The World

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THE WORLD
I’m not a member of the world
I am a member of the rising sun
until the world is overcome
i’m not a member of the world

I’m not ready to live
by the notions of a passing phase
something erased by simple days
and simpler views

I’m not a member of the crowd
whose sudden anger is unearthly loud
and yet it goes like a winded cloud
to what’s on the news

companion
send me a paris drum
send me a paris drum
we’ll go away singing and drumming

now
covered with a wanted gold
throw away the heavy load
and be new

over the waves
the sun is setting on the minarets
a little boy is selling cigarettes
to a guided tour

of a lonely tomb
misremembered and deeply dark
though still with wonder at nature’s part
in a place of doom

and now lost
in a cavern of unholy forms
half a hundred in uniforms
and crying please

they’re counting heads
but the census can leave me out
this island is the rock of doubt
i’d rather be

not a member of the world
but a member of the rising sun
until the world is overcome
i’m not a member of the world

i’m not a member of the scene
i am a member of the gasoline
give my middle finger to the queen
and my eyes to a crow

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from "THAN THOU", released July 28, 2016

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