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wrote this in 1997

very influenced by Kool Keith and Lyrics Born but filtered through my teenage angst and codependence

the 10 Westphal is a bus that goes from near where I lived in Halifax to near where my first girlfriend lived, in Dartmouth.

damn bus

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I saw you wearing a purple gem, I think it was amethyst
And in your Hollywood shades you look very glamorous
I'm apple-cinnamon... Abyssinian, fake
I'm crazy and spinning in Casey & Finnegan's wake
Admit that it's over, and time to begin again
I'm wearing my street clothes, but still going swimming in
The pool where the challenge is to wrestle with the undertow
That's forty-nine MCs down - fifty-one to go!
And I'm running out of breath, I'm coming stranger this time
I'm out of school, but I'm still Jesse Dangerous Minds
I've got the Substitute rhymes, don't talk on 187
One man's hell could be one lady's heaven
I rock philosophical, cosmopolitan
Hyperbole, cock and bull... sometimes I'm falling in
The categories I've categorically railed against
How can I be so happy and simultaneously filled with angst?
I'm holding something back, something intangible
I can almost feel it, but my quest seems unanswerable
Explain to me, make it clear to me, say a word to me
Stay with me, show your face to me, give me surgery
Be my friend, hold my right hand, hold my left hand
Hug me, save me from myself and save me from the next man
Tell me I'll be all right, tell me I'll be safe
Hold me close to earth 'cause I'm afraid of outer space
And now the race seems to favor Energizer bunnies
Slow and steady wins a second wind and thicker skin
Please God, let me keep my pain as a memento
But save me from the centre of the olive, with no pimento
I'll try to keep an open mental, here's looking at you
And seeing my reflection in a broken window

YESH YESH Y'ALL
TEN WESTPHAL
YESH YESH Y'ALL
AND IT'S A COLD PLACE
YESH YESH Y'ALL
TEN WESTPHAL
I POUR MY HEART INTO MY BRAIN
AND SPIT MY BRAIN INTO YOUR FACE

hold me love me
kiss me hug me
fuck me save me
save me save me

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rap legend Jesse Dangerously Ottawa, Ontario

Genuine Independent Rap Legend (GIRL)

member of Backburner crew

partially culpable for the nerdcore problem

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