Young Professional

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I’m dressed like a young professional,
I can’t stay for long,
I caress my young receptacle,
Grasping for a song,

No one’s watching,
No one’s waiting,
We are all alone,
Beeping, booping, young professional,
Buying my new phone.

I call up a young professional,
We go grab a drink,
Stepping stones are sinking as we buy some time to think,

People talking, window shopping,
People fucking up.
Where’s the path and what’s professional?
What should fill my cup?

Curves and cravings,
Tough and raising
Questions clothed in well-timed curiosity.

I can’t reach the work bench,
But I know a guy who can,
Thinking, big space, doing, and we all drive used sedans.

Baby boomers boost our egos while we stroll straight ahead,
Maybe it’s just generational,
Who knows what we’ve fled,

Will the waves that burst from us recede into the tide,
Of our parents’ upbringings?
Well, I’m not taking sides.

Swirling ‘round,
Twenty-something universes crashing down,
Thirty is the new position,
Less regard and more transmissions.

Busy, busy, busy,
That’s what we all like to say,
Don’t be first to reach the front and don’t get in the way,
Calling home and showing bruises,
Throwing in the towel,
Pant suits and evaluations,
Language just as foul.

I can’t reach the work bench,
But I know a guy who can,
Thinking, big space, doing, and we all drive used sedans.
College students armed with life descriptions they recite,
Knowledge, power, sex, and good work, How to sleep at night.
Thinking, doing.


from Funny Language, released May 30, 2015



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Funny Language New York, New York

In 2011, guitarist, Ricky Perry, and drummer, Luke Schneiders, met in music therapy school and decided to play some songs. When fellow music therapist/bassist, Jeff Angell, and environmental educator/earth sister/multi-instrumentalist, Karen Alsen, joined, the sound was complete and Funny Language was born. ... more

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