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Ties Us Up Inside

from Puppet Boy by Erik Sanko



The memories are so thick but now time slips in between them
like the ocean through a sieve, like streaming down the cheeks
from staring at the sky that ties us up inside.
Don't let them slip away like the waves pull sandy weeds
away from rocky shores just leaving residue,
it's the sad cruel residue that ties us up inside.
The memories are not thin, they're a deep vermillion hue
and full of gravity when I pull them from the box
that's tied up inside my head by a ribbon there that says,
"A large, large part of my small, small life that ties us up inside.
A large, large part of my small, small life that ties us up inside".
Someday we may be friends and the box inside my head
can be filled up again.


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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