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Everybody's Friend

from Nobody's Friend by Jon Hughes



Everybody's Friend

The moon is clipped, a fingernail
Hanging from a twig like a serpent tail,
And the sky is painted poison black.
The streets are pooled with light,
A terrestrial view from a satellite
Peering down with pale green eyes.
Save for a candle's glow there is nothing human here for miles.

The party came as a masquerade
Wired through the night-street interface,
All dressed in rainbow-colored furs.
Shattered glass rings a royal sound—
Everybody stop now and turn around.
The royal turkey's setting down.
He's talking fast and I don't believe he's talking kind,
Cause he's everybody's friend but mine.

The crimson man who's really white
Is stepping on my face and trying to start fight.
Now he's telling me what's on my mind.
And LadyDeath403 is looking at everyone mysteriously
And she's saying she remembers me.

So I'll disappear while the moon is down—
Nobody will notice when I'm gone
Cause they're everybody's friends but mine.


from Nobody's Friend, released November 1, 2009


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Jon Hughes Ireland

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Hughes, has been based in Ireland since 2005. He has shared a stage with Damien Jurado, She Keeps Bees, and the legendary singer-songwriter, Buddy Mondlock.

Hughes' latest collection of songs, "Sunshine Remorse", was released in January of 2019.
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