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lyrics

I am obedient student awaiting my lesson. Legs crossed, arms folded, mouth shut, eyes open. I sit here staring at the door (the one that I just walked through), waiting patiently for you.

I am obedient student awaiting my lesson. Tick box, criss-cross my learning obsession. I have been studying at night, hoping that the bulb will alight up above my ignorant head.

I’ll be an angel, a proper angel, your pet. I’ll take it all in; absorb your every word.

Teach me to read a map. X marks the spot where I’m not. Help me to navigate to treasure. Grade me accordingly: Tick if I’m right, X if I’m not – so which symbol am I really after?

I am rebellious student obeying my teacher. I know that something is wrong with this picture. I sit here, staring at your page, trying mightily to engage with the myths you say are true.

I am rebellious student debating my teacher, receiving opinions through my own filter. I’ll take salt with what you say, enlightened (but not carried away), waiting for your time to end so mine can begin.

I'll be a hero, a proper hero, you'll see. I'll take it all on; try to right every wrong.

Teach me to read a map.

Our sixty minutes almost over, I am seeking something new. You may think I never found my treasure, but nothing could be further from the truth.

You taught me to read a map, X on the spot you told me I should want – the path you thought I should have taken. You failed me accordingly: X on the test, although I did my best. The symbol, once desired, now forsaking.

Listen, obedient students: this is your lesson!

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from Blurred, released May 13, 2013

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April Fish Wellington, New Zealand

Stories are variations of truths. Stories are made up.
Stories are honest lies.

Stories become songs, and songs are poems cloaked in sound.
This is art.
Art is in the eye of the beholder.

∴ April Fish are artistic liars. The cheeky blighters.
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