Bolsheviks in the Washroom

from Some Songs by Seth Benjamin

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Written by Seth Benjamin.
Recorded January 2014.

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my monkey goes to the store
buys the sour milk
and his coins are counterfeit
the clerk just smiles and says have a nice day

my monkey pulls my teeth
well the dope's gone bad
but his eyes still shine with glee
wears a grin and mouths, there's hell to pay

tell me won't you tell me why you walk this path
when it holds nothing for you
read all the maps and still can't find your way
i find a little place in my mind bottled up
we can hide and tell our lies to ourselves
cover your eyes, it might just look ok


my monkey takes my pills
smashes down his walls and ties my knots for me
wipes his mouth and says he's here to stay

seven days and seven nights
so you cut your ties and unhook your anchors
let the vultures think you're not their prey

liquid cleaning lady of your broken past
sweeps the dust from your soul
fill up a glass and make a toast to health
glass-enclosed messiah of your broken heart
and destroyer of homes
i'd tell you where i've been if i could tell myself

but they say time
heals all
temporal bandage censors words mis-spoken
time
heals all
so close your eyes my dear like nothing ends too soon
they'll point and laugh like nothing ever bloodied up their backs
they'll say you're not worth anything at all

but time can't save you now
the time that was closed off the would be
i hope you still sleep at night
'cause i can't even close my eyes


my monkey downs his final drop
and sends me straight to hell
he's not made to last

won't you tell me won't you tell me where did we go wrong
you said that things were looking up
i guess you tried to fly too close to the sun
i clean out all the traces you left behind and lock the doors
with keys that weren't yours
open your eyes, it might still be ok

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from Some Songs, released July 18, 2014

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