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SATURATIONWORDS & MUSIC: Earl P. Reinhalter
I. squirrels on the roof and birds in the window play like flutes and drums in my dream. dew on the hood has gone, and so must I, past Burma Shave signs and ads for tobacco, billboards like shrines where life used to be, where farmers till between tombstones to feed everyone. CHORUS A: I'm looking for saturation through exaggeration, like drinking myself sober. bright lights make me blind, and then I don't mind. II. across the bridge, the Statue of Liberty holding a box of soap for the laundry: "give me your ring-around-the-collar, give me a dollar." and inside every nightclub a dance band is playing. like bowling teams, they are named after their sponsors. one-minute jingles they play instead of songs. CHORUS B: an' I'm looking for saturation through exaggeration, like drinking myself sober. a deafening sound where silence is found. III. under a steeple, stained glass commercials tell all the people to buy a new car. a child is selling ad space on his tombstone. CHORUS C: an' I'm looking for saturation through exaggeration, like drinking myself sober. when pain makes me numb, saturation has come.
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