Where You Keep Your Trampoline

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From "Magic Marker Redemption" 7", released on Westside Records, Spring 1996.
Recorded by Geoff Streadwick at 40 oz Sound, Early 1996.


Two lovers
Asleep, wound down and now screaming in dreams
Diatonic march for a wedding or for a funeral
It kinda depends who you ask
With the slow, slippery notes from the backs of their throats
Slow, slippery notes from the stems of their throats
Kicked-in conscience coughing up hopes on the bed
Singing the same song in two different dreams
Trunks entwined and undocumented
The best offerings were knotted, shrill explanations
Worried looks and half smiles
I remember every word

A parade of ghosts wave hello
Marching proudly through the town
The angels throw confetti and streamers down
It's really nothing new
The ringing in of truth
Everybody's resting as the concession marches through

From the top of the stairs
To the bottom of your heart
Where you keep your trampoline
From the moment of truth
To the point of conclusion
And every minute in between
Rewind, return
Reconnect, completion
It all remains to be seen
The kids are all asleep downstairs
But they are tiredly unprepared
To understand what's going on
Broken hearts are just cliché
Won't be remembered anyway
By the relentless light of dawn
From the top of the stairs
To the bottom of your heart
Where you keep your trampoline
The invisible trust
Snapped string desires
Plays foil to pure fountain pop dreams
Still all this time I truly thought
I held some place inside your prayers
Silly me.


from Complete Recordings 1994​-​1996, released March 2, 2016



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Chore Ann Arbor, Michigan

Band from Ann Arbor in existence between June 1994 and November 1996.

Released two 7"s and various tapes, played weekly in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Ypsilanti and the surrounding areas, as well as one tour of the West Coast. ... more

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