Gidgets and Gadgets

  1. Intro to Pretty Daisy
  2. Pretty Daisy
  3. Time Machine, try 2
  4. The Polar Bear Joke
  5. Gidgets and Gadgets
  6. Water Water Everywhere
  7. This is What
  8. 8 Minutes to Midnight
  9. Jess’s song

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Intro to Pretty Daisy

And you’ll never get what you thought. (repeat)

Pretty Daisy

I was standing in an asphalt valley.

I was looking at a man made wall.

It was alone and glassy.

It was so goddamn tall.

Nothing but a single building

caught in the middle of an urban sprawl.

Just the thought of a pretty daisy stuck inside my head.

I picked it last April, or maybe May instead.

23 petals riding across 10 fingertips,

put the stalk in the soil, please dig back in.

In the middle of a cold, cold winter,

I sat on a promenade.

The wind was a bitch but clever.

The wind was the only sound,

and we talked

about

Springtime,

I have far too much to say

of Daisies

that are pretty then just wilt away.

It was 3:13 a.m., when I parked my car

outside a brick fronted cape adorned with snow of ivory.

I walked into the backyard, 3 acres of fields and trees.

The wind refused to abate, as the moon held my hands.

They dug through the snow with rabid urgency of emergency

Reaching dead ground below.

In such a simple soul

sitting still, serenely smiling

with a stalk firmly smothered in soil and no flowers.

Just the thought of a pretty daisy stuck inside my head.

I picked it last April, or maybe May instead.

23 petals riding across 10 fingertips,

put the stalk in the soil, please dig back in.

Time Machine

Last night I held you tight.

Today, it was not so.

I wish it was last night.

And I will make it so.

I will build a time machine.

I will travel through time.

I will find out lots of things.

I will make you mine.

I’ll go back to Greek old days.

I’ll ask them all sorts of things.

They’ll tell me what is wrong.

They’ll tell me what is right.

I’ll even meet Socrates.

Tell him of the world.

He’ll laugh quite considerably.

He’ll laugh til it hurts.

I’ll travel to the future,

just to see myself,

But while I’m there, I may as well

drop by your house.

I’ll stare in through the windows.

I’ll listen for some talk.

I’ll take careful notes you see

on the life you wanted from me.

The Polar Bear Joke

(Verse 1)

Polar Bear Kid asks if he is a polar bear

Father Bear proudly says yes

(Chorus)

Some questions never seem to be answered.

They just fall to the ground, collecting together.

Until the Why’s become How’s and When’s and Where’s and Why again.

So, how can the solution be as simple as yes?

(Verse 2)

Polar Bear Kid asks if Father Bear and Mother Bear are also polar bears

Father confused but proud says yes again

(Chorus)

Some questions never seem to be answered.

They just fall to the ground, collecting together.

Until the Why’s become How’s and When’s and Where’s and Why again.

So, how can the solution be as simple as yes?

(Verse 3)

Polar Bear Kid asks if Grandma and Grandpa bear, on both sides are polar bears

Father loses cool and demands to know why the boy is asking such a silly question as “we are all polar bears”

Polar Bear Kid “cause I am freakin freezing”

Gidgets and Gadgets

It was a beautiful summer day, when I noticed you walking in the same direction as me.

I thought to myself, how swiftly your feet strode down this solitary street.

I tapped your shoulder in hopes of hearing you spell your troubles out for me.

“A-l-o-n-e,” you said quietly.

There are gidgets and gadgets

hiding inside every sound, every sight, every sense and speed.

Can’t you hear them? They surround us

creating the sun, and the moon, and the earth and reality.

It was a beautiful autumn day, when I watched your eyes shifting from right to left to right. To the left?

I asked you what was on your mind, and you looked at me like I was crazy.

Then you turned and grabbed hold of me.

There are gidgets and gadgets

hiding inside every sound, every sight, every sense and speed.

Can’t you hear them? They surround us

creating the sun, and the moon, and the earth and reality.

But I don’t believe that.

It just seems silly.

I wish it would just go away.

(ROCK OUT!)

It was a beautiful winter day, when I realized what you were trying to say.

Well pardon me for speaking so frankly, but I really now know

I am nothing more than what is exposed.

That just happens to be a little bit of gidgets and gadgetry

I just don’t want to believe it.

It was a beautiful summer’s day, when someone tapped my shoulder asking me to spell, “a-l-o-n-e.”


Water Water Everywhere

Two years since I learned how to swim.

Your waves and crests make me feel like I am dog paddling

my sinking limbs through your buoyant tides.

And I rather like

being stranded out at sea

as long as you’re the ocean

drowning me.

Up came a seal and we did frolic so merrily.

Chased the tendrils of jellyfish to the bottom of the sea

where the crabby crustaceans make their kingdom known.

And I rather like

being stranded out at sea

as long as you’re the ocean

drowning me.

Water water everywhere

Water water Beware

(Beware/Be where) the Earth meets the sky and puts the moon to sleep.

(Be where/Beware) the salty smell of the beach turns sweet.

(Beware/Be where) no language is spoken for there is no need

(Be where/Beware) my head goes under.

Be there to welcome me.

And I rather like (Two years since I learned how to swim, water water everywhere)

being stranded out at sea (Two years since I learned how to swim, water water everywhere)

as long as you’re the ocean (Two years since I learned how to swim, water water everywhere)

drowning me. (Two years since I learned how to swim, water water everywhere)


8 Minutes to Midnight

(Verse)

The stars look beautiful tonight,

all five.

The city lights never did well

illuminating the sky.

But then again, I don’t believe

they ever gave it a try.

(Chorus)

Everything begins all at once; everything ends day by day.

Everything can feel so small, so infinitesimal, and fill every space.

8 minutes to midnight means tomorrow’s eight minutes away,

and I’m pretty tired of today.

(End)

Another cigarette I put out

shines brighter than the stars

at 8 minutes to midnight.

Jess’s song

What was that thing you use to say all the time, every day? I have seemed to forgotten.

Maybe it’s the time that’s passed. Maybe it’s that you’re not the little lass anymore.

But it still rings in my head, oh, that idea you said,

but the words are all mumbled and jumbled,

so, please tell me again

It’s so easy, to love completely.

So don’t let the world tear it down.

Well time has passed, just like everything I once knew.

I hear all of these things bouncing off the walls, but none of them holds true at all.

It’s like fragments of a rainbow hitting the clouds watching turn red to blue.

It seems so impossible but true, just like those words from you.

It’s so easy, to love completely.

So, don’t let the world tear it down.

On these darkest of days, I try to see through the haze,

but nothing feels quite right, and I have not found what I find

Now, I’m thinking it’s too late, to ever put these pieces back into place.

So, is it true?

It’s so easy, to love completely

So, don’t let the world tear it down

Don’t let the world tear it apart,

throw it to the ground,

kicked to the curb,

ended in the gutter,

flushed to the sewer,

led to the bay,

met with the sea.

Sea carried it

far, far away.

Far away from me.

Thank You For Reading the Lyrics.

One Response to Gidgets and Gadgets

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