Self​-​Portrait Beneath Woman's Mask

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    • Recorded by John Tulley
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lyrics

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” —Edvard Munch

when edvard was five
he asked his sunday school teacher
mrs green can the devil see my thoughts

no no no no no dear
but he can put em there
no no no no no dear
but he can stick em there
so if you have a nightmare
just smile
he won’t know you care
and when you have a nightmare
don’t show fear 


when edvard was sixteen
he beamed
through the flap of a mask
whether cross or sad
his mouth cracked
in a half laugh
he never ever showed a weak spot
dissipating with a drip-drop
he thought

does the lord know which are my thoughts?
and how do i prove i’m not a bad boy?
how do i tell my girl i need her?
it’s not
not like I’m crazy

lips curved sharp
as a reaping scythe
separating
what is combed and what’s inside
she sewed his head with thread last night
and gingerly sunk
a needle in his pride

he said
no no no no no dear
please don’t touch me there
no no no no no dear
please touch me
cause just because the light’s out
it don’t mean
don’t mean that I don’t care
and even though the light’s out
i’m still here

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from Hand​-​Painted Dream Photographs, released December 6, 2013

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