Cross​-​Section

from by S. J. Tucker

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Haphazard via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $16.95 USD or more 

     

  • Buy Disc

about

No guitar here, just vocals. Pulling a Suzanne Vega, here, starting an album a capella. My apologies to that worthy lady. Imitation, you know...
This song was brought about by my short stint at a regular gig that dissolved all too soon.
I was a member of a band that backed up spoken-word artists once a week, at a wonderful venue in Downtown Memphis called Zanzibar. I got myself a good dose of truth, soul, and emotion. Harking back to my own poetry, I put it all together. Love at first sight is just not the best idea sometimes. They think they want you for your mind, but they have no clue what's in there. Just be sweet, deflect the wild cards, and write about it later. *sigh*

lyrics

You watched me walking in; I know you did
viper's glance like I've never seen, taking me in
Like a vessel, like a parcel, like a package, like a dream.
Did you notice, oh, I wonder: our meaning didn't correspond, and I
Wasn't looking back the way you looked at me.
I wonder just which part of me you think you want
to get to know.
I hope you realize it doesn't work that way;
That's not how it's supposed to go.
You can't make a pretty cross section,
tear it out, and leave the rest behind,
so it won't be so scary if you change your mind.

You see somebody under glass, under makeup, under fantasy,
and it's the lazy way to think 'oh, this time I've found the one for me.'
Because faery glamour fades
with dirty socks, compromise, and rent to pay
So I think you'd best step away.

The truth might be too much for you,
so don't tell me you can take it.
Look before you leap, my friend.
There's a lot here to set straight.
It only gets better.

I wonder just which part of me you think you want to get to know.
I hope you realize it doesn't work that way;
That's not how it goes, no.
You can't make a pretty cross-section,
tear it out, and leave the rest behind
So you might be forgiven if you change your mind.
You will not be forgiven if you change your mind in time.

The truth might be too much for you,
so don't tell me you can take it.
Look before you leap, my friend.
There's a lot here to set straight.
It only gets more complicated.
Yeah.

credits

from Haphazard, released March 27, 2004

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

S. J. Tucker Perry, Arkansas

contact / help

Contact S. J. Tucker

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code