plastic brain // violent machine

from by Pete Jon

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you were born with a plastic brain
got caught up in some passing parade
took your lonely ass down to the river
read from the scripture and drank of the water

you were born with an ivy soul
hungry for anywhere a root could take hold
down in the street where a struggle unfurls
you fell in love with a different world

cawing and cawing, a crow in a cage
how much cawing will awaken some rage?

you begin to feel the limits of your longing
here, with everything to steal
and nothing worth saving
you know there's work to be done
but you're still looking for that buzz
that will make it all okay
or make it go away

but when the booze leaves the body
and the body's still there
and the mind grows clear
and the first light breaks in anger and fear
and the distant horizon
draws impossibly near
and tickles your ear

gather your dignity and mourn every moment
of death and drudgery--
you were not made for it:

you were not made for anything!
least of all, this violent machine!

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from joyride // deathdrive, released May 24, 2019

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Pete Jon is a singer-songwriter and collaborative producer in the DIY tradition.

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