Grasping at Straws

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Arguably my biggest hit since The Usted Forms' "Jean and Julie."


There's many things worse than nursing an obsession
That won't die and go away
Forgive me for the fact that this is fresh on my mind
I can talk on other stuff some other day
When any signal that I get is mangled
And the interpreter can't figure it out
The right answers are few, but the fact is it's true
I close my eyes, I end up thinking of you

And I was grasping at straws because it's all that I can do
When I take any detail as a possible clue
And the more I try to stop, the farther it goes on
Trying to get away just strings me back along

I had a pen to play connect the dots
Following my own number scheme
For every smile that you flashed, another tick of the ink
Then you started hanging out in my dreams
A wistful flick of your wrists or you were just shooing flies
Couldn't tell if I caught your eye
Maybe you were gonna say, “why, yes, I like you so”
Or I'm just waiting for twenty kinds of “no”

Imagine that you had stuck in your own head
A song called “Yellow Submarine”
It was all you could wish for to find any other song
That would wipe that dirty brain slate clean
Well, suppose that such a song exists
To cut the offending thread
Yeah, if you suppose, that song is “Kiss From A Rose”
Now that shit's never gonna leave your head

If you ever felt that you had overstayed your welcome
You'd know exactly where I am
Stuck between the part of me that says “hey we can get together”
or “you and I could make good friends”
But it's not fair to you to have to deal with these foibles
And I wish they would just go away
But for all that I have said, if you want me gone tonight
I agree that that's well within your rights

I'm sorry about the final score
Could you at least show me out the door?
Thank you for the graceful exit
I can't pay you back enough
And you will hear hello from me for nevermore


from Fake Marry Kill, released December 10, 2014
Christopher Casuga: vocals, guitars, bass, drums



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Fake Canadian Gilroy, California

The world needed another hyper-literate power-pop jawn fronted by a neurotic mess. Christopher Casuga is only happy to oblige.

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