Don't Kill the Black Chicken

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Eddie the Rat is the pseudonym for composer/ multi-instrumentalist, P.R.Martin and the musical group who execute his carefully constructed compositions. Martin's music has been called "sexy avant-garde" and "head music for your feet." Inspired by everything from Indonesian gamelan, American music styles (Jazz, Blues, rock), and modern orchestral music, Eddie the Rat bridges the way between ritual, roots, and concert music. It's All Part of the Ongoing Construct.


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Don't Kill the Black Chicken

Verbal pyro-technicolor brain with a view.
Pocket full of pity and a nail in his shoe.

Half his skull covered with a shiny metal plate.
He tried to talk to God  but he picked up Channel 8.

He tipped the bottle backward, then he dove in deep.
He dipped the bottle farther, then he sacrificed a peep.

You can spend your time and only some will mind it 
that you line your mind with little pictures
gotten from the source of all the static
in your habit-loving, gnawing, little mind.

(When it slows to a stop
and you think it will drop,
then it starts itself spinning again).

There's no moving forward 
and you can't go back to where you started
cuz you can't retrace your steps 
from where you saw it it your head 
if it was ever really there!

You can live it like you never saw it coming.
Blocking what the Present Moment brought you 
in a package with your name across it.
All because you saw that "No assembly is required."

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Written by: P.R.Martin

Submitted by: Sacchrone on April 15, 2019


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