Casting Call

from by The Regrets

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There's a casting call for the perfect man
Flyers posted on the subway walls
No one ever answers them
But that's alright with me
It's not fair to expect of others
To do what you will not
It's not right to sit around and wait
discontent with what you've got

As you're moving down the street
A sigh on every step
As you're crossing paths with other ghosts
Your mind wilting and unkept

It's boring, so boring
What you think your patience is
It's not stoic, it's just hesitation
All your fruitless flagellation

There's a piece of paper in my heart
With every hurt
Another mark
But I'd rather die with scribbled scrap
Than let that page remain pristine
And why protect the very thing
That takes the most from falling down
I'll clean it off and patch it up
I'll leave the rest of it to luck

I'm never gonna win the game
And so I'd rather flip the board
I wish that you would come with me
Get mad enough to cut the cord

There is a page in everyone
And mine is smudged and stained and torn
And that's completely fine with me
I've accepted all my history

Ooooo ooooo

There's a casting call for the perfect man
And no one's ever gonna answer it
And that completely fine with me


from Jacaranda, released May 13, 2016



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