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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Sad Screaming Old Man Reply with quote

I'm used to apartments with walls that are weak / Sometimes I'd hear it all if my neighbors would speak
But this recent apartment and bedroom that I got / Started out seeming decent, seemed more boring than not
For two or three years nothing happened at all /
There was this old man next door that I would see in the hall
he shuffled politely, he wears an old suit / You know, a standard old geezer, a quiet old coot
He used to seem normal but then all at once / He started these nocturnal groanings and grunts
It's hard to get used to, it gives me the creeps/
Pretty much every night now, he screams when he sleeps
Dark Night of our souls)/ Dark night of our hearts)/ (dropping down the bottomless hole)
I just need to get some sleep I don't know when I might begin but i don't want another minute in this same old story purgatory
stop the torture old man and please don't be myself from the future
If it was a dog bark, or a screaming infant / I'd pro'bly be fine, back asleep in an instant
But picture me lying there alone in my bed / when this old man just lets out these shrieks near my head
And now every night like at 3 in the a. m. / I get woken up by this miserable mayhem
Who's being dismembered, what the hell's wrong / I'm scared that he'll send me insane before long
And ,it makes me afraid just to be me like I am / Becuz it could be my fate, a lonely screaming old man
Tell me WHAT did he DO in his YOUTH for this torture?/
What if I'm HIM and it's TRUE that he's me in the future?
Dark Night of our souls)/ Dark night of our hearts)
(dropping down the bottomless hole)
I just need to get some sleep I don't know when I might begin but i don't want another minute in this same old story purgatory
stop the torture old man and please don't be myself from the future

I'm used to apartments with walls that are weak /
Sometimes I'd hear it all if my neighbors would speak
But this recent apartment and bedroom I've got /
Started out decent, seeming more boring than not, but now, it's
Like trying to sleep in a Guantanamo cellblock /or a hospital hellhole for some horrible shellshock
Or A medieval DUNgeon with saDISTic conditions /
Where some PITIful SOMEone is getting WHIPPED while you listen
And you know in the dark when your mind is just spinning /
You get visions of weird things with no ends or beginnings
I drift off for a bit but then he's screaming some more /
I'm scared that he's me, and I'm the him from before
I get some paranoid fantasy sci fi scenarios/
they seem dumb in the daylight, but for now again there he goes
(chorus)Dark Night of our souls)/ Dark night of our hearts)
(dropping down the bottomless hole)
I just need to get some sleep I don't know when I might begin but i don't want another minute in this same old story purgatory
stop the torture old man and please don't be myself from the future

Well you know Jeffrey, it's true what you say/ i once was like you, but then i turned out this way
i lived my young life complaining love wasn't there / it was never enough, to sacrifice for, or care/
and i once had a CAT, and i had ONE or two PALS /
i would GO and hang OUT, sorta like that WAY you do NOW,
but now ALL i can DO is just scream in the darkness /
the pain inside 90 years empty and heartless
If you grow seeking freedom, you're a rose brief in bloom
So you know it's already leading you down the road to this room
Thought-I-get GLORy from WAR in the dark in the trench/
but then I spent 40 years just in a PARK on a bench
it's ALL exisTENtially hopeless, eVENch'ally / (eventually)
you're deMENTedly shrieking like ME, like you're MEANT to be
I'm sent NOT as a warning but as an Acceptance - so accept it - it is already written - it is already happening - you are already here - aaaaaah!!
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