A Rock Chorus

by Doctor Jon

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For 52 Weeks Project. Lyrics inspired by and borrowed from T.S. Eliot's "Choruses from 'The Rock'"

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A Rock Chorus

I see the world
through a little leather peephole
You seem so tight
with the digital people
This one speaks
and that one stays silent
I know she thinks
that my principles are violent

But I love you
I love you

Last time I met you
everything was fine and
I'll admit that I wished
for your assignment
Need no bells to know
the ride is moving faster
I never subscribed to
salvation through disaster

And I love you
I love you

Can you hear it?
Can you feel it?
Coming on the wind

Can you bear it?
Does it sting yet?
Bruising on the chin

I can't take it
All is breaking

We toil for five days,
the sixth day is for driving
The seventh, for sport
to distract us from the timing
You said the data
had altered your perspective
I guess I'm resigned
to be stubborn and protective

And I love you
I love you

Can you hear it?
Can you feel it?
Coming on the wind

Can you bear it?
Does it sting yet?
Bruising on the chin

Through the desert
Can you hear it?
The Witness, the Critic, the Stranger.

Are you despairing?
Long for repairing?
Look through the peephole again

Let me show you

In the vacant places
We will build with new bricks
Where the bricks are fallen
We will build with new stone
Where the beams are rotten
we will put new timber
Where we have forgotten
our hands, they will remember

And I love you

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released March 8, 2014
Words and music by Doctor Jon (Jonathan Barlow). All instruments performed by or programmed by Doctor Jon in his pajamas.

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Doctor Jon Starkville, Mississippi

I make music at home with one microphone, a few guitars, an old drum set, and a macbook.

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