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Snail Space

from Lapsang Souchong by Ian Evans

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This week my chemicals seem low
No energy to overcome introversion
A lot of social bookings – too many though
I can’t get my electricity working
Or get up and go home, so I pretend to be busy when people come to work
And waste time on Wikipedia
My friends’ band have split up

I now actually feel jealous of my friend, who’s found out that he’ll be a dad
Tomorrow I’ll have to confront that other person about the room booking they’ve messed up
And they’re so much better at arguing…
And now I’ll have to wait 20 minutes to argue with the gas board, about their threats with bills that I’ve already paid
“You’d be such a good boyfriend for someone Ian, but just not for me”

What I meant was that a family seemed so right with her, but now she’s all gone
It’s more romance that I’m missing… and my chemicals are too low for the effort to be charming
It takes an effort not to be lonely and my arms are too weak to lift a phone
Modern people think that settling down to romance is a trap and their views are worthless

Most of the people that we meet on Soulmates aren’t right for us
But romance comes along so rarely and I’m bitter with their stupid choices
Could we not kiss at least? No, you decide to stay single, but then you’ll choose a man who’ll treat you badly


from Lapsang Souchong, released July 12, 2006
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