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I Used to Make You Smile

from elephant by Matthew the Oxx

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    This is a hi-def and lovingly hand carved cd copy of elephant wrapped in a cover poster which has all the words on the inside, printed on posh paper, for those who want to possess an actual CD! The photo is one of mine and is a scene from Melbourne's High St in Thornbury where I used to live.

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video is at: youtu.be/8x8r5uLm-iM


Your fingers are the iron bars
That pin me to the night
Your tears the heavy manacles
Holding me down tight

Your vagina is a tiny window
In the corner of my cell
Through which I’ve stared for hours
At a distant water well

I used to make you smile
If only for a while
I know I used to make you smile

Your mouth has barbs attached to leather strands
Protruding from your phone
Your makeup case is filled with knives
Steely children caged in bone

Your mirror is your needle
Your favourite form of art
It tortures you with pictures
Of a face made up of parts

I used to make you smile
I know only for a while
but I used to make you smile

The clothes that once protected you
From evil cunts like me
Are now the masters of your will
And they insist on misery

The wings that i used to wear
Lie bleeding in a pile
Your claws tore out the reason
That I used to make you smile

I used to make you smile
If only for a while
But I used to make you smile


from elephant, released December 31, 2013


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