Your Penny Silver

from by Jonathan Segel



from Hieronymus Firebrain "Here" 1993


don't speak to me in riddles
tell me what you feel
though we may never cross
this sea of ethics
with an even keel
every new day dawns
and we survive despite
ourselves, we exaggerate
the quality of life,
that's just as well
given the alternatives

you'll think your penny silver
'til your penny drops
one scary dose to thrill you
tightens up your chops
i drop it
so here lies my hick jacket
no hocus pocus
this is just my body
all i am and just as well
drop my city mouse mask as well
country mouse, she sheds no crocodile tears
really, what i say she hears?

so we get what we ask for
-maybe in a vacuum
take a look outside
open up the window
of your tomb
so we still tend to trust
the people close to us
still an act of faith
still that's only dust
gets us as far as we can go with it
search for some middle ground
higher than flood level

and it will all start at this moment:


from Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, released September 3, 2013


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Jonathan Segel is a musician and composer, playing guitar, violin, computer, keyboards, electric bass and singing, etc.

He plays solo or with Camper Van Beethoven and Øresund Space Collective
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