Two Timing Machines

from by Teenager



One is a lonely number
Two is too much like a sunburn.

'Cause we are two timing machines
Paired off in numbers of three
A man at McArthur told me:

"We are two times Cassanova," he laughed.
"And how do you make love, do you build it to last?"

Count down the numbers 'til we
descend as the water retreats.
We're dripping like statues with cold feet.
She called out, "I'm numb! Burrrr!"

Bare as her poems. What lies
there in the fine print will conspire.

With shirts over shoulders and teeth
that ring out like church bells in heat.
The porch lights and bottle tops see...

We are two timing the lilac starlight
as we get away with the night.
O it was nothing--that's a lie.
There's always tomorrow--that's a lie.

Crash course in movement, we fall.
And I don't know 'bout you.
I don't know 'bout you.
I don't know 'bout you, but I'd like to stay here for a while.

And if you want something, don't speak.
Stop biting on your tongue and cheek.
For we are two timing machines,
we are two timing machines,
we are two timing machines with impeccable timing.

We are two timing machines...


from The Magic of True Love, released April 29, 2015
Recorded & mixed by Peter Labberton & Bevan Herbekian at Essex.

Bevan Herbekian--Vox, Electric Guitar, Acoustic guitar, Bass, Organ, percussion.
Peter Labberton--Drums, percussion.
Mary Kathryn de Mahy--Piano.
M. Lockwood Porter--Electric Guitar.



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Teenager is the moniker of the sweetly defiant Bay Area songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Bevan Herbekian.

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