I N S O M N I A

by John Furst

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Recorded after midnight, on cassette tape, Parkville, Maryland
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released May 15, 2012

Written, performed, produced by John Furst

Cover art: Yu-Ching Mak

Management: Studio Wessendorf

Contact: Somedaynever@msn.com

© John Furst 2012

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Track Name: Snake in the Grass
I’ve got ten toes like you do
We’re almost the same
Created by one
And born without shame
Made in one image
We’re descendants divine
I was offered the world
Well I want what’s mine

The snake in the grass
Wants you to believe
That whatever killed Adam
Is sure to kill Eve

We’re homo sapiens
We have similar limbs
Our pulses fuel impulses
We act on our whims

I’m naked before you
Just flesh on bone
What separates us
But our chromosomes?

You share my weakness
Desire and fear
It’s your fear of desire
That draws me near

What hope do I have?
I’ve lost all my chances
I make my approach
You reject my advances

The face in the mirror
Casts a curious stare
From eyes that are yours
Though you’re not there

But the snake in the grass
Wants you to believe
That whatever killed Adam
Is sure to kill Eve

We consummated my dream
While I slept last night
It’s like you were there
Could I have been right?


So subtle are our differences
I could swear we were twins
I forgive your indifference
If you forgive sins

You share my weakness
Desire and fear
It’s your fear of desire
That draws me near

I’m guilty, don’t hate me
It’s a victimless crime
Love unrequited
Happens all the time

We consummated my dream
While I slept last night
I opened my eyes
You vanished from sight

The snake in the grass
Wants you to believe
That whatever killed Adam
Is sure to kill Eve

So subtle are our differences
I could swear we were twins
We’re a man and a woman
Who can’t even be friends

What hope do I have?
I’ve lost all my chances
I make my approach
You reject my advances

You share my weakness
Desire and fear
It’s your fear of desire
That draws me near

The snake in the grass
Wants you to believe
That whatever killed Adam
Is sure to kill Eve
Track Name: Our Song
Our love is not what it appears
Why does love always end in tears?

There was a time when time stood still
But now I know it never will

Two weeks the sun would always shine
Two weeks in April ‘99

I wasn’t wrong, you were to blame
I was the moth, you were the flame

The radio would play our song
You never tried to sing along

What more was I supposed to do?
I changed my toothpaste just for you

Was fourteen days all you could spare?
When half the time you were not there

A pessimist, I feared the worst
I knew the bubble had to burst

Your cigarettes are in my tray
That’s where they are, that’s where they’ll stay

I see your face in every crowd
You make me follow you around

You go to lunch with Mr. Tan
Walk to the deli hand in hand

Sit in the park and laugh and touch
He thinks you love him very much

He doesn’t know, he’s so naïve
The lies you speak, he still believes

You once said looks don’t mean a thing
Then how could this be happening?


Your lights are off, is that a sign?
You lock the doors and close the blinds

I phone your house, get the machine
How could a soul mate be so mean?

You waste your time avoiding me
You’ll have to change your strategy

Your friends are always on your side
Acting as lookouts when you hide

Don’t hate me for me for my jealous mind
I’m what girls want, so sweet and kind

You know I’m shy and sensitive
Some people take, some people give

I am that guy, I’m Mr. Nice
Who never makes a mistake twice

I wasn’t wrong, you were to blame
I was the moth, you were the flame

I gave you love, I gave you stuff
My best just wasn’t good enough

You’ll see my face in every cloud
You’ll hear my voice in every sound

Forgive me for what I may do
Forgive the sin of loving you