Elvis Perkins

I Aubade

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The Passage of the Black Gene

I saw a woman

out in the evening

going her Mary way 

up a city block

 

Stricken by a strange pose

bent out of shape

the pose of a puppet

master gone

 

Looking up and in

to a light across the road

she froze for a moment  

then moved on

 

Dada da

dada da

dada da

 

When I came to 

where she'd been

I looked around for a mirror

and found in its place a billboard

 

Beaming down a model

in the echo of her body

selling, no yelling, yelling

the black jean

 

And looking up and in

to the light across the road

I froze for a moment

then moved on

 

Dada da

dada da

 

'Take it off of me

We'll live this way forever

I'll make you the fairest babe

that's ever been'

 

Dada da

dada da

dada da

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