short poems

by arc ruffian

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released September 22, 2013

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Track Name: an exaggeration of interest
i remember when you came
and i remember when you told me everything
and everything was great but then that great soon turned regret
that i'd begun this sorry conversation

and do you think that you could stop just for a minute if you please
because i need a minute just to stop and think

hold back, you're not like that
you never were and you never will be
when it comes to bringing out the worst in me
you're still the best that i know

i admit that i exaggerated my interest in every word you spoke
but that was just to keep you from the truth that it had turned into a joke
that just kept getting older and i keep getting older
and you...won't...grow

hold back, you're not like that
you never were and you never will be
when it comes to bringing out the worst in me
you're still the best that i know
Track Name: bottlerocket
i could sit around for days and wallow in these afterthoughts.
i can contain a lot just like a bottlerocket, babe.
and when i get back to down earth maybe i'll show you what i got, hey

i didn't want to say but you made me anyway.
you had to.
is everybody sounding the same?

like teenage iconography it's imagery
a cultural scene; it's all transitory
you felt this so dinstictively.
the overwhelming crush of the lovesick.

and you didn't want to say but they made you anyway.
you had to.
and everybody sounded the same
Track Name: don't forget me
don't leave me lonely
don't forget me too
i've waited this long for someone
someone just like you.

and how do you make me feel like i do?
it's something i've been missing
and it feels brand new

so don't leave me lonely
don't forget me too
i've waited this long for someone
someone just like you.
Track Name: vanda
...and it's hard to translate
thoughts that you can't dictate
in all of the words you could ever collate
in all of the words...

and it speeds away
a respectful sobriquet "time is a healer"
...time leads you astray
i felt that today

oh well, just you wait
you know you're never gonna slow down so easy
at a free fall rate
oh, love won't you stay
i heard someone say "just a little will go a long way"

too much of a heavy state
to circumnavigate
punching somewhere round equivalent weight
throwing the last

oh well, just you wait
you know you're never gonna slow down so easy
at a free fall rate
oh, love won't you stay
i heard someone say "just a little will go a long way"