There's an entire field of math
that investigates how fast
things move, one with respect another.
From hydraulics to ballistics,
to scheduling and logistics,
to expected birth rates -
healthy babies, happy mothers.
You can model how disease
moves through a populace with ease
or with diff'culty, as coefficients vary,
how heat and energies diffuse,
or how quickly I will lose
your rapt attention, if I choose,
choose to carry,
carry on the way I do.
If I carry,
always carry on,
to interest just a few.
A passion's still a passion
no matter what you're drawn to.
And with some level of abstraction,
maybe we could find an action,
that could yield a change or two.
Piece together some firm notion,
quantify that art in motion,
brew that bubbling new potion
that can build a better view.
Because there's got to be some level
where preconceptions start to end.
Where the Bell curve starts to bevel,
where your mind begins to bend.
Where names and labels scatter free;
it doesn't matter what you do.
Where fin'lly I can just be me,
where you can just be you.
Because it all comes back to how we move,
one with respect another,
always acting as behooves
someone with our label's cover.
Friend and lover.
Dime or zero.
or just a guy.
A ****, a bro
a ****, a **
The man who knows
a scared little boy wishin'
on a shootin' star swishin'
long across a midnight sky.
Can you start to get the jyst?
We've got so many roles to play.
Who do we want to be today?
Just who looks back behind our eyes?
A Freedom Fighter
For God's sake,
let it stop.
I've got too many roles to fill.
Just can't chill.
Can't calm down,
can't come around.
I'm so tired,
I'm so wired,
I'm so scared of gettin' fired.
So much **** piles up.
Please, Barkeep, one more in my cup.
And crank those ******' dials up.
Make chaotic volume flood,
'til the sound of pounding blood
in my ears becomes a mud
layered thick around the brain,
until that **** that's so insane,
becomes labeled as mundane.
Betrayal. ******. War.
Ya know, I've seen it all before.
And I'd expect we'll see some more.
But that's okay.
I can breathe.
I'm listed here as understanding.
Let it go.
I'm listed here as undemanding.
It was for a blessing's name
that Cain betrayed his brother.
So becomes our choice of movement,
one with respect another.
Stationary, if not stable,
names fighting to define
people willing, if not able,
to leave their names' confines.
I know it could be simple
if we put our names to rest,
but like some aggravated pimple
grows my own list to contest.
I'm still a lover unrequited.
Still the guy who's ever-slighted,
I've got my Fightin' Irish side;
got both the drinker and his pride.
I still speak my simple credo,
have a Gemini's libido.
And by chivalry's demand,
will keep on offering my hand,
knowing full well that you will stand
that you don't need help from a man.
It gets out of hand so quickly
trying to cultivate ourselves
into what we think we should be.
We wind up bring off the shelves
more than we bargained for
and in the end,
the labels wind up wrong.
all we ended up with
is a spoiled song.
It started out four hands together
plucking out a little tune.
Silv'ry chords you sent to heaven
on a morning come too soon.
But the motif
stolen by the thief
of our own grand delusions,
just as we trained them,
racing off to draw conclusions...
What was once upon a time
became muddled by the noise
of the entire symphony.
The blowing brass and sawing strings
of complicated history
confuse the senses, turn our tune into
a blurred cacophony.
And so we quit that silly game,
'cause it could never be the same
after we banished every name
except our own.
Then we could be
free from confinement on the "who,"
the "what," the "why" of what we do.
with me just me, and you just you.
So it is shown.