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CODY WEBER IS THINGS

MORE KITTEN THAN BEAST

For a quieter man more kitten than beast
For a simpler man less alive than deceased
Sedate him and extract his canine teeth

It was a beautiful place! How did it ever get so ugly?

It was a beautiful world. I fell in love with a melody
and all was ablaze in a fool’s brand of alchemy
but I was prideful as a freedom-fighter
in an armored tank with sixteen tires

It was a beautiful place! How did it ever get so ugly?

It was a beautiful world until I kissed the Devil’s soft skin
She tasted of whiskey but got me drunk like bar gin
I was more animal than I ever was pure
I used my canine teeth just to be sure

It was a beautiful place! How did it ever get so ugly?

If you separate the man-made from what is making man crave,
then all you have is a warm backseat

The major chord turned minor and the refrain came around again
I ran from it but it still found me.

It was a beautiful place. How did it ever get so ugly?

It’s a beautiful world with prescription pills and food stamps
in the chemical swirl of a satellite spill and heat lamps
For every one man, there is one loose end
and for each loose end is a scorned woman
And a river turned red with my flesh and a feigned grin

It’s a beautiful world and they all want to sue me.

Etched as anchor, washed away
the words that I wrote out that day

It was a beautiful place. 
But now I need someone to save me