Recursion (draft lyrics for Spintunes 10 Round 3)

“Recursion”

(The challenge is to write a song that uses “loooong run-on sentences”.  Mine uses three.  In the spirit of that challenge the lyrics are here presented in paragraph form rather than stanzas.  You asked for it, you got it.)

I put my life down in these letters, tried to put the past to bed, but hey came back “Return to Sender” (never opened, never read) in the mailbox I retrieved them as the sun was sinking low over roads–all of them closed–so I had nowhere to go,
but I “should” grow, could have stood to know what I was turning to throw myself off course, where I’m just going around and around and around, and turning the compass, losing landmarks I found, creating art by committee, inhaling smog in the city again.
Again I put the stars above the dashboard, asphalt underneath the the wheel, and voices on the radio who all want to make a deal and as I’m shrugging their deals off there’s a buzzing in my brain, a whispered waking dream where no one feels need to explain ideas less than concrete,where we unite and beat all of the monsters me made for ourselves until we’re going around and around and around, clutching the carousel, awash in the sound of a chorus that makes us and breaks us all down again.
Shifting sand through our hands, I still can’t do the conversion of results out of plans, so I’m left stuck in recursion–
–going around and around and around, clutching the carousel, awash in the sound of a chorus that makes us and breaks us down until we’re going around and around and around. dreaming of clear blue sky while we kiss underground until we make an excursion it’s all a recursion again.
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