Bobby's Conscience

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Apr 8

A Thousand Men

When the storm comes, a storm will come
And you will lack defense
When the war comes, a heavy war will come
And you’ll be without arms
And I will leave with a thousand men
And you’ll be left alone

I’ll tell my brothers to keep you out, and keep you out they will
They’ll nod their heads and hold out their chests
Children will watch from their windowsills
When I tell my city to search throughout, and leave no stone unturned
We will purge our streets of your name and scent
And will not rest until

And if you find yourself drowning
Or dirty in a ditch somewhere
I’ll leave for you some money buried
Enough to rise and move elsewhere

But that’s all I have to offer, that’s all the pity I’ll lend
If by morning light you’re sighted
I’ll send for my thousand men
Every one of a thousand men

And you think me a fool, I know
Because I’ve let you win before
But with a foolish mind comes a careful heart
I’ve checked twice just to be sure

When the storm comes, a storm will come
And you will lack defense
When the war comes, a brutal war will come
And you’ll be without arms
And I will leave with a thousand men
And you’ll be left alone
To the forest swamps or desert sands
Wherever you call home

Apr 2

Between The Sheets

Between the sheets is no place for even dreamers
There’s such allure, I’m so secure
Give me permission; I’m a schemer!
This pillow hides, this pillow’s warm
This pillow soothes and never talks
And if it did, it would bray
Been here since February,
Wouldn’t you say
This one’s a visionary
Just give him a day!

But he’s stuck between the sheets
Just stuck between the sheets

Birds are crying loud outside
I wonder if they’ll recognize
I have just as much will to fly
What makes them so exceptional?

I dream of mountain sides and narrow rivers
Firesides in freezing winters
Santa Fe, Quebec, Siberia
I mean, anywhere, I’m flexible!

When will longing turn to action
It’s about time I got cookin
This heart’s so full of passion
But I’m scared it might be broken…

I know, I know, I know
I’m stuck between these sheets
I know, I know, I know
I should get out and hit the streets
I know, I know, I know!
But there ain’t nowhere like my dreams
No, there ain’t nowhere like my dreams
So I ask you, why leave from between the sheets?

euo:

I did not expect to be me for an entire lifetime.Don Nace

euo:

I did not expect to be me for an entire lifetime.
Don Nace

Because obligatory reindeer. 

Because obligatory reindeer. 

If I Could Be Like Britney

Oh, I’d trade most anything
Give up probably everything
If I could be like Britney…


Little yellow dress and tiara in check
She spun around with the microphone
Elated to find she’s demonstrated her mind
Without anyone heading home
She’s a pin-up girl, or so she tries to be
She’s a comedian with one hell of a story
No one cares to say otherwise
No one dares to stop the diva child

They say there’s nothing on her mind at all
Might as well leave the innocence in its bubble
I watched her get down from the stage
Grab her coat and head for her parking space

“Don’t you know there’s more to life”
I said as I followed her outside
"There’s more than entertaining these fools,
There’s other stages; prettier dressing rooms”

“You’ve been coming ‘round here every night, why’s that?”
With a little grin, she asked.
“I’m making the money, they keep buying drinks,
They only keep comin’ back for me, I think.
So why don’t you scram. Go on and leave,
I got my late-night shows on my small TV”

That night I watched her drive away
Speeding down the loneliest highway

The next time she performed for us
It was a Saturday night, the whole town arrived
She was dressed in this red to accentuate her breasts
And the burly men sat front-row and smiled
She’s a pin-up girl, or so she tries to be
She’s a comedian with one hell of a story
No one cares to say otherwise
No one dares to stop the diva child

After the show, she came over to me
Called me out into the backstage alley
“Been thinking a lot about what you said,”
She tooted through the smoke of a cigarette

“Truth is I do have dreams outside this ol’ barn,
But I can’t afford more than this clunky car.
Dreams; I got plenty. Bills; I got twenty.
And my money spends faster than the clock tickin’ in me”

“Truth is I got dreams outside this town,
Oh, boy, you’d never understand why I stay weighed down.”
“Try me,” I said, “I know there’s something in you.”
She glanced at me, took in a deep breath and continued,

“Oh, I’d trade most anything,
Oh, I’d give up probably everything
If I…”

“If you?”
“If I could be…”
“If you could be?”
“If I could be like Britney.”
“Britney Spears?”
“Britney Spears! Britney Spears! The reasons are clear, she shimmers so sheer.
Oh, to have that career, or to look in her mirror…
Yes, I’d trade most anything,
I’d give up probably everything!
If I could be like Britney,
If I could be like Britney,
If I could be like Britney, Britney, Britney.”

That night I watched her drive away
Her screeching laugh echoing across the interstate

afro-virgo:

if you came out of this semester alive & in one piece, celebrate that shit. don’t worry about grades right now. sleep. eat something delicious. buy yourself a present. watch a whole season of your favorite show in one sitting. take a bubble bath. treat yo self. you deserve it.

A Scale, a Mirror, and These Indifferent Clocks
Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes - A Scale, a Mirror, and These Indifferent Clocks

mmmmmmmm….
"Now I know a disease that these doctors can’t treat.."

Lol why is there so much porn under the “lion” tag?Anyway….LIONS! 

Lol why is there so much porn under the “lion” tag?
Anyway….LIONS! 

Of All The Distractions There Are, You Are The Very Best

He said “I know what you’re thinking,
But you can’t build four walls without a door,
Or something so high, I can’t climb over.”
I said “Watch me build the highest fortress,
Impervious to every war.”

“Do what you will,” he said as he left
And the wall began to erect itself
Soon before long, I was trapped inside
The most heartless cardiac arrest

Try to tear through them, I did
But these walls were made to last
Going cold, my fingers froze
I made one last attempt

Screaming,
Of all the distractions there are
You are the very best
And it took me until now to see
That only you can help
Of all the distractions there are
You are the very best
Of all the distractions there are
You are my favorite

He said, “I know what you’re doing,
But I’m not here to help you, I never was.
You take all my advice just to construct a pedestal.
I too build walls, I build them tall, but you are playing games;
You’d lure me in just to have them crash and fall.”

“So, do what you will,” he said as he turned away again
And the winds picked up outside but I couldn’t feel anything
And they carried him away on his little ship
And I stopped feeling for a way out of this

Try to tear through them, I did
But these walls were made to last
Going cold, my body froze,
I whispered into the wind

Of all the distractions there are
You were the very best
And it took me until now to see
You were so genuine
Of all the distractions there are
You were the very best
Of all the distractions there are
You were my favorite


Do you wanna build a snowman?

Um. Frozen was AMAZING. 

Do you wanna build a snowman?

Um. Frozen was AMAZING. 

I Can’t Write Anymore

The wind blew so hard that all the bells rang
The tower nearly toppled over as I finished my essay
I looked outside, everything was on fire
And the words I had written took on a new design

I reached for my phone to call the police
Being surrounded by letters and doused with ink
Knocked over a glass of whiskey that I had saved
And all at once, crashed down in the thickest daze

Are you glad now, that I can’t write anymore
I bet you’re happy I’m lying prostrated on the floor
Pen clutched in my hand, too close to my head
And a million words that hardly make sense

Flashback, won’t you, back to a time
Where I’d pick up a book and recite every line
I’d fall in love with the way each comma was placed
The poetic maze, the melody of each phrase

Now I can’t express a single feeling of mine
Without phonetically challenging the way they climb
They stay put in my lungs and dry out my tongue
I feel it shriveling up; need some eloquent love

Are you glad now, that I can’t write anymore
I bet you’re happy I’m lying prostrated on the floor
Pen clutched in my hand, too close to my head
And a million words that hardly make sense
No, nothing makes sense
No, nothing makes sense at all

Dec 6

All In A Day’s Work

Approach her place with careful steps, a small weapon of your choice
Tiptoe up the porch gripping all that’s left of your voice
She knows you well enough, she hears you coming up the block
She breathes in all your valor through the mailbox slot

When you were still at home, she wasn’t even alone
While you dabbed cologne, she picked apart his bones
As you laced your shoes and straightened your tie in the mirror
She laid back her in her chair, sipping his blood from a beaker

It’s all in a day’s work
She lights some candles and dips her finger in the wax
All in a day’s work
She likes the way it feels running down her back
And if you thought she was mad before
Wait until you get her alone
And if you thought she was mad before
Seems you didn’t know her at all
It’s all in a day’s work
She’ll get you like you never would have known

So it’s good you got your nail file tucked well behind your belt
She takes you by the waist and sits you across from herself
Asks you about your week and cuts you off before you open your mouth
She’s got something to tell you about the way things are run in this house

She says “In this home, we obey the rules of the walls,
You cannot hear them at all, but they want all your clothes off”
She takes your collar and strips, bites deep down into your lip
You weren’t prepared for this! Suddenly your stiff!

It’s all in a day’s work
She lights some candles and dips her finger in the wax
All in a day’s work
She likes the way it feels running down her back
And if you thought she was mad before
Wait until you get her alone
And if you thought she was mad before
Seems you didn’t know her at all
It’s all in a day’s work
She’ll get you like you never would have known

heyshadylady:

oliviatheelf:

How to be Alone: A video that changed my life.

This is an amazingly inspirational creative piece.

In The Jungle, The Mighty Jungle

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The cheaters sleep tonight
Under the covers beside their lovers
With a grin ‘till morning light

It’s a funny thing how you soon begin
Knowing the steps from the bed to your door
Because of the number of times you’ve tiptoed out
And tiptoed in, creaking across the wooden floor
32 down the hallways, then 16 for the stairs
And you’re hailing a taxi cab
And it’s 4am, but you get right in
Utter the address in your head

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
Cheaters sleep well tonight
Under the covers, beside their lovers
A grin ‘till morning light

Love was always such a game
You chuckle and lean back your neck
Thinking back to your high school days
And of all your clueless girlfriends
It’s just so practical, how can you resist
When you’re feeling as good as this
You’re wearing the crown
You’re wearing the belt
And they fall for every kiss, every time!

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The cheaters sleep tonight
Under the covers, beside their lovers
A grin ‘till the morning light

The only thing I like more than lions is art made with lions

The only thing I like more than lions is art made with lions