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  1. Lonely Gains

From the album I'm Not Jim

Lyrics

LONELY GAINS
Copyright 2007 Jonathan Lethem, Walter Salas-Humara, Chris Maxwell, and Phil Hernandez
Published 2007 Furry Girl Songs (BMI), Lagartija Music (BMI), and ElegantToo Music (ASCAP)

Walter Salas-Humara - voice and guitar
Chris Maxwell - guitar, bass, synthesizer and supporting voice
Phillip Hernandez - drums, percussion and synthesizer

Mostly
Lonely gains
It bunches and pools
Doesn't distinguish between
Lovers and fools

Everywhere
Appetite aches
It paces its cage
Never misses the mark
Skips a page

Lately
Entropy sells
It whispers and weeps
Always marking the cards
Playing for keeps

Sometimes
Hopeful folds
It curdles and sours
Groping for minimum wage
Maximum hours

These days
Guilty phones
It calls up collect
Rarely showing a face
Being direct

Tonight
Emily waits
She watches the door
Thinking of building a nest
Swimming for shore

Mostly
Lonely Gains
It bunches and pools
Doesn't
Distinguish between
Lovers and fools