Ton Of Bricks

from by Khalid Hanifi

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There’s a nipple in a haystack
And it’s so overwhelming, it’s so hard to grasp
By the time I get to love it, it’ll be in the past
Time’s gonna crush me like a ton of bricks

I’m rootin’ through the medicine chest for valium
Tryin’ to prevent these persistent tantrums
I’m a heavy living weight
And emptiness falls on me like a ton of bricks

Hey dad, can I smash the car?
And drive it over your head, and take mom to the bar?
And leave her with them boneheads that I fought with last night?
Love reigns over us all like a ton of bricks


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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