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Dennis Cooper

Calhoun's Song Matthew Lee Knowles


(in his novel Try) December 2021

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Hey boy, wake up, the police are out side, Bu shes rus tle with their bil ly clubs, Of fi cers are ban

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gin' on the door, boy An' we have to git rid of the he ro in, But you're not nod din' out, you O. D.ed, Cold to mah touch, no prit ti ness

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in your ahs, Ah dragged mah self out of mah nod, boy, But your your hah mu sta killed you,

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Spa cy an gel, so smart an' un hap py, you wan ted a world all your own, Ah helped, though mah heart tol' me not to,

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Now ahm gon na have to pay for mah kahnd ness, Hey boy, the police are a round us, Stu pid dead jun kie,

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they're say in', An' ahm go in' to pri son for e ver, boy, For the crahm of sup por tin' your ha bit,

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But this sto ry ain't true, it's a mes sage, To some one ah know who won' li sten,

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To his friends, to the truth, to him self e ven, You got so much to give, boy, quit u sin'.

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