Music Friday Prompt #7 “Lateralus” (Cello Cover) performed by the band “Break of Reality” – Looking

Take it take it take it

Give it give it give it.

Easy easy easy peasey

When everything is black and white

But then there’s colour

Tone, contrast, perspective

And you look and look and all you see are shapes

Then you know you’re a fucked up joe.

So you wander

Wander the streets looking looking always looking

For the one, the one to set you straight

But no matter where you look

Under what rock

Round what corner

You always see the one

Disappearing round the next bend

And when you get there

It’s the same shit all over again.

The man looks at me over his horn-rimmed specs

Says young man but you have some growing up to do

What do you see when I show this?

And he spreads out an inkblot

Looks at me expecting always expecting

And I look and I see my mother, my father,

My brother and sister

And they are running, running away from me

And I try to catch up but it’s hopeless

And as I run I trip and fall

And I hear them laugh

I hear them whisper

The brother our son is useless

Has no place with us

Go go go family.

Take it take it take it

Give it give it give it

He’s ours let him wander

Let him suffer

We don’t want him

We can do without him

So take it take it take it

He’s just a fucked up joe…..

On a street corner I sit

In worn out shoes

Ragged shirt

A tin can in front

Reduced to my base self

And the music in my head

Plays its mournful melody

The haunting cello,

The tired strings

Scratching out my song.

Take it, give it, take it, give…..

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/music-friday-prompt-7-lateralus-cello-cover-performed-by-the-band-break-of-reality/

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3 Responses to Music Friday Prompt #7 “Lateralus” (Cello Cover) performed by the band “Break of Reality” – Looking

  1. phlor says:

    Not just the cello is haunting!
    The bittersweet and the sad.
    I would put money in your cup, and hope in your heart.

  2. Easy easy easy peasey

    When everything is black and white

    But then there’s colour

    Tone, contrast, perspective

    So true and I was also struck very much by this section

    And he spreads out an inkblot

    Looks at me expecting always expecting

    And I look and I see my mother, my father,

    My brother and sister

    And they are running, running away from me

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