Night Advances

from by Jonathan Burks

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once upon a time, sailing on a big ship
watching the waves strip the moon from the sky
a young man was sitting on a moon beam
sipping from a blue dream, killing time
a million starry eyed revelations
were twitching nervous like a neon sign
the night advances

standing on a pale dim doorstep
sleeping on porches, summertime
a desperate and lonely hilltop
a southern truckstop, hitching rides
the sound of a baby rabbit screaming
crow feeds its wings as day turns to night
the night advances

searching for a halo and a moonbeam
following a hollow dripping, thick and low
seeking out God's sick revelations
mental patients, a pack of smokes
the beauty and the sorrow
pale tomorrows come and go

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from Bones of the Tree, track released January 1, 2006

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Jonathan Burks Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

here's some pro tips:

1) Keep a scream journal. Scream into a camera or microphone at least once a day. Any word or sound will work. "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK" seems to work for me.

2) Dance for 5 minutes daily. Dance on the way to the bathroom or kitchen. Dance as ugly as you can.

3) Make funny faces. Sit in front of a mirror and get strange.
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