‘T ain’t no sin to take off your skin, and dance around in your bones. — Tom Waits, from “T’aint No Sin (To Take Off Your Skin and Dance Around in Your Bones),” The Black Rider. Original Release Date: October 25, 1993. Island Records.
Don’t treat me like I am something that happened to you. ― Ani DiFranco, from “Adam and Eve,” Dilate. Release Date: May 1, 1996, Label: Righteous Babe.
I’m a lonely person. But that’s okay because I’ve gotten used to things like loneliness. — Ryūtarō Arimura, from “Sabishinbou/Lonely Person,” Ammonite (April 3, 2011)
Queen Victoria and Me Queen Victoria my father and all his tobacco loved you I love you too in all your forms the slim unlovely virgin anyone would lay the white figure floating among German beards the mean governess of the huge pink maps the solitary mourner of a prince Queen Victoria I am cold… Continue reading Leonard Cohen
Drawing diagrams I measured Movements of the stars; Though her tender flesh is near Her mind I cannot measure. —Tsangyang Gyatso, The Turquoise Bee: The Tantric Lovesongs of the Sixth Dalai Lama. (Harpercollins; 1st edition March 1994)
Time it was And what a time it was, it was A time of innocence A time of confidences Long ago it must be I have a photograph Preserve your memories They’re all that’s left you. Simon & Garfunkel, “Bookends,” Bookends. (April 3, 1968)
… here comes midnight with a dead moon in its jaw … — Jason Molina, from “Farewell Transmission,” The Magnolia Electric Co. (Secretly Canadian, 2003)