The Passion

from by Graham Smith

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I listened to this track the most in the lead-up to this album's release, according to my various play count tracking cookie infrastructures. Perhaps that is because it is the shortest?

Or is it because it packs the most awesomeness into such a petite package? You be the judge, jury, executioner, coroner, pallbearer, officant, gravedigger, graverobber, reanimator, and vigilante monster hunter!

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All the times I said I’d love you
More than I had ever lied
I lied! To save my mottled hide
So I’ll vomit up my swallowed pride

Seek. Question faith.
Guess who’ll be the next to break--Oh, me!
Wait--test the cake.
If it’s poison, lick the plate

The line forms here
Just around the corner lies the great beyond
You hide your fear behind a cyanide-soaked
Spear and magic wand
Poof! Just across the border
I am near. In this room.
I see anger, death, and doom
Ordinary flesh consumed

And I saw a man as clear as night and day
Two posts of light repeating motets out of time
And shrieking--oh the sight!
But see, he weren’t speakin’ English
It were gibberish
Or some Portugese-based pidgin
Or some of that old time religion
And it weren’t no vision!

The buck stops here.
Not two days ago, you had me by the ear
And dragged me clear across the thoroughfare
Oho! Ain’t it so typical!
Like everything, it’s political
One voice remains
Breaking character
And framing innocence
With passion’s flame

But you just play the game
So things stay the same
Maybe someday you’ll break the chain
Baby, wait!
We all make mistakes.
May I just say

“So what?”
You know I just go through the motions...

But hold up
You know how we blow through emotions
Like Nutella in the cupboard
It’s just who yells louder
And what for
Is this love?
Or some other emotion?

credits

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

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