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Read (Discography): Our Swimmer

Our Swimmer

Displaying an interest in forward propulsion
Our swimmer glides (moves) with no actual motion
The stroke he's using needs timing and skill
The effect is graceful, but the progress is nil

Neither backwards nor sideways, it's part of the thrill
The element he performs in is perfectly still
No problems with friction, it's easy for him
It is what he was born to, to swim and to swim

He turned head on tail, tail in head
He thinks that this cycle will get him ahead
Leaden-limbed, his state becomes alarming
Progress expected, not forthcoming
The effect is graceful, but the progress is nil
It is what he was born to, to swim and to swim

Midnight Bahnhof Cafe

Objects which merge in the dark
Voices with a peculiar ring
Silhouettes with electric random
While skin diseases itch for tomorrow
A second visit brings confidence
And a cigarette adds security
Midnight railway cafe
Midnight Bahnhof cafe

A deterioration in the weather
Cassette, facetae, half a photograph
A full program, missing persons' bureau
Hall of the mindless, empty biros
Batten the hatches, tie down the cargo
Feeling the edge of my tongue
Lash your tail

Midnight railway cafe
Midnight Bahnhof cafe

Whistle softly, forestall admission
Speak slowly, re-evaluate my fears
Walking the same corridors as before
The passageway ahead is very clear
The carpet luscious, the plot has thickened