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The Actual Size

from AGITPROP by Kalahari Surfers



Actual Size ( W.Sony )
The actual size of the burden of love
Relates to our powers above
The actual size of the shadows we cast
Are only measured in days gone past

Soft light burns morning dew
I see you reflected in the swimming pool
Standing near the lemon tree
Scattering seeds
like years flowing
Tears growing
in the corners of your eyes
its been a shock surprise
we realize
here comes the rain

I want to hold you like superglue
And learn to love you the way you want me to
Protect you from the mountain of debt
By chanting words from ancient Tibet

Morning glory chokes
the Argentinian
exotic tree
Humming birds
suck nectar
through the purple flowers
tiny stamen
Pollination (we are told )
is difficult when days are cold
Slam the gate on interest rates
We’ll grow our own
And replicate
The love we had before

The actual size of ………..

Basket case in tireless haste
I face the queue and automate
In pastures green
in pictures pasted perfectly
on plastic cartons
Motorcades of parent bodies
move across my field of vision
Amber light I take the gap
and dash across the parking lot
To see you sitting with the sun in your hair


backing vocals: Sarah Jane Mary Hills


from AGITPROP, released May 1, 2012


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Kalahari Surfers South Africa

Warrick Sony is a South African composer, producer, musician and sound designer.
He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers. They made politically radical satirical music in 1980s South Africa.

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