High On Charisma

from by Simon Tudiver

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I heard your lover slipped through the night
I'm only reading what you want me to read
Under the covers, out of the light
I'm only seeing what you want me to see

I'm taking down all the portraits tonight
In which the party delights
Re-education gave me roles to recite
But I kept my wits out of spite

This isn't funny, this isn't trite
I'm only hearing what you want me to hear
These marble gargoyles taking flight
I'm only building what you want me to build

I'm in the arms of the leader tonight
His godliness makes me tight
I'm getting high on charisma and fright
Still got my left and my right

You saw my lover tied to a kite
You're only dreaming what they want you to dream
You cut the tendons ever so slight
You're only feeling what they want you to feel

And now I'm down with my eyes to the light
This feels so right, all this might
I'm underground but my voice is polite
I kept my wits out of spite


from Into The Modern, released March 31, 2015



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Simon Tudiver Ottawa, Ontario

Simon's musical experimentation has spanned three decades. He has fronted rock bands, played drums in a swing orchestra and honed his skills as a songwriter and producer.

Simon has also worked in radio journalism and environmental policy.
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