Week 48: Meerkat and Cobra

I have a folder on my computer where I keep recordings of little ideas I have that I’m not sure what to do with, and that’s where I found the guitar part that I use in the verses, and the rest of the song evolved from that. Not sure how the image of the meerkat and the cobra popped into my head, but once I had it I worried that it should be mongoose and cobra, as these two are probably more famous for fighting each other, but I googled ‘meerkat and cobra’ and found plenty of videos of those two fighting, so I went with it as it somehow has a nicer ring to it. Hope you like it.


48 Meerkat and cobra
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Lyrics:
Lightly aching I wake and I screw my head on
And I stretch out my feelings and push myself along
With my feet in the shallows of shadowy dreams
I go into the kitchen to plot and to scheme

Philosophy, all I ask for’s a raft for these days on the ocean alone
Apostrophes are all I have now for words like I love you and honey I’m home
Absolution and blame, meerkat and cobra inside me
I hope that if I call it names, my bad self will no longer abide me

Lightly aching I wake and I take on the day
And I plug in I switch on and I plug away
Feeling overly worked feeling underly paid
I live for the moment when I hit the hay

Philosophy, all that I ask for’s a raft for these days on the ocean alone
Apostrophes are all I have now for words like I love you and honey I’m home
Absolution and blame, meerkat and cobra inside me
I hope that if I call it names, my bad self will no longer abide me

Lightly aching I wake and I make up my mind
Not to let you negate all the things that I find
In the streets where I wander and work to be kind
Always watching my back should you sneak up behind

I hate you now, the way you keep popping into the movie that plays in my head
Please take a bow and exit the stage the shows over the actors have all gone to bed
Philosophy, all that I ask for’s a raft for these days on the ocean alone
Apostrophes are all I have now for words like I love you and honey I’m home
Absolution and blame, meerkat and cobra inside me
I hope that if I call it names, my bad self will no longer abide me

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