Lonesome Organist Rapes Page Turner

from by The Dresden Dolls

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he told me that i knew just what to laugh at
and i wanted to but i just couldn’t ask if he would take it back so i could know for certain
so on the bench i watched his left hand crossing
while doubling entendres with the voicings
he said “oh darling, you’re charming, please don’t find it alarming
if i pull this stop out to free up a hand for heavy petting”

now there there
i’m a friendly man
i joke about sex because it’s funny when you’re frightened

so silently i sat and turned the pages
recalculating our respective ages
over my shoulder he muttered if i get any older
you can hack my wrists off with your choice of objects no I’m kidding

don’t be scared
i’m a friendly man
i joke about death because it's funny when you’re frightened

this is as far as i could get he jabbed a needle in my neck
erasing all the evidence but there were matchsticks in my pants
and if a rock should hit my head and i remember what he did
you’ll be there very first to know
maybe i’ll find out why this damn thing wont stop bleeding

he told me that i showed a great potential
that given i turned heads and pages fame would be a piece of cake but
practice was essential
so like a stupid child i believed it
and golly who would ever had agreed if
i had been schubert or mozart
devoted to the fine art of perfecting absolutely everything inconsequential

don’t be sad i’ll come back again
i joke about trash cause it takes class to be enlightened

so several decades have gone by
i am still sitting by his side
i turn the pages faithfully
he turns his head and smiles at me
and with a wink he said "i doubt
we would be anywhere without
your gift for keeping truth and consequence from meeting"

credits

from No, Virginia​.​.​., released May 20, 2008
Recorded at Allaire Studios (Shokan, NY) and Camp Street Studios (Cambridge, MA)
Produced by Sean Slade, Paul Q. Kolderie & The Dresden Dolls
Mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie
Engineered by Paul Q. Kolderie & Adam Taylor

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