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The Lyric Jungle
Trickster
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A Future Me
Avenue C'd
Belly Under
Better You Than Me
Brilliant Petty Crime
Built Like Switzerland
Come To Cleveland
Diamonds are Forever (and so are Grudges)
Dress Down
Due Course
Every Horse
False Start
Fool Girl Parade
From What is Good
The Fundy Bay Forecast
Heartland, Heartburn
I'll Take It...
I Might Have to....
Two-Toned Gallery
In With The Old
It's Not Yesterday
Just Four Times More
Leeway
Make Do
Makeshift Grounds
Mind Done Run
Mouth the Words
Nothin' Too Special
Opaquer Place
Planet Placement
Rubber Souled Shoes
Scaled
Science Can't Be Coy
Shamrock Days
Shenandoah Waltz
Slips My Mind
Something to Unleash
Squinting Optometrist
Stump House Thanks Song
Tell-tale Sign
There, There
Trickster
Worn

Written january 2000, the eve after the Millenium.

So-and-so Mary cannot leave her house today
Looks like she's had another fright
So-and-so Mary read the end is on its way
Kept saying, "what if they're right?
What if I can never leave?
Got no tricks left up my sleeve",
She folds into the night and cries her cry:

"For a trick I will fall
One of me sighs and longs
For a trick you will fall
One of me's already gone"

Black hat to be a thug or hooligan of old
Running from the crime, from that time
Running to a hand that's ready to fold
Stealing a new start is fine
Lay my bluff on the table
Begin to be in a new fable
Titled "Poker Face Leaves Again"

For a trick I will fall
One of me sighs and longs
For a trick you will fall
One of me's already gone

Maybe relying on surprises is yielding to some lie
But you gotta rely on something, babe
Maybe I will stop my nomadic ways tonight
If you can convince me to stay
I'd be okay if I didn't leave
Got no tricks left up my right sleeve
But my left hand holds a black hat behind my back

For a trick I will fall
One of me sighs and longs
For a trick you will fall
One of me's already gone
On the table lies downside-up cups
Underneath a said cup lies a ball
Pick the right such-and-such cup, you got me, boy
Like everything else, it's nothing or all
It's nothing or all