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Chicagoetry: Two Blues Lyrics

Two Blues Lyrics


More Than the Blues

I hold my heart in front of my face
Like it's a skull I'm talking to.
I see my sadness take up space
Like it's something brand new.

If this is what is right,
Why's it feel so wrong?!
My heart's a house of fever
Showing movies all night long.

We should be together
But I know I bring you down.
Oh if I had a different face
Or was from a different town.

I won't think about you
If I try hard enough.
My distance is a defense
And my silence is a bluff.

I wish I had more
To give you
Than the blues.


Jets in the Distance

Defy the only witness to the jets in the distance,
You think you'll never know the difference.

A voice in my heart gave witness
To the oncoming "Good-bye!" in the distance.

Well, was it a good offense, the best defense
Or just some random emotional sequence?

I saw her eyes, then I heard the jets.
Thought at first my heart had burst.
I ain't over it yet. Baby, I never knew what hit me.


J.J. Tindall is the Beachwood's poet-in-residence. He welcomes your comments. Chicagoetry is an exclusive Beachwood collection-in-progress.


More Tindall:

* Chicagoetry: The Book

* Ready To Rock: The Music

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