Gotta Let the Iodine Dry

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If you’re life is gonna be
Unassuming poetry
An accent is essential
You can mend a differential
On a tractor or a car
As you sit inside a gradually empty looking bar
And only like outsiders in the presence of a child
And hate their accidentally self-adoring smiles

You gotta let the iodine dry (repeat)

If your life is gonna be
Unassuming poetry
The lives of animals are short and crowded in
And full of gluttony – that’s a harmless deadly sin
Describing perfectly why the frost stayed on the glass
It never saw the sun and now you’re off to mass
To hang around the back and barely listen to the priest
But every night say a prayer your loneliness will cease

You gotta let the iodine dry (repeat)

If you got to know me
I think that you might like me
A window on my sorrow
And things that you don’t know about me

If your life is gonna be
Unassuming poetry
No interest can be taken in silly little things
But beauty can be found in casual manufacturing
A perfect understanding of animals and wires
And a quelling of your ancient and innermost desires
Never telling of your fear, you’re a stoic til the end
And the guy who never does a tap can never be your friend


from You're Not Stuck in This World, released April 1, 2015



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The songs of Tin Pan John performed by a changing collective arranged and produced by Wim Oudijk

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