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I’m mounted on the fences that have organized my head
As cameras roam the country side
If they don’t shoot me I’ll be dead
I was sent here to protect the crops
But I’m tempted to defect and drop the first approaching thought

All the functionary heads I’ve tumbled
How can I subvert this mental state?
This dagger poking dictates I might fumble
I’m ruthless
I’m afraid

The pile of severed noses rises higher to spite my face
Should I lop off another one or reconsider my fate?
In the stillness I know as God
There is a serious lack of dialogue
And it troubles me

Here’s one last boring episode of that sitcom in which I starred
I felt it was a drama and that really fed the lark
But I’m not amused
I’m gonna pitch strikes through that picture tube

©2008 Khalid Hanifi


from Pamplemousse Presse, track released September 1, 2008
Acoustic guitar, mandolin, mellotron, vocals: Khalid
Lead guitar: George Bedard
Bass: Oni Werth
Piano, Wurlitzer electric piano: Chris Benjey
Drums: Vinnie Dombroski


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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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