The Optometrist Convention

from by Mike Votava

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inspired by: "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut


Were you thinking of me
when you were fucking in outerspace?
sadly, it doesn’t matter
because I’ll still love you anyways

Racing to the hospital
driving so hysterical
breathing toxins trapped inside
I am dead and you’re still alive

You must have been kind of crazy
for ever wanting to marry me
now you have lots of money
and you’re the king of optometry

celebrate our honeymoon
I promise I’ll lose weight for you
magic fingers on your spine
I am dead but you’re still alive

The crowd is going wild
Billy is taking a leak
Montana Wildhack is fixing something to eat

Billy, I adore you
I am so happy hear come the tears
I’m sorry that I’m a fatty
I can’t stop eating Three Musketeers

Cadillac El Corado Coupe Deville
slumped against the steering wheel
unpleasant moment lodged in time
I am dead and you’re still alive

Cancel the optometrist convention
only one survived
the Sugarbush mountain side


from Books Are OK in My Book, released August 7, 2016
written by Mike Votava
produced by Mike Votava
recorded at MJV Studios
Seattle, WA


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