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Circumstantial Certainty

The eyes tug on my heart, on my center of being
For this moment they connect me with the fleeting
Directionless except to them
Motionless except for similar whims
There’s no denying mmm what I’m seeing

Reels, tapes, and digital code a la mode
If this bubble were to burst by intrusion, I’d almost certainly implode
Probably wipe my face clean off
Ashamed that I'd wallow in this trough
But, hey, what's a bored boy supposed to do with his load

Don't laugh, it's not like I have a spine
That's not supported by this easy pleasure's design
Giving me unreal say-so through a boob tube
This cross is nothing more than an emotional cube

Stretched over this frame, my canvas is impaired
In this desire a Trojan breast is bared
Reinforcing a select few scenes
Of possibilities which don't reflect the truest me
Or the economics of how I think they could have been dared

But don't judge me harsh, it's not like I have a spine
That's not supported by this easy pleasure's design
Giving me unreal say-so through a boob tube
This cross is nothing more than an emotional cube

These illusions train us to feed on
Pretty faces and their simple songs
Good thing there're no big deals
Cause it'd be hard to conceal
Us tracking our baggage into that golden dawn

But it's not like we actually have our own spines
Unsupported by that easy pleasure's design
Giving us unreal say-so through a boob tube
Though lacking that cross could free us from our emotional cubes

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from (​(​If I See At All​.​.​.​)​), released December 23, 2009

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The Shortest Distance Fort Worth, Texas

Straight-lines and perfect circles exist. The Shortest Distance is an attempt in words, sounds, and light to share a subjective experience of universal grace and its consequences.

The Shortest Distance is the brainchild of Ramsey Billiot Sprague, a Chitimacha social justice organizer born in coastal Louisiana and raised in suburban Arlington, Texas.
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