One more poem from my long forgotten CD. I wrote Freaky Night mostly in my head as I walked around a neighbourhood lake late at night. My footsteps were a metronome and the words fell into their rhythm.
The moon sat low in the blue-black sky, It looked ten times its natural size, It shone like gold through the atmosphere, A heatless sun, radiant and clear hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah My footsteps clocked on the asphalt path, My boots hugged tightly to the curves of my calves, Denim rubbed between my thighs, My arms swung loosely by my sides hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah The air was quiet, my breath was strong, My mouth was dry, my stride was long, Shadows glowed behind dark shapes, Unformed silhouettes on the landscape hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah My neck tightened along my spine, I turned my head from side to side, Cold licked my face and nibbled my ears, It ran its fingers through my hair hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah My heart knocked inside my chest, It left a wake across my breasts, My bladder pressed like a horse at the gate, My hips slid forward to hold its weight hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah A wall of cloth sprung in the air, It trapped my limbs like a rabbit snare, With a loaded scream caught in my throat, I kicked and pulled until it let me go hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah I threw the blanket to the ground, I cocked a fist and spun around, Through a knee-deep heap of dirt-dappled rags, An old man stared at me with moonlit eyes hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah He never spoke, he didn't move, He looked like wax, all white and smooth, I backed away far down the path, I made for home like a water-doused cat hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah I was tired and soaked with sweat, I ran down the walk and up the steps, The house was smokey, the music loud The guys sat drinking and playing cards hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah "Pull up a chair, grab a brew", they said, I stared at them and I shook my head, I poked my fingers through the kitchen blinds, I pulled the slats apart to look outside hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah The moon was higher in the sky Like a silver button, it had shrunk in size It seemed to laugh with the old man's face I crawled on the couch and that's where I stayed That freaky night hey - yeah hey-hey hey hey-yeah
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