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Drown - Andrew Shields

I said you said you said I said

you took the words out of my head

I took the lies out of your mind

you were not nice I was not kind


you thought I knew you knew my thoughts

I doubt you know you know my doubts

I'm not too tough you are too rough

you are too much I'm not enough


whenever I'm near you I cannot decide

if I should forget you or swallow my pride


you ate my frown I love your gaze

I want your nights you want my days

you make me burn I make you ache

you make a mess I make mistakes


you tell me off I tell a joke

when I'm profound you just provoke

when you realize what games I play

you turn around I turn away


pennies for thoughts, are you flipping a coin?

heads you'll be staying; tails you'll be going?


tell me about it after we drown

sorrow at midnight; take me downtown


Bio:

Andrew Shields lives in Basel, Switzerland. His collection of poems "Thomas Hardy Listens to Louis Armstrong" was published by Eyewear in June 2015. His band Human Shields released the album "Somebody's Hometown" in 2015 and the EP "Défense de jouer" in 2016.

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