Skin Grafts

from by Todd Fogarty

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I'm in an unkempt state of decay, but my heart keeps beating
although it beats irregularly, maybe it's got something to do with
the chemicals ingested or the smoke in my lungs
the questionable compounds absorbed through the pores in my tongue
my lack of sleep, I need to eat,
I need to wash away my sins and stop grinding my fucking teeth

So don't think I'm having fun, I'm just self medicating
to cure these bullshit, bastard, asshole blues. As my heart beats at the
tempo of a Bad Brains or a Casualties song
and I'm pretty sure I hear my straining ventricles scream along
"please let this human die, because I wanna be a transplant"

I've got no hold, I'm getting ugly as I get old
maybe I should just blame the weekend
stop sleeping with my fucking ex-girlfriends
I've got to stop self deprecating so damn much
but when it all comes down to it

I look much better in dimly lit bars
or in your bedroom with the lights switched off
and I'm surprised I've made it this far on shaking hands and bleeding knees
with a shrunken Grinch's heart

So maybe my shoes are just on too tight
maybe my heads not screwed on quite right
coz I'm starting to feel like I did on that drunken Vietnamese scooter ride
I'm crashing into buses as I'm blacking out
my skin's no competition for the bitumen I'll meet on the ground
and if I don't stop now I'm probably gonna need a transplant

I've got no hold, I'm getting ugly as I get old
maybe I should just blame the weekend
stop sleeping with my fucking ex-girlfriends
I've got to stop self deprecating so damn much
but when it all comes down to it

I look much better in dimly lit bars
or in your bedroom with the lights switched off
and I'm surprised I've made it this far on shaking hands and bleeding knees
with a shrunken Grinch's heart

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from Call Me Chernobyl, released May 19, 2015

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