Casey Hallas Art

Weeds

Say you’re done with Americans,
I’m done with dirty blondes.
You can get but cannot give,
Can warm but cannot burn.

Yeah, I know you’re growing, weeds grow tall;
Yeah, you’re glowing, weeds grow tall.
Know what you’re knowing, you know it all;
I know you’re growing, weeds grow tall.

Dance for me a song alone
And you ask what is within.
In words our essence, Pheromone;
It was so, it was not sewn.

Yeah, I know you’re growing, weeds grow tall;
Yeah, you’re glowing, weeds grow tall.
Know what you’re knowing, you know it all;
I know you’re growing, weeds grow tall.

And the song that springs within,
It is from the river Love.
Try not to care is not the same,
Is not the same as caring not.

Yeah, I know you’re growing, weeds grow tall;
Yeah, you’re glowing, weeds grow tall.
Know what you’re knowing, you know it all;
I know you’re growing, weeds grow tall.

Peas in a Pod

Same untied shoes,
Same licking wounds;
Yeah put me in
the damaged camp;
And when my hands
shoot rubber bands;
Delinquent with
a faith in me.

We are just two peas in a pod
you and i, you and I, you and I;
Some peas just roll the same,
you and i, you and I, you and I.

Same heart attack,
Same bones we know;
Same frozen face
down in the snow.
My new guitar,
A classic tone;
And I need
what I don’t know.

We are just two peas in a pod
you and i, you and I, you and I;
Some peas just roll the same,
you and i, you and I, you and I.

Some day our kitchen
Filled with light;
And friends come here
To sit for wine;
A body for
a waking mind;
Touching you
Not biding time.

We are just two peas in a pod
you and i, you and I, you and I;
Some peas just roll the same,
you and i, you and I, you and I.

And then again
you raise your own;
And they forgot
to understand.
How heavenly
the flowerpot
I have wings
and wind below.

We are just two peas in a pod
you and i, you and I, you and I;
Some peas just roll the same,
you and i, you and I, you and I.

Where is You?

Designer face, got designer clothes –
Designer bag, for your design nose –
Designer shoes to cover
Your pretty little feet.

Where is you?

Poorest boy, you need a toy –
Go get guitar, go get a drum –
Go get that thing, hold onto it.
Forget the hunger,
Hippopotamus.

Where is you?

Can you see what isn’t close to you?
Sadness is a part of everything.
Act like you’re strong, you’re acting still.
And in the end,
You would help.

Where is you?

Mao Power

everyday, it’s not for
shadows that she wrote
when in life was I
a man that someone loved?
anyway, all these
smiles and lies to know
you can choose before
the night is through
summer days, summer nights
become the fall
you fall all the way

a billion farmers can’t be wrong

all the way,
a women’s mind is like a man’s
don’t we know by now
a body’s worth is more
so they say
that gold will come from the ground
say, what its worth
is where you will return
tell the boys
don’t forget to tell maureen
that when I’ve got it all
I will know to raise a wolf

a billion farmers can’t be wrong

and I know
with a car and many homes
I would still be naked then
that doesn’t mean I’m free
and to dreams
I have dreams enough for you
and dreams to last
forever and a day
you’re not alone
all your friends will be there too
but not for me
I’ve not a thing to wear

a billion farmers can’t be wrong

Mango Sticky Rice

you’re the man you’re the devil man
you’re the one who knows it all
you’re the one – triumphant sentence john
you’re the one who owns it all

million children here before me
million children they have squirt guns
I like silence, I like mangos
just go have them wrap you up one

do you see my little thing
do you feel all the shame
do you feel – triumphant sentence john
do you feel anything

Ecclesiastes it is nothing
Ecclesiastes watching TV
I like starlight I like oceans
Ecclesiastes watching King Kong

you’re the man you’re the devil man
you’re the one who knows it all
you’re the one – triumphant sentence john
you’re the one who owns it all

be a winner be a christian
be an other be a victim
do you see it when it hurts you
don’t you want to become empty

buddhist rock becoming one

Long Time Gone

I’m a man who walked the world,
Walked the world in search of home,
I’m a man.

I had a girl, she walked away,
Walked away because she can,
I was her man.

Been a long time gone;
Look for love cannot be found;
In a day I will go
Back to Brooklyn, girl.

In this world you have to be a fool
to look for love, for what it’s worth,
I am a fool.

And in this world, you have to work,
Work until your bones are broken down;
What a world

Been a long time gone;
Look for love, cannot be found;
In a day I will go
Back to Brookline, girl.

Been a long time gone
Look for love, cannot be found
In a day I will go
Back to Brooklyn, girl.

I had a girl, she walked away,
Walked away because she can;
I was her man.

I had a girl, she walked away,
Walked away because she can;
I was her man.

Scene Machine

He’s a scene machine;
He’s a branded queen.
Can’t get the staff
To stay on task.

A gallery, an opening,
A concert hall, the new book club;

I don’t want to die,
I want to live forever
And set the people free;
In a moment child,
Freedom is a feeling,
And love is like a thought.

Just say the word,
Thy will be done;
On Earth
as it is in Leather.

It’s 1910, once again;
We went to save, the Lexican.

I don’t want to die,
I want to live forever
And set the people free;
In a moment child,
Freedom is a feeling,
And love is like a thought.

Die young, oh die young;
You can live forever
Thinking you’re the scene machine.
Die young, oh die young;
You can live forever
Thinking you’re the scene machine.

Safety First

Sorrow for the sunlight man,
He always walks around the same.
Pour my coffee bitter man,
Subtle are the art remains.

Here I am, that’s all of me,
My blood my brain like river floods;
Some of us have more than love,
Some put safety first.

Dinner with the family;
Jack and Jill went up my sleeve.
Ordinary’s just my view,
Overdrawn below the law.

Here I am, that’s all of me,
My blood my brain like river floods;
Some of us put layers on,
Some put safety first.

Posters of the football gods;
Posters of the poster sluts.
Shadows on the open road
In the cartoon universe.

Here I am, that’s all of me,
My blood my brain like river floods;
Some of wear hearts on sleeves,
Some put safety first.

Here I am, that’s all of me,
My blood my brain like river floods;
All of you are acting strange,
Some put safety first.

Nobody’s Perfect

You used to say you’d be my bride;
I used to think you’d change my life.
And when you see me smile again;
Remember when I was your friend.

Nobody’s perfect except for Jesus Christ
Nobody’s perfect except for Jesus Christ

Life was set I had it made;
I’d quit my job and start again.
And when we went to buy a house;
I found the debt you lied about.

Nobody knows you quite like Jesus Christ
Nobody’s perfect except for Jesus Christ

You just need to get a job;
Get some help and take your medicine.
Instead you cheat and pound your chest;
I feed the girls in curls you left.

Nobody loves you quite like Jesus Christ
Nobody’s perfect except for Jesus Christ

Like the Bird

Like the bird I fall;
Like the Earth I crawl.
Like the sand I am glass;
Like the first I am last.

I am number four

Tell the curtain I am drawn;
Tell the window I can see.
Tell the trees, that I am Quinn,
Tell the darkness I can win.

I am number three

Of the many we are few;
Of the lonely we are two.
It’s a symbol, not a mask;
Of the equal, we are less.

I am number two

She don’t know my poetry;
She don’t know it’s like;
Not like you, you walked in fire,
Not like you, you are mine.

I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you