Secret Skin

from Chop Off The Head by Jacob Earl

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Morning's upon ya
A Benzene ring
A moebius loop
Where you play second string
Made yr best years
A sacrifice
Chopped of yr ears
With a butterfly knife

Raised with abandon
Harbour a care
What you had yr hand in
You did it with flair
I'm an outsider
Forgiven but gone
When I was the fighter
Is when I was wrong

Elementary, dear Watson
I poisoned the well
Under the hot sun
Under a spell
The devil made me do
But he didn't say how
I cried away the clues
And I'm empty now

Raising the Kraken
Dreams of the deep
Fall never happens
If you never leap
Sentiments you share
Any other day
Contextually aware
You hate you this way

I got a secret skin
I got a secret skin
I'm hiding within
I got a secret skin

But I never did right by you
So what's the dif?
Every time I fight with you
I deepen the rift
I see the light in you
Shrouded by secret
Inside there's a quiet truth
You always keep it

To yourself and no one else
No one deserving
Just can't help yourself
Or stop me from learning
The things that you hide
On the inside
A secret skin
Is always curving

I got a secret skin
I got a secret skin
I'm hiding within
I got a secret skin

Petunias on ya
Shades in the garden
Kiss you with a fine tooth
Pardon my grammar
Up in the branches
Sewing up patches
Skies like an antelope
Running from tigers

The more he catches
The slower I recover
A recipe for extinction
Never discovered
A cry for the forests
Never been blessed
A motley band

Batten the hatches
Devil on stilts
The more he catches
The further I tilt
The blessing keeps coming
But it always means less
You stripped the value
With a single caress

Green and black
Smoke on the blues
Enter the solo
Missing the cues
Quality you look for
In a significant other
All your confessions
Brought to your brother


from Chop Off The Head, released November 11, 2019


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Jacob Earl Ottawa, Ontario

Independent DIY queer producer/songwriter/photog.

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