Striptease Necktie

from by Batter The Drag



My father, the hunter, found god in his guns.

He'll take my place when he is older. Looking back on what he's done he finds himself the only shoulder I can cry "wolf" on.

Becoming a compromise because of a promise not to compromise becoming a compromise. His coming to terms determines his demise. A demon for every disguise.

Four eyes foresee, for me, this foreword: Never be afraid of war.

It's out of his hands and into my head how I'm supposed to be a man. It's out of my hands. I'm out of my mind to find the time to be everything you knew I wouldn't.

My father, the hunter, found god in his guns and he's wanted for dead pride. He's hunted. He's nothing like me even though I'm like him.

I am not my father's innocent son.


from The Big Sleep, released September 1, 2005


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Ryan Richardson New York, New York

I picked up the guitar as a kid and have been making a mess ever since.

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