Bottle

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Down in the forest by the weeds and the lizards
There's a crude glassy bottle with its cap screwed on.
Down in the bottle on a new leather sofa
There's a genie been anxious for the most of 80 years,
And he says: "Hey, wait, I'm a bored little demon"
So he magics up some sheets to have a nap.

Open the bottle there's some lights and a man inside:
"I can grant you any wish you want."
"Nah man, I'm good, I got much more than I should,
And what I've heard, these transactions often end up going south."
And he's like: "Hey, wait, what's the fun in a decline?
I got loads of useful tricks here up my sleeve:

Cure each known disease,
Ever-lasting peace,
Bring back your deceased."

"I do appreciate the sell, and what a way to go to hell,
A designer way to off yourself,
But I'm not buying your
Jive today, though all most people get to say:
'I wish to have a wish to waste,'
I just can't enter that desperate place."

Half hour later walking home from the forest,
I look down and my legs are caught in thick quicksand.
Up rolls the bottle and out pops the genie with a
Rope 'round his shoulder and a smile on his face,
He's saying: "Hey, wait, did you rethink my offer?
Because all I want to do is help you out.

You're sinking deeper now,
The words don't need be loud.
Form them with your mouth."

"I do appreciate the sell, and what a way to go to hell,
A designer way to off yourself,
But I'm not buying your
Jive this time, though I'm in a bit of a bind,
I know enough to stay alive,
And keep my head up 'till help arrives."

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from Whirring, released August 19, 2014

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Cree Sullivan Urbana, Illinois

Alt rock with a lemon zest. Get into it.

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