Scalpel

from by Dan Rider

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THERE WAS A MAN KILLED A GIRL WITH A KNIFE
THEY SAID SO LAST NIGHT ON TV
SHE LOOKED A LOT LIKE A LITTLE LIKE YOU
AND HE LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE NOTHING LIKE ME
IF I HAD A SCALPEL I'D GIVE IT TO YOU
YOU'D OPEN ME UP LIKE A NOTE
'CAUSE I FEEL HIS FINGERS INSIDE OF MY NECK
AS HE TRIES TO CLAW HIS WAY OUT OF MY THROAT

YOU CAN SPLIT SECONDS IN TWO WITH YOUR BLADE
YOU SHOCK BUT YOU NEVER SURPRISE
YOU DIP YOUR FINGERTIPS INTO MY BRAIN
AND TWIST UP THE NERVES IN THE BACK OF MY EYES
BUT DON'T PUT ME UNDER, DON'T GIVE ME A SHOT
WHEN YOU LAY ME DOWN ON YOUR TABLE
I WANT TO WATCH AS YOU PUT ON YOUR MASK
AND LOOK IN YOUR EYES JUST AS LONG AS I'M ABLE

WELL IT'S MAY BUT IT FEELS LIKE IT'S APRIL OR MARCH
AND IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET COLDER
SO MAKE SURE YOUR SCALPEL IS CLOSE IF YOU CATCH
A GLIMPSE OF A MAN LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER
YOU HAVE PRESCRIBED ME THE BITTEREST PILL
THAT I'VE EVER SWALLOWED IN MY LIFE
BUT IF WE TWO EVER MEET BY THE WAY
I PRAY THAT I MAY BE ONCE AGAIN UNDER YOUR KNIFE

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from Dressing Down, released June 24, 2015

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Dan Rider New York, New York

Dan Rider (n) : 1. New York-based folk singer & songwriter 2. Bluegrass guitarist and mandolinist 3. Gender-adjacent skirt enthusiast. 4. Secretly four cats on each others' shoulders disguised as a person. Shh don't tell.

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