass and singing, or whatever else needs to happen.

He has played in the band Camper Van Beethoven for the past 30+ years, as well as many other bands.
Currently he plays solo and with Øresund Space Collective
oresundspacecollective.bandcamp.com
& Sista Maj
sistamaj.bandcamp.com
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