MAXEL TOFT


22 (Cleveland)

Rebirths
Polling
Show Yourself
Unsteady
Last, Lost, Least, and Lifted
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Rebirths

Disappointing neighbors and a disappointment myself
To recover from these failures disconnecting doesn't seem to help

Back in this depression because I messed up of course
To sleep it off or just ignore it seems to only make things worse

I need a rebirth over night
A rebirth in the morn
Rebirth, to start over almost like the day I was born

Can't sleep when I'm supposed to and now too tired to react
Need community but the possibility of rejection prevents me from taking that chance

I need a rebirth every evening
A rebirth every hour
Rebirth when I'm close to you, even more when I'm far

It's a rebirth in the morning
Another rebirth at night
Rebirth, all over again on the day that I die

Artist of artists, remind me, revive me, remind me to hope

Rebirth in the morning
Rebirth at night
Rebirth, all over again on the day that I die

Polling

That one's a liar
And this one's a thief
Which one do I mistrust the least?

That one brings sorrow
And this one brings grief
Which one? Which one do I mistrust the least?

That one's a cancer
And this one's disease
Which one do I mistrust the least?

That one says thank you
And this one says please
Which one? Which one do I mistrust the least?

Which one? Which one?
Which one? We're bound to pick someone
We mistrust the least

That one's a cheater
And this one's a tease
Which one do I mistrust the least?

That one has bed bugs
And this one has fleas
Which one? Which one do I mistrust the least?

That one's a monster
And this one's a beast
Which one do I mistrust the least?

That one heads westward
And this one heads east
Which one? Which one do I mistrust the least?

Show Yourself

We meet in the darkness sometimes
Shut doors and pull shades and close eyes
We'll see if Sophia shows
You'll see
Sophia shows

We're lost but we like to pretend
It's just like the way that we planned
We'll see if Sophia shows
You'll see
Sophia shows

We smile when we're hurting inside
We're learning to corporately cry
We'll see if Sophia shows
You'll see
Sophia shows

Our young men see visions and then
The old men dream dreams of the end
We'll see if Sophia shows
You'll see
Sophia shows

We eat until full every time
Break bread and pour out and refine
We'll see if Sophia shows
You'll see
Sophia shows

If you see
We'll see

Unsteady

I want to see results now
You'll just have to wait
And if I don't stick around
That's your mistake
You know it just isn't fair
How can I help?
It's hard to tell if you're there
That's not my fault

Sneeze like comments
Need your blessing
Talk like vomit
Keeps me guessing

Still I'm prostrate
Please get back on your feet
When I'm needy
You're embarrassing me
For your rebate
How much more can I do?
Please redeem me
It's all up to you

Silent answers
That's what you choose to hear
Try my patience
Only forty-odd years
Often offer
How much more can I say?
Bad translations
I do it my way

On the pavement
Please get back on your feet
We the people
Still embarrassing me
Feel your movement
The only vibration
Read each signal . . . wrong
Is instant gratification

If you think you can take it
I'd really appreciate
A sign of approval, direction, my fate
Meanwhile time changes tempo
And it must be difficult
To get my attention, some patience, my soul
I am weathered by inaction

Last, Lost, Least, and Lifted

What about the last
Shall be first
Tell me the lost
Shall be found
One day the least shall be lifted
Set up on high ground

I jumped out of bed
I must have slept late
Repairs to the tracks
And my train was delayed
I need a break
But I'll never quit trying
I'm out here in the rain
At the end of the line

So what about the last
Shall be first
Tell me the lost
Shall be found
One day the least shall be lifted
Set up on high ground

An accident ahead
Rerouted my way
Driving all alone
In an unfamiliar state
I need a break
But I'll never quit trying
I'm out here on the road
Till I recognize a sign

But what about the last
Shall be first
Tell me the lost
Shall be found
One day the least shall be lifted
Set up on high ground

The rainstorm arrived
The water rose high
And the water remained
Watching everything sink
And all wash away
I need a break
But I'll never quit trying
I'm stuck here on the roof
Just praying to keep dry

And oh what about the last
Shall be first
Tell me the lost
Shall be found
One day the least shall be lifted
Set up on high ground

srcd