TURN IT OFF

What did you expect?

It’s supposed to be fun

Unlock a cage, electrify

But something’s not right

Too sharp, too fast, why am I trembling?

Don’t leave me alone

I don’t understand the thoughts I’m thinking

Sounds that used to soothe you

Now just confuse you

Turn it off

I want it

I’m your guiding star, but I’m hidden in the same fog

If both of us are lost, how can I save you?

Hang on to my voice, and I’ll keep talking

Only my words will break your fall

The blind now lead the blind

Through the wet grass

With cobwebbed feet and no smiles

Don’t drop the thread, you’re too far up ahead

You’ll hit the wall and we may sink

Sounds that used to soothe you

Now just confuse you

Turn it off

I want it

What time will this stop?

 

I wrote this poem around 1993. My band, THE SHRIKE, used it for a song in 2014.

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4 comments on “TURN IT OFF

  1. Dann Cutter says:

    And one of my favorite songs from a strange band in the 90s. đŸ˜‰

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