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california is on the other side of a landmass on this planet,
but it's a destination,
and if your tired of the notion of escape as a distant thought,
that you were stuck in a rut you were born to regret
all I can say is "get the fuck out,"
because i'm not impressed by the intimidation tactics
of this expansive land of the vaguely unknown.
i'm not impressed.

philadelphia is a city on the middle eastern side of
a landmass on this planet that i'm not too proud of,
but it's a landmass that i live on,
and philadelphia's smoggy skyline
lies above a few good humans who are not impressed
by the blood that goes into the building
that doesn't belong to the architect
and i'm not impressed

when they turn their guns to oakland
i'll be underneath the sea in the city of atlantis
and i will dare them come and look for me.
for when the protest song is outlawed
then the dwellers of the city's alleys
will not meet the fate of the sitting targets
who never even thought to get so far as california.

it's on the other side of a landmass on this planet,
but it's a destination

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from I Love You, This is a Robbery, released February 1, 2005

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