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Originally released on "Control of Electromagnetic Radiation" (2009).


He's got two burning suns where his eyes should be
In the after-image when you look away
You'll dig yourself a hole and then you'll crawl inside
But he will stay

In a fevered sweat in his bed at night
He imagined that his body's in a cell
A tremor comes upon him like the ground beneath him shakes
And he's awake, screaming

Please please stay with me
Open up your head and wait around
Please please stay with me
Don't bring me down

Please please stay with me
Open up your heart and let me in
Please please stay with me
Where have you been?

And he breathes (hangs in the air)
And he leaves (there's no one there)
Now he's off the clock, there's no time to talk
But he whispers, "stay with me."

I felt his fever break in the dead of night
But at that point I could only let him be
And then I realized that there was no one left
To rescue me


from Songs, 1995​-​2010, released May 31, 2011




The Calculus Affair Seattle, Washington

The Calculus Affair is the solo project of Seattle musician Paul Mariz. Paul plays music out in the world as a member of The Rejections, a band made up of novelists and their trailing spouses (of which he is the latter).

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