Little Devil Girl

from by Jack of None

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She was born a rose-- a lonely rose
“Don’t be afraid,” Mama plead,
“Roses are red, and though you are blue,
one day, a thorn-picking boy
will come for you.”

But it wasn’t a matter of waiting
That kept her wailing
For she knew in her heart
All the voices wouldn’t part

And they knew she was different
From the very start
So they burned her hair
Burned her hair
But the voices in her head
Still crept, and said:

One, two, buckle your shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Little Devil Girl

Some days we’ll lie to you
Some day we’ll come for you
Some day we’ll die for you
Little Devil Girl

Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, bleed again
Eleven, twelve, dig and delve
Little Devil Girl

Sometimes she would dream
And in her dreams
She was someone else--
A flame that burned
But never wilted
(No one understood)

Till one day, she fell in love
And her dream came trueShe
was now a flame that burned
(But never flew)

So they burned her hair
Burned her hair

: “Leave us for him if you dare”

See, the voices in her head
Still crept, and said:

One, two, buckle your shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Little Devil Girl

Some days we’ll lie to you
Some day we’ll come for you
Some day we’ll die for you
Little Devil Girl

Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, bleed again
Eleven, twelve, dig and delve
Little Devil Girl

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from Who Shot Bukowski, released July 28, 2017

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Jack of None Chicago, Illinois

JACK OF NONE is an experimental rock band comprised of siblings A.G. Syjuco (principal music composer on guitar, bass, synthesizers and programming), Maxine Syjuco (poet-songwriter and vocalist), and Julian Syjuco (session guitar).

The band has received critical acclaim for their forward-thinking approach to fusing electronically-charged experimental music with spoken word poetry.
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