The Calculating Boy

from Temescal Telegraph by The Corner Laughers

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lyrics

He was the calculating boy
He had very little joy from any toy that wasn’t numbers
He added figures in his head long ago and now he’s dead
That’s what they said; eternal slumber

And will you be there when it counts?
It’s adding up in large amounts
You never know just when I’ll pounce, you’ll see
A calculating boy

She was a scrawny little weed
Full of of dandelion seed, what she needed was to scatter
She had a way of running wild
Ever since she was a child she often smiled, mind over matter

And when the young girls start to twitch
And everyone begins to itch
That’s when they hang you as a witch, just ask
A calculating boy

If you looked right into the mirror
Would I suddenly appear, would all you fear turn into fiction
I never was afraid of ghosts
but the thing that worries most is how the post becomes addiction

A snake from Gloucester to Land’s End
Will slither faster than your friend
And who’s that coming round the bend? They’ll see
The calculating boy

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from Temescal Telegraph, released June 5, 2020

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