Charlemagne is Stronger than You or Me

from by Old Bus

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Charlemagne is stronger than you or me
Stands tall and breathes heavily
Projects his words in a steady column of air
Aging face in a yogic stare

Words like bees and a mouth like a hive
Run for cover or you won't leave alive
Each question is laid out to capture and snare
Answers that don't need to be there

Charlemagne rules over a kingdom of trash
Collected and saved instead of cash
Old paint cans, rusty bikes, cat carriers, hot tubs block the door
Broken and done the century before

Outside the chickens roam free in the yard
Who'd have thought we'd have it harder
Than those feathered shit-makers?
Watch the ground around the steps you take...

Charlemagne's purple pimple popped
Mid-sentence, the words all stopped
Replaced by a trickle going down from the lip
Blood rainbow in an eerie strip


from Popular Baby, released December 18, 2013



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