Portraiture (Same Old Questions)

by James Wolpert

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Life is all about contrast-- big and small, night and day, birth and death. No seam on this track will go unheard. For best results, listen loud in the morning.

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Watched it all flash before my eyes,
Getting born in the sun again
Stripped of all pretense and disguise,
What was I doing? Where was I going?

What was my goal what was my prize?
I can't recall, and that feels so good.
What is this place? Is this my life?
Can it please go on?
Because I feel alright

When we're in your car together it feels like we're at church
And I feel better than I ever used to be

When we're in your room together it feels like we're at church
And I see clearer that I ever used to see

I've slept on the basement floor with the long-hairs and the play-fairs,
And in the lap of luxury with the high-rollers and the voltaires,
I've moved through the golden country,
and wore holes in my shoes that let the squalls and the blizzards in

Be my priestess
You're holier than me
Why you gonna stick around
Because we can run for free
we can run for free

Right on the edge of everything I could have ever wanted,
And what'd it get me? I kissed the queen I sipped the cure,
Are these the answers have death and tragedy delivered me?
Is this the springtime?
Is this my father's ring I'm wearing?

Be my priestess
You're holier than me
Why you gonna stick around
Because we can run for free
we can run for free

Am I sure this is how I wanna love?
Am I sure this is how I wanna love?
Am I sure this is who I want to hold close in the cold cold night?

Am I sure this is what I wanna do?
And I sure this is what I wanna do?
Who needs you
I can run for free
I can run for free

Watched it all flash before my eyes...

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released March 14, 1970
James Wolpert

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