New Year

from Horizontals by Jacob Earl

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New Year is same as the old one: fight the same battles; face the same challenges. The arbitrary demarcation of increments of time is so unnecessary; a random fancy of accidental sentience.

Good times are so fleeting. For this reason alone, I know I will never give in to despair. It would be such of a waste of potential. If resolutions mattered, that would be mine.

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meet me on the mezzanine
with some peppermint gum and old magazines
i’ll bring the guns, you bring the green
and the money in unmarked bills

it’s now high noon, and I’m standing alone
i called you but nobody picked up the phone
so i assumed you were not coming home
or perhaps you were already killed

i’m sorry i wasn’t a better son
i didn’t care about anyone
i wanted to be revered for what i done
i wanted to be free

by the time you read this, i will be gone
i thought i could win, boy was i wrong
i thought i could atone
for the mistakes that i made
but i couldn’t turn away
no i couldn’t turn away

i contemplated the mistakes I had made
from day one up to the present day
but they all seem to blur, they all seem to fade
into the shadows of the sun’s serenade

so i’ll quietly pretend this ain’t a vendetta
as i load up my U22 Beretta
but the truth to the letter
is i’ve been taught no better
i am the son that you made

i’m sorry i wasn’t a better son
i didn’t care about anyone
i wanted to be revered for what i done
i wanted to be free

by the time you read this, i will be gone
i thought i could win, boy was i wrong
i thought i could atone
for the mistakes that i made
but i couldn’t turn away
no i couldn’t turn away

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from Horizontals, track released August 13, 2013

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Jacob Earl Ottawa, Ontario

Independent DIY queer producer/songwriter/photog.

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