Poison

Artist
Erika Kulnys
Released
2006
Genre
Folk
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There’s a stifling weight on me, inescapable
I’m in the virgin Mary’s travels, I am the mule
I’m loaded down with sandbags, my arms fill with protest
But I’ll just bear the burden, ’cause crying would cause her unrest

Last night my insides boiled and screamed, there was no one to listen
I felt my blood roar and rage against my lonely taut skin
And when I got to her place a cloud hid the sun
My pulse began to race, my mind said play the happy one

It was a while before she emerged so glamorous from her room
I could see the light around her shining like the silver moon
And when I got to her place a cloud hid the sun
My pulse began to race, my mind said play the happy one

She held me close and hugged me tight, so nervous and so high
but she’d held him all through the night, she couldn’t look me in the eye
She was sexier and thinner than she’d been the week before
She was lost in his dark eyes, I tried not to be sore

He had a kind of brooding face, very Leonard Cohen-esque
I forced a vulgar cheerful smile, he did his very best
But I want to feel her joy and not my pain, I want to know her freedom
I’ll leave my chains out in the rain, I’ll let them rust then leave them

I’ll still be gracious, kind and sweet
Though the dirty deed is done
For one person’s meat
Is another’s person’s poison