i don’t know why, but lately, for reasons… well, i guess they’re known, this sample from this one track from this ancient soundscape/ambient mix-TAPE that my ex-roomie Erik (DJ Cellophane/DJ Glow-worm) put together long ago and i haven’t listened to in a long time has popped into my head and refuses to leave.

it goes a little something like this:

HALLOWEEN BOAT by Piano Magic

(Words – GA Johnson)

I’m in my Halloween boat with a hole in my heart the size of a girl
Pacific postman, 30 West by 50 East on a black sea that joins up countries

My life is one second slow, says here on my watch, that’s how I know

I’m a map-pin on a dead sea marking out 30 West by 50 East on the off-chance that anyone should wish to know.
A trail of letters waltz on the tide back to Maritime Plaza from my Halloween boat
And it’s so cold, you can hear the moon

My life is one second slow, says here on my watch, that’s how I know

There’s a hole in my heart the size of a girl, 30 by 50
in my pocket, a letter,
a “let’s make it better” note
but I’m all out at sea,
asking the harbour to come this way, closer,
to swallow me
And there’s a hole in this boat the size of a star that I plug with the letter, the “let’s make it better.”
A peep show for Jesus.
He looks through the stars.

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found among other great lyrics at Piano Magic’s website.

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