Insect Kin

iron lung
know you well
deal with you
like a bad spell
see the trail
moon burns
red stripe
and vicadin

you were the only one
you’re the censor
you’ll never people me
i’m not defenseless
in the afternoon
as the light dims
build a life out of all
all of this semtex
you’re the brightest one
you were the center
perfect opposite of
of what you asked for

it’s not just one way
a negative factor
with all these wasps out
better take cover
better take cover

copper tongue
beam me up
lonely without
my impediments
start to save
what we used to steal
walkin’ on
on gelatine
i never noticed you
you were the brightest one
you were wide of me
just like the English sun
you caught the light again
in a perfect way
the biggest threat of all
is in the alley way
you’re the demon seed
you’re the factor
you’ll feel better with
a little bit of plaster

it’s not just one way
a negative factor
with all these wasps out
i’d better take cover

there’s all the pain in the way she talks
there’s all the pain in the way she walks
there’s all the pain in her wave goodbye
all the pain in the way she smiles
there’s all the pain in her fatal charm
all the pain in her arms
in her arms
in her arms
in her arms
in her arms