Left Brain Riot

from by John Vournakis

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lyrics

Lord, I lay in the deep blue quiet.
Toss and dream of all these buzzing bees,
I wake in a left brain riot,
shake my body alive and listen.
Things keep moving, it gets easier to breathe.

My brain beats to a sweet staccato.
Her eyes pumped up like those black stilettos
that she wore for me. Now my baby can
ditch that weekend scene.
Tension keeps clothes on my limbs and shoes my feet.

But there’s still this violent thing inside of me.
Oh, there’s still this violent sin inside of me.

She keeps jars of baby teeth
and locks of her own hair.
I don’t understand it,
but I’m sure she doesn’t care.
I’d rather chew this rotten meat
than keep some sadistic souvenir.

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from The Devil You Know, released November 20, 2015

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John Vournakis Atlanta, Georgia

Born in Connecticut, raised in Georgia, and edified in Michigan, John Vournakis writes songs in the American tradition that wander toward a ground he can call his own.

With lyrics and melodies equal parts nostalgic and haunted, Vournakis questions what it means to be a good man in America today.
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