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Were you happy?

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There once was a time when if asked

To smile for the camera you gladly did

Tobacco considered relatively harmless

And gasoline was ludicrously cheap

Good music not yet

worn out by

Mass consumption via FM and TV

And captain had no doubts about

Sailing past the horn into Red Sea

Manifestations of the shaking frenzy

Were although genuine but few

And in the land of many tongues

My love and I commanded one or two

There still were flames to stare at

And instincts to buoyantly ignore

Through halls of guilty consciousness

Intoxicated we stumbled to and fro

It was then that I witnessed first

The feeding of the universal beast

Enlightened and enraged I couldn’t

Help but feel as penetrated pleased

And should one of these days the question

Of happiness be raised by the great Overdog

I’ll bow my head in shame, point and say

‘Yes I was, there, My Lord’

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I had often wondered if you were a quid quid in the musical realm and I guess you anwsered that. I love the way you mixed the unscrupulous manipulators of fame, money and guilty power into a beautifully orchestrated poem. I say to you quid quid,...

I had often wondered if you were a quid quid in the musical realm and I guess you anwsered that. I love the way you mixed the unscrupulous manipulators of fame, money and guilty power into a beautifully orchestrated poem. I say to you quid quid, I'm scared I may be edging closer to understanding your poems, but with you I can never be sure, but I'm sure I loved the hell out of this shaking frenzy.

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Vangoman
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Loved the blending of 'happiness' with 'shame' told through melancholy...raising the question of all the things that are in between the lines.

grunfruaorshell
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Thank you both very much. Vango, i myslef do not really get what is this nonsense all about

quidquid
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Just streaming huh? I must have read into it too much. I thought you were refering to the DT's for shanking frenzy and the type of filming of bands now days. The overdog being the one who provides the tax breaks for the wealthy, and intoxicated...

Just streaming huh? I must have read into it too much. I thought you were refering to the DT's for shanking frenzy and the type of filming of bands now days. The overdog being the one who provides the tax breaks for the wealthy, and intoxicated and enlightened also associated with the high from the drugs. In short I thought it was about the overdog for the bands and the life resulting. But atlas I was dooped. Sorry, it was a great poen in that regards.

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Vangoman
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i dunno, guess it's about being twenty and in love, you know...doves daisies unicorns...dt was it indeed, as for overdog - that's god

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