Keep Art Alive :: “Forget About Me” :: Art by Jeaneen Carlino
Never Give a Girl a Gun
There are still these blisters on the inside of each hand,
notches left on my hip where the holster used to hang.
You taught me to aim to the left and close one eye tight,
to run like hell when the bullet broke the skin,
to never look back,
and, don’t you ever cry, girl.
But, when I pulled the trigger and felt the recoil,
bounce me back against the wall,
you stared in disbelief with that mouth wide open gape,
as if to say that you could not believe this trick would turn.
You built a cold-hearted assassin up an out of a warm wishing fool.
I said to you never look away,
and, don’t you ever scream, boy.
“Give my gun away when it’s loaded.”
9 Crimes (live) :: Damien Rice