I I’d give a twenty one gunshot salute
With the toy rifle that you bought me but it won’t shoot
And all is well because there’s been one too many shots
The sterile robots want to talk to me about detox
Stop the presses,
there’s been an update delivered via 1:30 AM phone call
When an only half-informative source talks discretely.
At the family room on the side of the Intensive Care Unit
I carry a tune the sirens so loud, can’t hear my silence
Of negative thoughts, everything’ll be fine.
We all assume That it would go back to the way things were
that it would go back to normal soon
that night I Saw the moon in a way that Ive never seen it before
When I looked into the sky
Lookin’ for answers,
I’m guessing I didnt ask right.
Most of you out there know exactly what that’s like
Now tell me what’s that like?
It’s like a whirlwind of emotions that occurs when moms and dads fight
It’s like when a girl grins, an emotion of hers
That holds your arm, and grabs tight.
Hurl him into the ocean, one of them cold sweat heat flash types
But extreme fluctuations and temperature changes
Have been known to crack pipes.
Half way and i’ll go that extra length just to help your strength
At the AA meeting, needing to take more than 12 steps
Bring me to your hiding place so I can face your vice grip
I’ll chisel every single monkey off your back with this ice pick.
Come meet up
With me on the sidelines when the game is over just to say hello
Then backstage to let me know that you enjoyed the show
And go to grandma’s house for Sunday dinner
Sit at the head of the table, take away the fatal flaw
you made the day before,
I’ve seen you bleed.
On Christmas Eve, we can fight but make up before you leave
Make visits with the rest of those who rest in pieces of my dreams
Meet me at the fork in the road where lost souls get indecisive
Meet me at the crossroads so I can have someone to walk into the light with.
- JZ & LM
My first duet spoken word performance from two years ago.