Sticks and Stones

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Sticks and stones
Can break your bones
And rocks
Will surely kill you

See, his body had four windows:
Left, Right, Left, Right
And his heart had three doors:
Knock, Knock, Knock
While his mind had two floors:
Up, Down, Up, Down
And his soul had one hole
Yes, his soul had one hole

They say it was black as coal
Loaned on spiritual parole
Or maybe like a wishing well
He still had promises to sell

“But if his soul has one hole,”
she thought,
“well maybe, oooh baby,
maybe we can rock and roll”

Down by the ridges
They fell through the grass
Down by the ridges
They fell through the grass
Down by the ridges
They fell through the grass
Down by the ridges
They fell

Sticks and stones
They broke his bones
And rocks?
Well—

See, her body had four windows:
Left, Wrong, Left(,) Wronged
And her heart had three doors:
Slammed! Slammed! Slammed!
While her mind had no floors:
Fall fall fall fall
And her soul had two holes
Her soul had two holes

They say it was blacker than coal
Loaned on spiritual parole
Or maybe like a wishing well
She now had promises to sell

“But if her soul has two holes,”
he thought,
“well maybe, oooh baby,
maybe we can roll and roll”

Down by the ridges
They fell through the grass
Down by the ridges
They fell through the grass
Down by the ridges
They fell through the grass
Down by the ridges
They fell

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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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