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Beast Os

from Yes Boss by Graham Smith & KGW



Not as in operating system, apparently.


To follow me wherever I go
Should be the greatest pleasure you know
And if I stray a little tiny bit you may
Make something out of it
Spray me with your venom
And then leave me where I lay

But might I say, that is to say add
That there's a way that we can both be satisfied and still stay mad
And that is to say, to each other, today

That we are less than animals
When disconnected from the hive mind
What once seemed tangible
Is not quite what it seems, and I find
It all a bit unmanageable
So I'm giving it up while I'm behind
And it seems unsalvageable
So in that sense this is amicable
Some might even say admirable
But I've had enough sentiment for several lifetimes

And most times, I don't even like mine
It's all well and good I guess
It keeps crude oil coursing through the pipeline
And the bones inside the flesh
But once in a while, usually at night time
I'm like a man possessed
I scream and shake, I swear and sweat
I beat my head and bang my chest

Until the room ignites and everything's aflame
From the fixtures on the ceiling
To the joists on the bedframe
And the world rotates on its axis
Every night it's the exact same dream
And I wake up screaming
"It'll take a beast of a woman to tame me!"

And I see the fires burning below the deck
But it's the tip of the iceberg I want
I see the gyres swirling too
So please tell me if I'm hurting you
Just say the safe word and I'll stop

Of course now I see, in retrospect,
It would have been polite
To tell you what the safe word was ahead of time
But that would spoil the fun of hearing
What you think it might be
And don't bother trying to fight me,
Let it ride

Odds are 100:1 that it is "love,"
And 6:5 that it's a multiple-word phrase
Like "dead inside"
But it's probably something far more esoteric
And/or snide
That I came up with when I was getting high

So come on, out with an uneducated guess
There's lots of far more satisfying things
Than saying "yes"
We are losing precious minutes
And I'm fresh out of sedatives
So let's do and say we didn't,
Or let's not and say
"Thank god we never did."


from Yes Boss, released June 9, 2008
(c) Graham Smith, Thayer McClanahan, Ryan Smith, Mike Fadem


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