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Week 28 - Dirty Joke

from Cooper52 by Ardie Collins

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She said, “I dream in black and white,
And save the colour for daylight
So the blur and fuzz is bold and bright
Always in full bloom

I’m more lucky than I can believe
In a plastic chair not meant for sleep
I turned ten and you stayed with me
In a hospital room

There’s scenes I know will never go
Her skin was slack, her breaths shallow
We watched her move to let the air all
Escape from her bones

It’s times like that that bring it home
It’s not a place you’ve left alone
It’s an ugly smile on a face you know
That lifts away the world

I’m a stranger in an even stranger place
It’s like I’m eating up while they’re saying grace
They can see the phony on my face
Hope it makes them feel alive

‘Cause I never thought I wanted much
And I’ve never been in any rush
But I swear that time is speeding up
Every time I close my eyes

Tell me that old, dirty joke
Pretend you forget how it goes
Like the way you say you used to smoke
But keep some for those special nights
(And feel special almost every night)

I’m feeling better every day
Not that you asked anyway
But I’m learning that that’s okay
To just say that things are looking fine


from Cooper52, released December 28, 2014




Ardie Collins Cardiff, UK

I'm a songwriter from Cardiff, Wales.

In 2011 I released a song a day. In 2014 I released a song a week. I haven't been up to much since.

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