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mostly complete - chimes are a mess, but it's a really funny story, ask me about it sometime


[[verse structure]]
brenda and sugar and alex and jeff
remember they day that the rest of them left
william and honour and carrie and jean
certainly never meant anything mean

[[chorus structure]]
melting and running the snowflakes away
sooner or later when no one can say
circles that move along making their way
slowly forget about you

rosie and ethel and suzie and john
always the best until then they're gone
aaron and esteban; tiffn'y and karl
never did write and it's been quite a while

out-birds and flocking create quite a scene
never together and sometimes quite mean
but if you're useful we'll make quite a team
someday, or maybe, for now

jerry and joseph and thomas and me
eventually turned out was best left a three
Amy and Elsie and Misty and Boo
always had something else better to do

chasing them down along albany lane
sycamores waving as if they're to blame
orbiting loosely, peripheries high
jumping away yet again


never quite touching through crystaline glassery
always the outbird will look rather lost
where are the others whose thoughts are so glittery
how can you sail along everso tossed
knee-deep in comrades who briefly play friends with you
wondering what kind of creature they've found
looking askanse at your faceted plumery
soon they're distracted by ones more their kin

[[final verse/chorus pair]]

Charlotte and Erika, Jenny and Kirk
quickly get tired of all of that work
Terrence and Maxwell and Lisa and Kyle
maybe they'll latch on, at least for a while

someday this dancing may seem quite routine
falling then catching then tossed off, unseen
outbirds still looking for others to share the sky
windswept away yet again...


from Sketchy Characters, released January 29, 2010


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