A Response to Mule Variations
AS CERTIFIED METHODS, PARTS OR MANUFACTURERS
Track 2, Variation 2
from Black Market Baby
NEEDLE IN A DIAMOND1
THERE IN THE ROUGH3
LITTLE LIGHT BULBS4
MY COLD TONGUE
STICKING TO YOU
LIKE A FINGERPRINT5
A MAP UNDER MAGNIFICATION
THAT TURNS OUT7
TO BE A FRACTURE
YOUR BAGS OF WHISKEY8
CANT KEEP ME
FROM CALLING YOU9
1.) Rather than a pin cushion as though this is possible. Reference to live performances of Mr. Waits.
2.) Motion with which one ventures out into the world without inhibition.
3.) Performance space.
4.) Audience of two myself and you in that order.
5.) How we remember lovers and dogs.
6.) Literal reference. In music, these are love / hate.
7.) When doesn't a map turn out? (I laugh to myself!)
8.) I often associated bags of alcohol with the word "prohibition" in grade school social studies classes.
9.) A book that has not been written, rather, that has not yet been written well. See also of.
10.) Voice of the singer while listening to it in real time, in a large group of people one does not know.