Your Penny Silver

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from Hieronymus Firebrain "Here" 1993

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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:

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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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