Time and Temperature

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Most of us are waiting for a train to take us where
No one criticizes anyone for not trying to care
About the evening news
And the subterfuge
Of progressive times.
They say in breathing there's a bear in all of us—
Hairy windows with eyes alike to soften them up,
Like a mother cow,
Often serious
In besotting us.

Now, all say what
Everyone, in thinking, is perceiving as such.

They say in reason there are things that make us blue,
And time and temperature lend an infinity of reasons to choose,
For being scared
Or filled up to the teeth
With anxiety.
So take a train via you don't remember where.
Only remember there's no reason for pretending to care
About digressive times
With your knees against the wall,
Standard protocol.

Now all say what
Everyone, in thinking, is perceiving as such.
No one cares less
Than those who tear their hearts out in believing it.

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from Physics Says, released May 5, 2007

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Jon Hughes Ireland

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Hughes, has been based in Ireland since 2005. He has shared a stage with Damien Jurado, She Keeps Bees, and the legendary singer-songwriter, Buddy Mondlock.

Hughes' latest work, a collection of songs entitled "Where I Sleep at Your Door" is set to be released in March 2015.
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