The Trapeze Swinger

from by Doug Haynes

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I’m confused between the truth
and how it’s different when I’m honest
I still keep the light in hallways
I still feel like I’m haunted
by the things I heard you say, when you were upstairs in your closet
you were crying in the dark
well in truth that’s what I wanted
Is it honest now if I just sit you down and we keep talking

maybe I’m no good
lately I’m no good
I’m tangled up, a thin trapeze
and fighting like I should

You woke up the other morning
you were looking to feel younger
ran your fingers through my hair
the grey I took after my mother
and the things I heard you say, in a voice that seemed to suffer
you were locked inside the bathroom
you were talking to the cupboards
Is it honest now if you tell me how you plan to keep this smothered?

cuz lately I’m no good
lately I’m no good
I’m tangled up, a thin trapeze
and falling like I should

And on the television screen
when I am lonely and self conscious
there’s a man who spins the truth
and he sings songs about the prophet
And I swear I heard him say, with his hands inside my pockets
all these thoughts could go away
If I just had the will to stop it
is it honest now if I let him down just to change the topic?

cuz lately I’m no good
lately I’m no good
I’m tangled up, a thin trapeze
and falling like I should

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from The Garden & The Road, released February 26, 2017

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