The Lock & the Key

by Chaise Lounge

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Mozambique I close my eyes. The plane starts to roll. And soon we’re flying high To the other side of Africa. We said good-bye To winter’s cold I’m traveling light Just a passport and a laugh on board. . I dream a dream About when I was young And the world was soft In a way that I could understand. Hours go by. The movie’s done. The flight attendant tells me We’re about to land. Cho: When we get to Mozambique We’ll sing as long as we can speak Dance until our feet get weak From those island grooves Far away in Mozambique We’ll Marrabente cheek to cheek Drink enough to last a week And no one disapproves. Once we get our bags released We suddenly speak Portugese And home-made music ‘s in the breeze It’s heaven, so to speak I might fall upon my knees And truly feel my soul at peace There’s nothing here I must achieve Here in Mozambique.
Why do you do it if it makes you sick? I asked my mom, What’s going on? This feels so wrong I’ve got such pain inside. She said “you’re fine Just give it time And stop your whinning It’ll Soon subside You just fell hard And you’re in love again. Let down your guard You’ve got that weakness for men. There is no remedy to help with this fling ( let me ) ask you one thing: Why do you do it if it makes you sick? 2. At two o’clock Went to the doc . “Can you concoct A drug to get this boy off my mind? That doctor swore There is no cure Your temperature is At a hundred and nine There is no pill or potion I can prescribe A love like this Can make you feel like you died. He said) there is no lotion that can sooth this sting So let me ask you one thing Why do you do it if it makes you sick Bridge It’s a crying shame that I was made this way Can’t get it right and I can’t stay away. 3. Went to the priest Got on my knees and Said “oh please- Father help me pray I’m full of sin In love again This thing with men Is going to lead me astray He sprinkled holy water Down my cheek Then said some mumbo Jumbo in latin or greek Said: There is no prayer or even hymn I can sing So let me ask you one thing Why do you do it if it makes you sick? 4. What do you do? I’m asking you. When we conclude Love makes us invalids Do we just lay down? Move out of town? Or just announce That Love has won and we quit? There must be something in Some part of our brain That makes this search for love Worth all the pain. I won’t give up until I stop this guessing And I answer this question Why do we do it if it makes us sick?
Yes Yes. She said Yes I wouldn’t have Guessed that she would turn to me and answer. And the answer would be Yes. No more and no Less. I was knocked out and Impressed that she would see in me a Man who tries his Best Well it’s all that I’ve got. I’m usually a mess. But today I am not ‘cause she said Yes. Completely voluntarily. Yes. She would marry me Soon. And when the preacher asks That question. The answer will be Yes Drum fill…… The Swinging section Yes Yes Yes. My baby said. Yes Yes Yes It’s all bright ahead Yes Yes Yes Yes Hey look-a me It’s like I won the lottery. Yes Yes Yes My baby said Yes Yes Yes To this knucklehead. Yes Yes Yes yes She’s sitting on my lap, I mean I can’t believe it’s happening. Bridge I used to dream like this Just to amuse me I never would have thought I’d be so happy to be caught. This only happens in the movies. Yes Yes Yes My Baby said Yes Yes Yes We’re gonna wed. Yes Yes Yes Yes It was a long shot jump shot Now I won the jackpot.
Bitter Bitter? Of course I’m not. Why would I be Bitter? I might hate you forever. But I’m not Bitter. Ooh but sometimes I get so Mad I could spit. Bitter? What would be the point of being Bitter? You tossed my heart like a coin and watched it Skitter on the floor But I’ve got my pride and I don’t Miss you a bit! No I’m not Cho Bitter. You go your way and I’ll go mine. I was all broke up but now I’m fine. I think back on that time- I could be angry , I could be sad. I could be a lot of things But no no no I’m not 3. Bitter I’m better off without you. Why be Bitter I’m a little lost, but I’m no Quitter. Yeah, without a doubt I’m glad you Split
I Grew a Rose. I grew a rose from a seedling And every day I watched it thrive. I gave it love, I gave it water And in return it made me smile But time went by and I ignored it. And could not see its desperate state. I did not water and did not prune it And finally one day— Cho: It was too late I could not save it Its petals brown, its leaves were dried. It needed care, I wasn’t there. And finally it died. If you’ve a love then you must tend it. Don’t leave its life up to fate.. For I have seen how quick love ended. So do it now before it’s too late.


released January 1, 2017


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