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50 Tons of Rose

from Imaginary Country by John Alan Kennedy



There they go
fifty tons of rose
into your stove
a kiss-off in smoke
all fifty rows
that my grandmother sowed.

maybe i was too much?
i know i’m more than most
or maybe i was never even close
am i deaf?
am i dumb?
am i way too slow?

i tried to watch your show
the hours flowing
like tears they’d roll
i guess that’s how it goes

i know, i know, i know, i know
who has time for this?
i know, i know, i know, i know
it’s so so phony

there i go
fifty pounds of way too slow
i guess i’ll never grow
i know, i know, i know, i know
i’m so so phony
i know, i know, i know, i know
so so phony


from Imaginary Country, released May 17, 2020


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