From the recording Grace and Madness
Recorded in NYC
a poem by Puma Perl
Music- Joe Sztabnik
Guitars and Vocals- Joe Sztabnik
Grace And Madness
Do you believe in grace and madness?
I am awed by motorcycles, scared of trucks
I can’t shoot pool and I wish my face hadn’t changed
Maybe it was my father’s unexpected high-pitched laugh
or my mother’s borderline ways
I rocked myself to sleep with dolls and cookies
Last night it was Romeo Void and sex toys
Never say Never.
I’d be lying if I said it really didn’t matter
and I’m sorry I didn’t take better care of you
Fear thrills me
You kill me
The blind dream in stereophonic sound
and we were all under water
Waiting for grace
Living in madness
Sometimes I can’t believe that I breathe.
© puma perl, 10/5/09