Pick My Brain

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The stage was set like a trap
Waiting for the actors and actresses to step
And give a damn good show
To the waiting audience of each other's soul
Memorize your lines and lives and everything
That you wish you could leave behind
Watch your step, improvise,
And finally the curtain rises and you find them hand in hand in mind

Can I pick your brain
For those memories you stole
Pull them like a rabbit from a hat
Magic acting with a very wonderful assistant
Reaching in with black fingernails
To pull out all the ribbon

I held your pinky like a key
That unlocked your arms and eyes and everything to me
I wrote letters on your hand
So you would never run out of things to read
Oh how my lips touched your palms
And tasted every hand you held and everyone you loved
Lightning like a serpents tongue
Reminded you that there are things you can't control

Wont you pick my brain?
For those memories I stole
Pull them like a weed from the ground
Rotten tulips with a sturdy set of leather fingers
Reaching in with broken fingernails
To pull out all the bad ones

Smile, squinty eyes, with
Laughing moons and perfect skies
It's just reality
Said one unto the other with an out of tune demeanor
Curtain call, let's hold each other's hands and
Lift them up while the music plays
It's just reality
Said one about the future while the other hugged the flowers

Can I pick your brain
Won't you pick my brain
Pull them like a kernal from my
Broke and twisted skull
With your stainless metal walnut chisel


from Sad Songs, released March 23, 2017



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Dream Jurnal Chattanooga, Tennessee

Dream Jurnal rises from the songwriting of Erik Simpson and Rachelle Barr. Their love of traditional folk music, and their fascination with modern harmony bring a unique sound to their songs and music. They are based in Cleveland, TN, right outside of Chattanooga. ... more

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