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I've got a new paragraph.
You there with sand in your shoes,
Have the look of someone who's about to try and sell books to me.

You've got a look in your eye,
And you are not what you seem,
And the lines you are feeding me now are not just your new master's dreams.

These storms will come when the sky is grey,
For the rain it raineth every day.

I'm the corrupter of words,
I shine everywhere like the sun,
I live by the church and all the rest of this stuff I just do for fun.

You leave me nothing to say,
It's the same every day,
Every day.

But words these days, like a glove's embrace,
Turned inside out for a slap to the face,
But all this time it's all the same to me.
I drink my fill and I fall into bed,
A tosspot me with my drunken head,
But all this time it's all the same to me.

They've undressed you at last,
And since I'm nobody's clown,
I've made a note of your tricks,
And I'm going to write every single one of them down.

These storms will come when the sky is grey,
For the rain it raineth every day.

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from Recollection, Part I, released April 2, 2019

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The Calculus Affair is what happens when a Seattle-based singer songwriter learns folk guitar and then spends his formative years listening to XTC.

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