Glass City (A Poem) Written and performed by Cory Capron 12/19/03 Sidewinder slack tongue yakking Hacking up our dreaming trees Hypodermic spindle swindled Where's your prince down on his knees? Carpets pulled out fly away The monkey's paw genie obeys Wishful thinking - thoughtless wishes Christmas lists harvesting slaves Motion detector specters watching The liquor lecture of the day Righteous racket ricocheting Stray-slaying peasants in the way And in the trunks of hearse black limos Hiding in caskets from the sun Junky kings look from clock towers While other's see their work is done Physic mystics green-eyed enlisted Twisted mislead follow crumbs To candy houses in lichen spouses To procreate atomic bombs Through shrapnel fields the serpent peels Revealing all it's mirror scales As trees of knowledge bare placebos And Oedipus chases white whales Bloody war rag stabbed deep claiming Shaming tame to drain and spawn Gone ghetto Jesus to the psych-ward The one-winged warthog rages on Now decapitate the daisy blindfolds Return the glass city to sand On the shores of ancient mothers In the pools of bleeding hands Yeah! I get this feeling, late at night Deep inside that there's something wrong There is smell of, death in the air Like something left out for too long We're never lonely, we're never free Nothing is sacred in shrines of fear Naked and living in a glass city Waiting for something, already here And is this going, over your head Or is it not coming through at all? The picture that I am painting Of the vision that I sawTHIS SCRIPT IS COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL AND MAY NOT BE DOWNLOADED, TRANSMITTED, PRINTED OR PERFORMED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR
Though the structure is a little different in the song version there is no difference in the words or any lines in one that are not in the other. The thing that I was always worried about with this song/poem was that it might be misinterpreted as being cocky with the last four lines. Normally I don't like to tell people the meaning of a song in these notes, I don't like talking down, but I just really hope that people understand that the emphasis is on the line "Or is it not coming through at all?" and not "And is this going, over your head." It's about not being able to articulate something you feel passionate about.
Performed by Cory Capron