Work Sets Me

by Graham Jong-Il

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A waltz about delusion.


It's long been a year since the ropes tied around our wrists.
Dissonant songs in the place of a lover's kiss.
I turn my ring inwards and listen to his words
for a throwaway, giveaway, anything. Anyday
Now 'till you concede and say that you love me
we'll marry in an eco-hut in the Andes and...

We're free with Pinochet.
Lover, watch what you say.
And though I slave away:
Work sets me free.

Work will set me free.

You were not the root
You were merely the trigger for
the enveloping-veloping
Cilice I wrapped around me and

You can call me what you want,
but who's weeping at the foot of the cross?

But I continue these
Doctor Mengele experiments to get these
parts of you out of me,

but I'm pragmatic so I'll move the scalpels off
lay out the delph & ask you join me at this

bloodied table
if you're able
so as to feed my
perverse fable.


released June 17, 2012
Music and lyrics by Graham Jong-Il.




Graham Jong-Il Dublin, Ireland

Ukulele eroticist.

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