Click Off

from by Graham Smith & KGW

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The song that started it all. Literally, this is the "demo" (need to update that text on the album page, then update this, or apologize for forgetting, so: I'm sorry) that I recorded at my parents' house shortly before moving to NYC.

Does anybody even remember the rap song that inspired its penultimate sentence? The answer: yes.

lyrics

Do we have to hash it out again?
I've made my points and my peace
So how am I to now defend
My beliefs and the secrets I keep
In my throat?

But at least
In your wildest dreams
There's a note
Of caprice
That arouses me

And if that's not the click track in my ear
I know my heart is beating

See how abstract all the specifics become
As we hobble away from the events
Regardless of perspective, though,
The deed has been done
And there's nothing I can say in my defense

But as it so happens
There's a catch
There's a caveat
And you know back when
It was fresh I thought
You had me caught
In your net
And I'll be honest
I was glistening
With cold sweat
But I made a promise
To stop listening

And from everything I'm hearing
That was quite a wise decision to make
So I'll shout la la la la la till you shut up
Or I'll just spit in your face
If that's what it takes

I've got my whole life behind me,
I could get it back, it isn't too late
But I'm done with my munificent days
And that reminds me,
Let me take a minute to say:

I've got my heart partitioned
But it's running out of room
You've got a martyr's vision
But you care about the truth
I'm firing on all pistons
I'm in it for the long haul
So if you need assistance
All you have to do is not call

Then you can help yourself to everything that is me
It's one thing to talk about it
To think it through is another indeed
You'll do alright
You've got a gentle hand and heart and quick feet
I've learned to live without it
I don't need no click on this beat

But shouldn't we plan now for when
We both give up this fantasy?

credits

from Yes Boss, released June 9, 2008
(c) Graham Smith

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