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cut the head off (but we didn't pull the roots out)

from joyride // deathdrive by Pete Jon



sickly demon, what you want?
tentacled and grotesque
we thought it was an animal
but it was a virus, or rhizomatous
thought it had a human face
thought it was a tyrant--

we cut the head off but we didn't pull the roots out

it reformed, it reformed!
read some books and learned to speak
the language of humanity
progress and the carrot and the stick
posed in different faces
whispered secret nothings to me

I cut the head off but I didn't pull the roots out

the song is coming on again
but I don't know the meaning
watch all I love go to shit
been going there for a minute
and you feel the dread come leeching in
cut and run for cover--

you cut the head off as a token for your lover
cut the head off but it's going to grow another


from joyride // deathdrive, released May 24, 2019




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