Brass Dogs (Code)

Street lamps stoop and kiss the street Cover their eyes in the blazing heat Turn the night against the sky Fold it through the moon The light slides down the reptile tiles And gently lie Run you through the streets of night Run from the sound of laughing Knock you out and hold you down I hear brass dogs barking Break your head against the wall Strike the night it’s blinding The stars are sharp the moon rotates It doesn’t glide it’s grinding I’ve wasted time within your mind Time that I came clean Show this stallion city buck And trample my subversion dream What’s it like to shout your name Ten thousand voices asking? I try to speak it but I hear The brass dogs barking near Down around the back Stand up pushed down Backs against the wall Pushed over pulled back In the alley taken behind Like a puck on your back That turns as you turn Turning with you Like an imp on your back That titters as you turn Worming into you Trample city flay your hooves Call us home Our city, our city, our city Our city breeds a twisted creed Crepuscular creatures seethe Try to sleep then just be silent Coast the edge of dreams I’ll curl around you but I hear The brass dogs barking near I’ll curl around you but I hear The brass dogs barking near Trample city flay your hooves Call us home Our city, our city, our city Down around the back Stand up pushed down Backs against the wall Pushed over pulled back In the alley taken behind Like a puck on your back That turns as you turn Turning with you Like an imp on your back That titters as you turn Worming into you Tin cans skitter the ground Mimic the sound Of brass dogs barking The brass dogs are barking... The brass dogs are barking...