Chaplin

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All my dreams these days are silent movies.
Every time I shout out
A title card will appear
A detuned piano, hear.

Try to find a way to communicate somehow.
Heavy lines to indicate a frown, these days
It takes a vaudeville extreme
For you to catch my meaning.

Learned rules in film school.
Script exaggeration to balance limitations
That I know too well
It's me...

Can I live my life in this way?
Every second sixteen frames are displayed.
Slice and multiply with a triple-blade -
Degrading replay.

Narrate the scene, wash emotion clean away,
With silver nitrate.
Render every thought a trite passage on the screen.
At least you'll know me, that way...

Learned rules in film school.
Script exaggeration to balance limitations
That I know too well
Still I'm crashing through the scene

I don't know what it means, I can't decode these
Bleak, chromatic scenes.
The hero's always gone, and the villain is me.
A tragic farce - lighten up the mood.
A pancake mask is the best I can do.

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from Haunting Ground, released May 1, 2017

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