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​The Modern Today

This song is by Parlour Steps and appears on the album The Great Perhaps (2005).

Sister, I have let out all your animals
Let them into the squall of the modern today
Maybe free to die in public spaces
But free to die any which way

So let the sun blind canary eyes
Eyes most used to fluorescent light
So let the weather change the skin your wearing
Skin most used to air-conditioning

Lover, we agreed to throw out all of our clothes
Piling up material that binds us to this earth
Maybe light a match and fire them to the heavens
Or call them broken and go on wearing them anyway

Into the flood, as you would my lover!
Into the fire, as you would my lover!
Now forget that flood, now forget that fire!