I Came, I Saw, I Wondered

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I came, I saw, I wondered
Is it worth it?
I don’t know

No, no, no
Not even for one damned night
Privileged and scattered and useless
What luxury my birthright
I don’t want to leave

No, but even so
There’s an alluring nuisance
Is it fiction that’s dragging me out?
Pulling at my tail and congesting my snout
Lies, all lies
I read about them all the time

I came, I saw, I wondered
It made me dizzy
I fell, I flailed, I slumbered
She said she missed me
But do I even know her?

This roof has got a real steep pitch
I know you’ve seen me panting at my neighbor’s window
Maybe I was blowing them a kiss
But I have to say it’s intriguing that someone might want to know


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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