A mile from any neighbor

by Humpty Dumpty

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Free from desire From compromise Eager to forget Everything that I reject Out in the open I’ll stay Keeping my neighbors away Until I can see Until I am Ready to learn All of nature’s mistakes I am ready to learn What makes a beautiful day Live in the woods Leave my neighborhood Out to collect every trace Out to discover the face Of the natural world Of the hidden Chaos and disorder And all that it takes For a wonderful night To make a beautiful day Your acquired knowledge Doesn’t mean a thing The road to the forest – Tell me where it brings Don’t believe God Or the stories they tell Wanna know what it takes To make this beautiful Sunny day Warm, sunny day
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Taste a fruit with me In the shade of trees Walk across the gate Find a secret plain On the grass Everything is wet and cold Taste the bittersweet Little symphony Shades of green and red Can you feel the grains? Recognize the shapes? Staying out all night When all berries look alike Tasting boysenberries Cranberries and raspberries until… Look up to the sky Open up your eyes Why the stars are bright Is debatable, however – Hear the forest breathe Listen to the trees Whether nature speaks Is debatable, however – Taste the evidence It’s a game of chance Whether it makes sense Is debatable, however fake
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Rather 02:00
Rather Than the promise Between lovers That you broke I’d rather Have a cigarette And a little Company Happiness used to be out of reach Wasn’t it a much better world? Rather than for more Ups and downs and falls I’d rather ask for more Nothingness at all Rather Than the treatise On emotions That I wrote I’d rather Have some fish and chips And another Cup of tea Willingness used to be out of reach Wasn’t it a much better world? Rather than for more Ups and downs and falls I’d rather ask for bore Like the old joke goes
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Sit down by the shore and patiently Observe the water that moves How waves slowly rise and intersect And melt into the blue If you lose patience A reflex may look just like a whale Will you start a fight In the smallest pond you’ve sailed? Beauty lies in the eye but it requires Attention for what’s overlooked Properties and names Patterns and details Self-discipline and solitude If concentration Fails you’ll just be looking far away And chasing some beast In the smallest pond you’ve sailed Without a gyroscope Can you see What’s inside a cloud? Certainly water It’s droplets and crystals of ice In the troposphere Where something begins to take shape Don’t you think it looks Quite like a whale? You are out on your own In the smallest pond you’ve known
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Wunder K. 03:32
The world is here Classified Recollected, organized An inventory of life All piled up Into this room For you to For you to see For you to explore To understand Drawers Tiny boxes Full of objects You have never seen And the papers Where I I once took notes They are full of Little question marks I can see you standing in this room You’re not gonna leave it any soon You can open what you like Except the drawers marked with a stripe And you will And you will know What’s life If I were you I’d be surprised Amber Leaves and flowers Tiny insects You have never seen And a picture Of me In a corner You’ll remember When I’m gone Anthocharis cardamines Leptopterna dolobrata Linnaeus Helix pomatia Ephedra fragilis Barbastella barbastellus Plankton, Plankton

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released December 13, 2009

Humpty Dumpty: music
Renato Q.: lyrics

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Humpty Dumpty Messina, Italy

Fieramente arroccato su posizioni di intransigente autoproduzione e autodistribuzione, solenne spregiatore del compromesso assurto a modus operandi, ha all’attivo 20 dischi. Dal 2005 produce anche canzoni in italiano.

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