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Heavy Rotation

by Page McConnell
And on and on until the
Motion is slowing down
The heavy rotation’s
At the end of its run

The dawn is gone and now
A night’s worth of memories that
Have come up again
The second time’s no fun

And on and on the thread of
Total distraction’s not
My best course of action
If my engine should stall

If all evolves it could be
Your praying mantis
I don’t know if I planned this
If it’s what I’d call

But the music that came and went
Amusements that paid the rent
Rules that were slightly bent
Never too far

And engagements that paid the bills
With nothing but time to kill
The only thing I wish still
Held me apart

And on and on, life that’s
Just held together with
A knot. I can weather
Not the storm but the calm

I’m hanging on until my
Treads get some traction
Then I’m flung into action
If I like it or not

And on and on until
Past tension release
I’m flying into the pan
I’m frying [??]

And ride beyond until
The waves have no glory
It’s the end of the story
But it’s short of defeat

The music that came and went
Amusements that paid the rent
Rules that were slightly bent
Never too far

And engagements that paid the bills
With nothing but time to kill
The only thing I wish still
Held me apart