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Strangers Three

from Puppet Boy by Erik Sanko



Stranger please, I'd like to go back to the time when we,
when we had never met and there was nothing to forget
'cause you, regret and me were better off
as strangers three.
Stranger please, I wonder if we couldn't
take back these things we said but shouldn't,
cursing that ventriloquist who made your mouth an angry fist
that kissed us strangers three.
And now my memory's a minefield,
though it's been riddled with our tears.
And though they say that only time heals,
I'll make you disappear if it takes a hundred years.
Stranger please, so if you wouldn't mind
releasing me from this unholy bind -
let ash to ash and dust to dust because
you and me and trust are just the same as
as strangers three.
And now my memory's a tattoo,
the green inky outline of your name.
They say that patience is a virtue
but I hope you fade away before another day.
Stranger please, so now the credits role
up on the screen, the same stupid story's told-
the lights come up, the ushers weep
as you, me and deceit complete the theme
of strangers three,
just us strangers three, bye-bye strangers three.


from Puppet Boy, released March 25, 2016


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Erik Sanko New York, New York

Erik Sanko is best known as a contributor to many of downtown NYC's infamous musical elite and a founding member of the joyfully raucous Skeleton Key.
After releasing the critically acclaimed solo record "Past Imperfect, Present Tense" in 2001 Erik broke a guitar string and lost his train of thought.
Expect the follow up no sooner than 2029.
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