High Touch Consumer Wizard

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It's not like sequels, direct or indirect, are such a bold new move for the Gray Gee Double U brand. But this one is pretty precise and meaningful, even if those two adjectives don't mean anything in this context.

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Ever since I won you over
I been on your shoulder, cryin’ and cryin’
Alright, so maybe I also took pictures
And left footprints on your neck

But I never meant to hurt you, I swear,
I deserve you, I care about you,
And I’m tired of lying
So maybe this is how “good” gets
Are we out of the woods yet?
Check the time...

12:59:59 a.m.
I can’t believe it happened again
Usually by now the subject is
Completely transformed
Maybe if I slow down and explain myself
You’ll understand more:

So I got this spell to cast on you
But it’s not because I’m mad at you
It’s something I have had to do
For quite some time, so just don’t move

I seen you sleepin’ in the medicine chest
A puff of cotton for a pillow
And some silica gel like an electric blanket
Over you and I’m over you
And it’s depressing at best

So it’s ten years later and I’m still in my cell
But I’m feeling myself, yeah,
I’m brilliant as hell
Although I’m also a bit long overdue
A chance to show and prove that
I’m resilient as well
So hit me with your second or third best shot
I’ll show you how I’m everything
You’re just not and more importantly
I cower when you corner me
But glower when you order me to drop

‘Cause it doesn’t change
Play-by-play or face to face
It’s the same old same old
Day-to-day and page-for-page
Oh it’s just a stage
A point between two points on a plane
A joint between two joists on a frame
A waveform wavering out of phase

Or else it’s a spell you cast on me
Or just a swell analogy
Oh, love is hell! It has to be!
It destroys us, understandably,
But time will tell! You can’t fool me!
No matter how you sell your tragedy
No matter how you smell or laugh at me
It happens automatically
But it won’t happen to me

credits

from Accept the Mystery, released March 7, 2010
Graham Smith

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