Printed Matter

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Love
Is a piece of printed matter
Books are solid
When love is squalid
When your only fan is your mother
Print me on paper acid-free
Kindness is kind of like the love from me
love and ink
A love that drinks
In the sea of printed matter
When I go to the bookstore
They take my bag at the counter,
Old Guy says “what’s the score?”
Guy At The Counter says a few numbers and
“8 and one half innings in the books”
with a confident look
as if these scoreboard flashes
reside forever in printed matter
Love, Love,
Is a piece of printed matter
Baseball hits
And a love that quits
are fodder for dramatic matter
There’s a new boy in your bed
But I can’t get you out of my head
When the books I read
sleep by your head
lazy pets getting fatter
Where do your ideas live
Where do they rest in the night
Who holds them close
The paper the binding your warm eyesight
I rest alone now
With ideas that will never shatter
I take the best of us
Keep it safe in printed matter
Love
Love
Is a piece of printed matter
We ran a press
But you thought it best
keep the day job
And serious matters
Worried you’d make a big mistake
Pivot from chances you could take
The book of love
Was not enough
You didn’t believe my printed matter
The white light
Of the rising sun
The blood of my eyelids
Makes it red
I rise to liberate everyone
You hit snooze and go back to bed
You are nothing but what you have been taught
You are what you read
My heart is part of a struggle
Yours is a missile, guided.
But I’m guided by the
Great books.
The Scriptures.
The Manifestos.
The Revolutionaries.
(ad lib here)
I love a third rate biography of Bertrand Russell
More than I love you
I love the people on the cross-country greyhound
We are reading into the night
Without you.
Because Love, Love,
Is a piece of printed matter
Any boy can say, “I love you.”
Printed matter holds something that would
Never fade, be acid free
Kind and kind of like the love from me.
love and ink
A love that drinks

credits

from Wars Undeclared, released April 15, 2016
Sander Hicks (lead singer/songwriter)
Dale W. Miller (Drums)
Nick Colt (Keys)
Jon Berger (Bass)

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White Collar Crime New York, New York

Sander Hicks (lead singer/songwriter)
Dale W. Miller (Drums)
Nick Colt (Keys)
Jon Berger (Bass)

Engineered by Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Juliana Hatfield) at Nuthouse Studios, Hoboken, NJ and mixed by Erik Colvin (Gina Villalobos, Overlord) in Hollywood, CA.
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