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My Last Act

This song is by Vic Chesnutt and appears on the compilation album Left To His Own Devices (2001).

Fill the basin with my hands
Your strong shoulders in my head
Soft soap splashing on the rim
I keep wishing I was him
Cobweb fluttering 12 ft up
Above the basin where I (?)
Soap and fingernails
Dirty imagined intimate details
I go to the garage where on the wall
1010 daddy long legs crawl
A crazy notion tracks through my mind
An electrical shudder shoots up and down my spine
I run to the kitchen grab a pot and lid
And I rush to the garage before I knew what I did
I was raking the gentle? spiders into that pot
Then I was sitting at the kitchen table feeling so cold and so hot
In a moment I move to get a cereal bowl
Then I'm back at the table and before I know
What exactly I had done, I pulled the legs off every one
(The little black buttons...?) in front of me it looked like a bowl of black eyed peas
? In the top, poured it into the cuisinart
I reached in the cupboard and I grabbed a lid
Of tequila and I pour that in, push the button and it starts to chop
(My heart can hardly contain my thumping heart?)
My last act on this earth will be to chug a lug a mixture and hope for the worst

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