Let Me Explain

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let me explain
all lyrics by gretchen seichrist
2017 copyright ThelonesomeKid album The Last Days Of Sugar

Thrown out like you but
i was taught to stick.
leave childhood in a blaze -thought flames leaping thick
dodging all the crosses and I’m dope-sick!

I fought with them and them in the basement and the bed
i was there when the drugs were hid- so be it i screamed and fled
in the reeds - and the microwave and the rice cooker and all taped to my leg
every call made was refused- i looked at rocks on walks- i did a couple times save a life!

I learned all things to death

at the hospital by the ocean
gummed seats smoke snuck in the automatic doors
all us patients stared at nothing in a beam of light
I picked a plum blue gown for your dress…

nobody around the new place trusted me
i held you tight then carried you with me past the blasting site
i was under house arrest - i did my best
i got you to your appointments right? right? right right right right right right right?……………..

let me explain…… x 2

click on movie comedy sewage drain
look it was for you to be saved
quiet, connected, sobbing it’s never too late to say
I know you change every day you change on the way
i’m so sorry he never came

ants and uncles drank downstairs
spilled beer on your only 1st birthday present in the chair
the palm trees swayed and you open your mouth to taste
you close your eyes to play with light
in your wild whirling infancy

the whole complex was foreign and uninviting
you eating ice cream by shelled livers + whiting on ocean drive
you were on my chest- my hand was on your life
the beach was emptied and only former junkie
and breath taking baby were out that night.

let me explain…..x2

the Delano hotel and the international ring
you start to fuss I fit you in your swing
first born delivered right down into the skids
a Rousseu landscape - escaped lion on the beach
cuban women singing out hey little man- into pinkish blue
in early june…
you with sticky candy fist waving
calling out - calling out -mama -save the moon! mama save the moon mama save the moon …

the midwest all shame and the helpless turn vicious drunks
your insistence finger at the soaring new
the stroller wheel caught in each year
and all those balloons giving us the slip
I raced with you in my arms through the doors of mercy
I raced with your right through the doors of mercy

go out from this heave- leave if you need to leave here ……………..
if you remain - it’s not in vain - let me explain…………………….

save the moon….


from The Last Days Of Sugar, released May 5, 2017



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Thelonesomekid Minnesota

Using elements of punk, folk, soul, and rock, Iamthelonesomekid tells the stories of the ostracized and pushed behind with all five senses and angles of the “I'm just a human being” experience. Thelonesomekid could right small wrongs but the time.. is tight. ... more

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