MISTER EASE AND MISS POKEN

MISTER EASE AND MISS POKEN

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can i just get a straight answer here ?
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can i just get a straight answer here ?

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Submitted: May 11, 2012

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Submitted: May 11, 2012

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its a message, i'm transmitting

but translation's broken down
for you've shut off your receiver
like a movie with no sound
 
its no use engaging pantomime
i'm lousy at charades
you have turned your back the other way
and missed the whole parade
 
the semaphore has flagged today
the telegraph, off key
and the party line has parted
strangled cough cacophony
 
for our tin cups are not tethered
in the middle with a string
like a radio with static
its a songbird that can't sing
 
and we've gotten quite remote here
things are way beyond control
like i'm stuck on the equator
while you hang out on the pole
 
for our language is all choppy
like a helicopter blade
and you've rounded off the edges
of the point that i just made
 
its a package lost in transit
its a letter with no stamp
its an auto on the freeway
that can't find the exit ramp
 
and communication's shifted
like a whisper in a breeze
apparently i'm navajo
and you're the japanese


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