A Person [YouTube demo]

by Stephan Nance

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There's a person
With a set of porcelain teeth
And a pair of emerald eyes
One time I bethought to plod
Beneath the warm gold glittering façade
Where in lieu of fleuves of ruby blood
I found a fougou, got caught in a clotted cream flood

Well, if I were a person
(And I hope I never am one)
I would try to be less of a person, more of a person
If I were a person
(And I hope I never am one)
I would try to be less of a person, more of a person,
Less of a person

On a whim
Down a gravel driveway
From a winding well-off road
A person gave a push and watched me
Whoosh into the midst of
Risks I was averse to;
Out on a limb,
Coerced toward a court of obelisks,
The burden of pressure bruised my skin more deeply
Than the physical impact did!

Nobody else bore witness to it;
somebody bore it to the witnessing.
Everybody bored of bearing with me, but
could anybody bear to intervene? No!
Inhabiting a captive body,
Inhabiting a faceless bag of bones,
My sizzling pancake battered head
Still keeps score for imaginary battles below.

There's a person-
shaped jam-filled pastry
stand-in for someone I've known;
Only a pretzel stick stake
Punched through the piped-in raspberry heart
Can break the thick thrall of that glaze
Spare me more of these saccharine matinees!

There's a person
With a jasper disposition
And a yellow diamond mind
Faced by fire, I tried and trod
In the mine with that canary crystal clod
Till the tawdry lace facets failed,
And I confronted the fraud the flames unveiled.

Well, if I were a person
(And I hope I never am one)
I would try to be less of a person, more of a person
If I were a person
(And I hope I never am one)
I would try to be less of a person, more of a person,
Less of a person, more of a person,
Less of a person, more of a person,
Less of a person, more of a person,
Less of a pers-
on.

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released May 4, 2016
Music & lyrics by Stephan Nance

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Stephan Nance Eugene, Oregon

I'm Stephan Nance. I'm a singer-songwriter based in Eugene, Oregon. You can call my music poetic piano rock.

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