WHY I'M LONELY
st. leonard touched a philistine
a sacred tongue, a perfect rhyme
but even he was "not much nourished by modern love"
so i told her that everything she does is divine
and she replied with a blank expression-an object lesson
in making me feel benign
then whispered, "independence and indifference
are the wings which allow the heart to fly."
feelings i have had too often,
still no plan in place to soften the inevitable blow
(the rituals we know)
and with the right revolting piety of tone
the word "freedom" can make you wanna lock yourself
in a deep, dark dungeon
but everybody follows pleasure
everybody gets somewhere
i swear: i wish i could be less aware
now it's absolutely clear to me
that solitude is not the same as singularity
but that's not why i'm lonely
no, that's not why i'm lonely
© 2000 by Harvey Danger,
Sean C. Nelson, Jeff J. Lin, Aaron Huffman, Evan Sult
All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.
The album King James Version was released in 2000 in USA
by London Sire, a division of Warner Bros.
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