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Drink More Water

Tuesdays I lie in bed with my ex:
have you got a t-shirt I can wear?
she comes to the door again and we just let it ring
sounds of funk irresistibly fill the air

tiny phone heats my pocket, a little tiny leash
phone knows exactly where I am lying
you gave me this jewellery so you can be in touch
any time without coming anywhere near me

you’re not sick, you’re thirsty
says the doctor Thursday afternoon
and I hear it as “thirty” because thirty is on my mind
metals in the water make me sick and keep me sad
but I have no science for these views

trees knock on the window like a suspicious spouse
trembling in the bathroom in a t-shirt too big for me
she comes to the door again and I hear you get up
am I sick or blind or thirty, my little white stick,
peeing in a cup ah


from Hey, Big Splendour, released July 29, 2011
Cathoel Jorss: song, guitar & voice
Chris Anderson: engineer, mix & mastering




Cathoel & the New Government Melbourne, Australia

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