the idea here was that at the edge of the world, where rites of passage between life and death are made... sit the "Laborers of Myth". These are the ones who take the remainder of a person's human potential and wield a meaningful tale from the woe of un-used possibility. For example: the fallen drunk by the wayside, when drummed up successfully by the Laborers of Myth, becomes Dionysus. These Laborers of Myth are so hungry for our un-used potential that they hover like vultures over our passive dramas, itching to prosper by animating our dormancy through their fabrications. The plea in this song is the expressed hope To Live, With My Love, In Full--- so that the Laborers of Myth will have nothing to make from our story.


don't wait for me
i might be long
stop you're thinking
i know what you mean
i'm so far

but it would be nice
to sit in silence
as strangers
impossible light
shine elsewhere.

or even more blessed
to just bare witness
to your solitude.
I'm so far gone.

this sweet and sour life
my heart has no right
to play God.

But I have had dreams
of life in a Gold Chair
I would not curse the land
with an expression of
right from wrong
I'd just let the song bird
fly to my hand
I'd just let the song bird
To My Hand.

Some say Life
is a waiting room.
I don't know
what we're waiting on.
To stand in line with my
empty bag
for the emperor
to hand in the seams
of the dreams I did not sew
and leave the rest for the laborers of myth
they'll always make up how
our story goes
they're ravenous just looking at us.

Don't let them make up how our story goes!
Don't let them make up our sweet story,
how our story goes.


from Cupcakes. and radishes, released January 1, 2004
ross martin, mark friedman, andrew barr, leslie helpert


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