Thursday, October 18, 2018
WHEN YUKIMI SINGS
Don't sum up your life
by the awards you've collected
nobody gives a crap
'bout that but you.
Or your service to the war machine.
U can only be proud of that if
U didn't snuff out the flame
of a slanty-eyed someone you've
never spoken to and never
given it a second thought
cuz U did your duty by God and country.
And when Yukimi comes gyrating onto
the stage to do the vocal for "Empire Ants"
it's already the middle of the song
and the crowd goes nuts in frenzied
anticipation with a thousand flames
held high cuz they know it's about
to kick into another gear.
And then that beat engulfs you
like a big Asian tsunami
and just sweeps U right you away.
So let's say that U also dug
Gorillaz--then there'd be some hope
that you and I
could engage eye to eye
and I to I
and lo and behold
there might be mutual understanding
no matter who or what we are.
It could be just that easy.