Charming Disaster - What is the Point of Being Loved

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Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris

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What is the Point of Being Loved

The birds of the air have their nests
The foxes of the ground have their holes
But the son of man hath nowhere to rest his head
The son of man hath nowhere to go

There is no surge without the risk
Amazed and scared I give you this
Ten little boys a white voice choir
My dreamlet doves my butterflies

I've seen the tigers their fangs in each other's throats
The sizzling heat of their shadowed hides
Toreadors with their flags pumping slow
Stringing tractor boys tighter than banjo wire

Lovely you are and oh so kind
To tender young ravening lions
You're disappearing bit by bit
There's nothing left for me to grip

Chorus:
What is the point of being loved
To warm your backbone in the dark
Exploding feathers and black blood
A meshing bloodstream separate hearts

Our strangeness caused us no fear
We made our own air and we carried it with us
Created a rarified atmosphere
Of hot sugar, lube grease and dust

The redheads read their magazines
Look up from hot popcorn machines
What happened to our Crystal Lil
She's cracked inside, asleep on pills

(Chorus)

Remember my dear
It was in our first year
Before our little roses came along
You jumped in the geek pit
And as I bit off their heads
You sang a Schubert song

A true freak cannot be made
My heart is a hive of electric bees
I have fallen into the big cat cage
And the tigers are brushing their hot length against me

What is the point of being loved
To warm your backbone in the dark
Exploding feathers and black blood
A meshing bloodstream separate hearts

The birds of the air have their nests
The foxes of the ground have their holes
But the son of man hath nowhere to rest his head
The son of man hath nowhere to go

What is the point of being loved...

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from GEEK LOVE by Katherine Dunn, released July 14, 2016

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The Bushwick Book Club Brooklyn, New York

We started in January 2009 playing songs written in response to Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. We haven't stopped since. We've written & performed songs inspired by everything from "On The Origin of Species" to Dr. Seuss to Raymond Carver. There are BBCs popping up nationwide now. Bushwick Book Club Seattle started in 2010 & is run by Geoff Larson. Our nerdy dare-devilry knows no bounds. ... more

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