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Mirror Stage

from Mean Letters by Collapsing Opposites



There is a mirror stage.
In you, I see all the little parts of me that I rate.
Reading Jacques Lacan in a car in a parking lot in
Anacortes, Washington, right outside of the church.
Sometimes you only see the parts that you’d like to purge.

There is a super-ego.
You tell me all the things I like to do are illegal.
Such a nice haircut, clean shaved face, you’ve got the
glasses too, oh my, and the shoes! What did you
do? Did you go to the university of indie rock?
You forgot about all that other stuff.

This is not a reference to
‘We Dance’ by Pavement.
If you thought that, pat yourself on the back
for being so significant.
But that’s not what we’re saying now.
These are different times now.
When I wrote that other song,
I hadn’t discovered The Fall yet.

Ooooo, oo oo…


from Mean Letters, released April 10, 2005
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Ryan McCormick sang and played guitar, keyboard, saxophone and percussion.
Eli Bornowski played trumpet.
Ebony Bertorelli played recorder and sousaphone.
Soren Brothers played melodica.
Kavitha Premarajah played clarinet.
Jaime Denike played flute.
Gang vocals by Ebony Bertorelli, Soren Brothers, Kavitha Premarajah, Sandy McCormick, and Riccardo Sammarco.
Recorded by Pietro Sammarco at Chubbo Sound, Vancouver BC, 2004-2005.


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