She bargained with the tune. It sang an offer in her ear.
"Just give yourself to me , my friend, and I'll never disappear."
The intervals between her thoughts were filled with wild ideas,
Swimming freely through the darkened depths in her mental bathysphere.
And when she heard the tune again, it sounded bright and clear.
Her faith sustained the notes within the story drawing near.
A shivering boy sat staring at the cold glow of the screen.
There's a modicum of comfort found watching other people's dreams.
The flicker flipped a switch. It tripped a circuit; left behind
The pregnant twitch that surfaces when you're left alone with time.
A fear of empty-headedness, an empty-headed fear.
A longing that he used to drown in irony and beer.
A critic's stance, a careful dance around what's brought us here.
Averse to chance, no seeds to plant. No melodies appear.
She offered him her tune. Whispered a psalm into his ear.
"Just set your longing free," she said. "Don't you wait another year!"
from B and Not B,
released March 9, 2010
David Ricardo: voice, electric guitar, tambourine
Dusty DiMercurio: voice, delays
Rob Duncan: electric guitar
Brad Robertson: bass guitar
Dan Caporale: drums