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The Lyric Jungle
Makeshift Grounds
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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 October 2000.

Let's say the river before us is a lake tonight,
Cuz at night a river can look so wide.
Let's call the sky above a freeway from afar,
cuz a black night can look like a flip-flop road paved in tar.

(oooh)  We're on Makeshift Grounds tonight,
let the ground make up its own mind.
We'll call the ground below us dirt,
hell, it's only a word.

If I wear a shawl my shadow looks like a ghost silhouette--
trying to scare myself of things that haven't happened yet.
Sure, shadows spook, even mine gives me chills--
still, what's scarier still is you'll get your limit of me,
you'll get your fill.

We're on makeshift grounds tonight,
let the ground make up its own mind.
We'll call the ground below us dirt,
hell, it's only a word.

Let's make is simpler still.
"Simple" doesn't exist,
"simple" is nil.

If I wrap that shawl like a cast, I could be called "mummified"--
where I cast spells or cast hooks and lines in wishing wells.
One would think I wouldn't need bait, it could be just imaginary
and the "reeling in" could be a show where words mean less than imagery.
Where words mean less than imagery.

We're on makeshift grounds tongiht,
let the ground make up its own mind.
we'll call the ground below us dirt,
hell, it's only a word.
hell it's only a word
hell it's only a word