Brake for Genius

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lyrics

I brake for genius
but I haven't hit the brake in years
chisel chips away
but still I haven't broken through the glaze

maybe it's this haze that's to blame
someone sneaky scrawled an asterisk beside my name

although it might not be unfair to say
it's fairly hemispheric in a way
a polar opposite can pull you to magnetic north
but you should never stick your head in the mouth of a horse

because that horse might lead you into court
where a jury of your peers could sentence you to freedom for ten years

and you would never hear them through the grinding of the gears
that get worn down so fast
until there's nothing left

still it might not be unfair to say
it's fairly hemispheric in a way
a polar opposite can pull you to magnetic south
but if you're in a bubble, you should not live in a house venue

oh, venerable you
oh, vulnerable you
oh, vain and vapid residue
so cruel, so true.

oh, venerable you
oh, vulnerable you
inviolable you.

if you infer, then I'll imply
if you prefer, I'll lie down and die
I brake for genius
but I'd never hit the brake for you.
you're no genius.

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from Spidermilk, released April 4, 2019

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