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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 you will crawl inside,
But he will stay.

In a fevered sweat in his bed at night,
He imagines 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 his 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 Recollection, Part I, released April 2, 2019




The Calculus Affair Seattle, Washington

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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