The Bleeding Obvious - Spectrum EP

Spectrum

Witchy switchy soft femme queerdo.
Lowbrow aesthete, rainbow heart.
Study celestials under a night sky.
Glue us together when we fall apart.
Live our ideologies, liberation rituals
Unravel my complexities, I'll revel in yours.
Remind me of the pleasures in your gentle little touches
Sketch out profiles while lost in thought.

We’re on a spectrum.
Eccentric perfection.
Ambidextrous momentum.
Live life, love on the spectrum.

Bipolar Gemini, let me have my way
I’ve a sense of direction with a playful kink
Curl up kitty tell me it’s OK
Say what haunts you over a drink
Overly affectionate, needy when I want to be
Kiss me through words, bond with desire.
I’m a human can of silly string, intractable and brilliant
Mix me drinks, see what transpires.

We’re on a spectrum.
Eccentric perfection.
Ambidextrous momentum.
Live life, love on the spectrum.

Let's have rabble-rousing rough times
Transparently androgynous
Fearlessly tender
Taurus as hell.
Fearless tommistry
With Sundays sedentary
Lascivious flirtation
With a genderqueer femme.
We're on the spectrum.

Workboot studs of simple needs
In new world orders, dressed in tweed.
Give me nasty hookups somewhere down south,
You’ll love the sound of your name in my mouth.
Strong-jawed sweeties, 6-foot Aphrodites
Bond over art, make out in the yard
Or hang around in bookshops while talking about analysts
Bruising with your avant-garde.

We’re on a spectrum.
Eccentric perfection.
Ambidextrous momentum.
Live life, love on the spectrum.

Wallflower

She stands, on the edge of the scene
Watching the stage and the drag queens
Melt in the background of the bar
Time for someone else to be a star.

No need to feel abandoned
Dancing slowly to the disco beat
Don’t let them get much closer
Keep your distance, bask in the heat.

She sips her rum and coke
Remember the days she was in on the joke.
Build the walls, hide within
Must be happy in her skin.

No longer the talk of the party
Curious questions on constant repeat.
Stay away from arms of strangers
Nothing more than a peck on the cheek.

On the edges, watching from the shadows, like a wallflower
On the side lines, perching on the borders, like a wallflower

Gender Babylon

Last night, she wore the dress
Put those closet fears to the test
Stepping outside with the wind on her face
Up at three in a club someplace.
Dance the night away
Dance the pain away
Chameleon by day, herself by night
Then at the end when the shutters come down
Back to the daytime job in town.

The guys all point and jeer
Because of the fear inside her.
And the implication is
Because she's in between she’s neither.

It’s not a phase
It’s not a craze
New attitudes and platitudes
Keep hanging on
Be set upon
Your friends are gone for gender babylon.

Days at home, hiding the clothes
Change in a layby hidden by shadows
The other day she came out to a friend
Someone else who thinks it’s a trend.
Hoping for the courage to go see a man
Who can maybe help her form a plan.
But the strength is elusive, the days are draining
Painfully aware that time is passing.

The girls all point and sneer
Because of the fear inside her.
And the implication is
Now she’s crossed the line she’s neither.

It’s not a phase
It’s not a craze
New attitudes and platitudes
Keep hanging on
Be set upon
Your friends are gone for gender babylon.

And the days are long but the nights are longer
And the days are long, but I'm getting stronger.

She won and lost and she won again.
The question wasn’t if but a definite when.
Jennifer, Emily, Zoe or Lisa
Pick a name and hope it suits ya.
Losing friends, unwanted attention
Losing family and marital tension
Never can stop coming out
History snapping at her throughout.

The children stop and stare
Because of the fear inside her.
And the implication is
Because she’s in between she’s neither.

It’s not a phase
It’s not a craze
New attitudes and platitudes
Keep hanging on
Be set upon
Your friends are gone for gender babylon.

Me Myself & I

Did you think I’d stumble?
Did you think I’d stall?
Without you there to catch me
I’d fall?

I’m doing fine thank you
I don’t need your safety net
My life is so much simpler
All proportionate.

Freefall - dragging you down
Freefall - up off the ground
Freefall - bounce back stronger.
Freefall - life hits you hard
Freefall - caught off your guard
Freefall - bounce back stronger.

Taking the next plane home
You left me all alone
Don't even call
We don't speak at all
I walk the line each day
It didn’t ask to be this way

Someday we might meet
Say something bittersweet
Looking back's for fools
I’m breaking all the rules
Keep it in the past
Me myself and I - at last.

Close the door, don’t need you any more
Close the door, don’t want you any more
Close the door, don’t have me any more.

One Foot In Front Of The Other

I’ve yet to meet a person who hadn’t been beat
By something someone did or said
There will be happy times ahead.
Sometimes it don't work out
You want to scream and shout
Were it easy to be you then life would be so untrue.

Take each day at a time
Soon the sun will shine
There's a hill you need to climb.
One foot in front of the other.
Take each day at a time
Soon the sun will shine
Life won't always be sublime
One foot in front of the other.

I’ve yet to learn of someone who didn’t u-turn
Collateral along the road
In a big depressive episode.
And when it don’t checkout,
Stop. Work it out.
Perhaps out of the blue they’ll see a different side of you.

Take each day at a time
Soon the sun will shine
There's a hill you need to climb.
One foot in front of the other.
Take each day at a time
Soon the sun will shine
There's a hill you need to climb.
One foot in front of the other.