Tension and Release

from by Eliot Wilder

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An arm reaches out to pull you in
You fight back
Against your next of kin
Why must we always go so far astray
Why can't we meet each other halfway

Some men go to war and some men make peace
It's the push and the tug between tension and release

Look at what a stinkin' bloody mess we've made
No one to blame
We wound up in the stockade
If only we hadn't been dumb enough to get caught
But then again why do we bother to fight what we've fought

I am on an island
Somewhere out in the south seas
I am on an island
Sitting here under cocoanut trees

What will make you happiest of all
Keep in mind
We're thinking of the long haul
And what in heaven's name to do you say to your kid
How will you explain all of the bad things that you did


from A Star Fell Down on Indiana, released April 9, 2016



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