Able to Explain

from by Evening Man

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We two children have enough
in common to understand
that nobody likes demands
& everything needs water to thrive.
We two children warp the world
with the force of our fantasy.
I’ll watch as you climb the tree.
Look at me pretending to drive.

For you, there’s nothing that I won’t pretend
there’s nothing that I won’t pretend
to be able to explain.

If I could tell you the future,
that there’s an order there, maybe
you’d stop scratching the sutures.
I’ll tell you anything, baby.
One child’s playing dumb,
but I know that he’ll understand
if you write your name with your finger
on the back, the back of his hand.

We pretend that we are kids & no one seems to mind.
Something gold to bury there for someone else to find.
Something silver for the nest: an offering from me.
You’re gonna have to tell me how you think it ought to be for you.
I’ve done nothing that I can’t defend. I’ve done nothing that I can’t defend.
Did I cause you any pain?
Did I cause you any pain?
Did I cause you any pain?

credits

from In Space, released November 2, 2012
Performed, engineered, produced, mixed & mastered by Paul Erik Lipp.
Recorded in Pomfret, CT & Washington, DC, August 2011-September 2012.
Published by Restless Radio Music (ASCAP).
Cover image: "Center of Gravity #10," Klea McKenna.

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Evening Man Washington, D.C.

Evening Man is the moniker of singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Erik Lipp. He currently lives and works in Washington, DC.

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