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The Lyric Jungle
In My Two-Toned Gallery
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Every Horse
False Start
Fool Girl Parade
From What is Good
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I'll Take It...
I Might Have to....
Two-Toned Gallery
In With The Old
It's Not Yesterday
Just Four Times More
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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 in Feb. 2006.  A gallery with only two tones might get pretty old pretty fast.  This song is played on the piano.

Lie back on the linoleum

And stare up at my self-made museum

And you could be the artifact I never needed

In my two-toned gallery

 

Stand with your arms akimbo on my counter made of formica

While I devise a pose that fits in with my formula

And you could be the artifact I never needed

In my two-toned gallery

 

And you could be the background

And you could be the background

A muted muse without a sound

 

Hold still while I construct your bust made from tiles and mosaics

When the patrons come to see you, they’ll read your face like Braille

And you could be the exhibit I never needed

In my two-toned gallery

 

And you could be the background

And you could be the background

And you could be the object I found

 

And if I had to make a self-portrait it’d be from exposed brick

That’s what he said, if I were a material, and he had to pick

Maybe he said it unintentionally hurtfully

But I’ll just hang it in my two-toned gallery

 

Stand just like David on my coffee table made of mahogany

Why you still stick around, hell, it boggles me

And you could be the greatest thing I never needed

In my two-toned gallery

 

And you could be the background

And you could be the background

And you are my muted muse with no sound

The object I found

 

linoleum can get pretty cold.