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Lights Gone Dim on Main Street


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"The decay of our communities from the inside out."

I see you  
You see me  
We see nothing at all  
Hand in hand we walk into our willing blindness  

I speak  
You speak  
We don't understand any of the words  
Tongue on tongue tied into a tight knot  
You listen  
I listen  
The noise is so loud we can't hear  
The lights have gone dim on Main street  
Avenue empty and cold  
We keep waiting for just a flicker  
But its dark and the storefronts are closed  
I hurt you  
You hurt me  
For the gold in our teeth  
Why can't we leave it alone  
I swing  
You swing  
Solving nothing at all  
My blood your blood flowing and ready to clot  
I cry  
You cry  
The street sweepers have swept  
The lights have gone dim on Main street  
What's been torn remains torn  
We kept waiting for a chance at a glimmer
But the shine is gone  

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