Sparkler Gone Dark

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Voice like a campfire, head like a doll
Cracks carried under porcelain skin
Tattooed and sprawling figures make their mark
Still can't find the spark to begin

And the words on your arms won't fade
Even when your tired body has turned in for the night
These memories just won't go away
They replay behind your weary mind
You say it's all all right

But what will you do
When it's all caught up with you?

Mistakes start to pile up, follow you around
Still won't make a sound when you're afraid
You said one of these days I just won't show up again
Forced out every friend you might have made

And you look so much older than you should
An effect from the anxiety you're never gonna face
You know that it won't do you any good
Just to force a grin and bear it in that unforgiving place

What will you do
When it's all caught up with you?


from Don't Be Scared, released March 29, 2017



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Inky the Cat writes music mostly with a guitar but sometimes he uses drums and organs and stuff. Folky singer-songwriter type tunes from Iowa City.

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