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Touché Amoré – Deflecto Lyrics

Deflecto by Touché Amoré


I’m a colorless banner
flown at half mast
I’m a vessel for
last contact
I’m a secondhand piano
incapable of tune
providing the score
for “gone too soon”

I’ll test the water
I won’t dive right in
That’s too personal
I’m too delicate

I’ll test the water
I won’t dive right in
I’m not comfortable
I rarely am

Been a sideline voyeur, a conscientious deflector
Been an underpin for something better
Been faulty poet, a personal arsonist
a last responder to my own self interest

cold-shouldered by design
sleeping in on borrowed time
Lets sing, just one more
I’m a trapeze act missing contact
A long way down to the floor

I’ll test the water
I won’t dive right in
That’s too personal
I’m too delicate

I’ll test the water
I won’t dive right in
I’m not comfortable
I rarely am

Been a broken record, a conscientious deflector
Been a sounding board for an absent savior
Been a faulty poet, an ambivalent nihilist
A last responder to my own self interest

I’ll test the water
I won’t dive right in
I’m not comfortable
I rarely am