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Poetry Friday: Pass the Baby by Jimmy Eat World

November 11th, 2016 (07:58 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: Pass the Baby by Jimmy Eat World

The best decision made
Was let me take the stage
Do what I say exactly
Remember you called me

There's something we can count on
These boys like swinging low
If it gets too ugly
Well, that's our industry
We feed and feed

You pass the baby here
No, they won't shoot
You pass the baby here

There's always something happening
But not for us to say
What we'll let them hear
Is candy they can't eat

The amateurs keep typing
The numbers keep on changing
It's almost too easy
The pictures frame themselves

You pass the baby here
No, they won't shoot
You pass the baby here

- from the song Pass the Baby by Jimmy Eat World from the album Integrity Blues



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Comments

Posted by: Jama Rattigan (jamarattigan)
Posted at: November 11th, 2016 05:26 pm (UTC)

Especially chilling in view of recent events. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 11th, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)

Exactly why I chose it. :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jama! Have some soup for me!

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: November 13th, 2016 01:08 pm (UTC)

I refuse to pass the baby. Because I believe they WILL shoot. I will hold the baby close, build her a strong armor of poetry and knowledge and love of the natural world. Then and only then will I send her out to change the world.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 13th, 2016 03:38 pm (UTC)

:) Keep her safe.

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