A Disease Of Elevators

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Take off your shoes
I’m tied in a knot
I don’t want to say it, so maybe I should not
I know the secret, I know the rent
Courting the masters for their 25 cents

How will they ever come down?

It’s not in the belfry
The belfry’s not there
Tied to a leather sofa
And trying to climb the stairs
It’s in their stool, it’s in their whipping cream
They’re fishing like egrets in an Ontario stream

A disease of elevators

There’s someone to sue
Sue someone you know
They’re waiting to trust you
So give the sucker a blow
We’ll never be happy if we’re eating to clean
We’ll never be monsters reading Forbes magazine

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from Kiss Me Screaming, released January 1, 1996

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Khalid Hanifi Ann Arbor, Michigan

Over the course of three decades, Khalid Hanifi (Map of the World [Atlantic Records], Kiss Me Screaming, Maypops, and as a solo artist) has built a deeply compelling body of work that combines uniquely thoughtful, personally-charged lyrical content with impeccably crafted, irresistibly infectious melodies. ... more

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