Lisa Gates

from by Garrison Panyan

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Lisa Gates is just a girl
That I met in a shit hole bar
When I played a show last year
She didn't stay to hear me play
But she stayed for the first band's set
And we laughed at it together
The next day I was drunk
From head to toe after another show
I got home and went online to find
Lisa was a friend of mine
I hit her up on chat
And from behind a wall of alcohol confidence
I made an outright filthy advance
She took it well, and I could tell
That if it went on then before too long
I would want Lisa Gates

Lisa Gates, could you be
The girl that I can play
My new songs too?
Would you tell me if I convey
The message that I'm trying to?
And by the way Lisa
This is a new song too
So will you listen Lisa
Will you?

Well over time we got to know
Each other pretty well considering
We only talked online
She asked me what I did
And I said besides the music gig
I was a superhero
Saving the world one life at a time
I asked her what she did
And she said she went to school
For something unusual
She cut up cadavers and things that are dead
And when I read those words
About Lisa Gates, the cute butcher
I fell in love
I was heels over head


When she's feeling down
Her texts and fonts betray
A slight sarcasm
I suggest she just lay down
And allow me the pleasure of giving her
An orga-
-nic treat that she can eat!
'Cause I work in a health food store
It's not too much to ask of me
To pick up something for her on my way out the door
On my way out the door

Lisa Gates is just a girl
That I haven't talked to in a while
But I think of her and I smile
Knowing she's out there
About to chop up a body somewhere
And the knife goes in
She thinks of me and she grins



from Tapes On Tape, released July 10, 2017



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