Safe Word

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A broken clock's right twice a day
But mine spins in reverse and may
Have doubled odds and better luck
Now it's twice as good as worthless junk

My heart's as healthy as a horse
But my hard hat's lookin' hardly worn
That other steel toed boot'll drop
But I don't know when, or how to stop

I wish I had a secret code
To signal me to take it slow
I need a sin like calculus
'cos my limit does, in fact, exist!

So slow down, focus, do yoga poses and
learn to love the lull, and just breathe...
Breathe… breathe…
Alright I'm good!

I think I'm smiling and nodding, but surveillance cameras caught me laugh maniacally
Headbutting every obstacle, I've got to turn it off... and pick back up when I am calm
Even with an invitation, boy, you gotta learn to knock (Oh knock it off!)
... And do me one favor: Remember the safe word

I get that passion motivates
And crashes down like ocean waves
But tunnel vision's toxic man,
You're not John Henry, take a breath

That might sound harsh when you are used
To head rubs, praise, and sugar cubes
I just hate to see you racing towards
Behaviors that we shouldn't reward

So slow down, focus, do yoga poses and
Learn to love the lull and just
Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. (Alright!)

I think I'm smiling and nodding,
Blending in and getting on
But no, I haven't fooled the cameras
In my camel camouflage
I'll take it off!
...and I won't spit on anyone
Even with an invitation, boy,
You gotta learn to knock
(Oh knock it off!)
And do me one favor:
Remember the safe word

And I have no construction crew
To build this introduction tune but it's sound and under budget, too...
The chords work, the beat works, the verse and melody works
And these words, they each work, have purpose versus knee-jerk
Safety first, let's be sure our neon PPE works
Now the only thing that needs work is the last bit of the bridge!

I think I'm smiling and nodding, mild-mannered, nodding off
It's just my neck is getting tired, so much nonsense to hold up
Just take a pause... but don't give up the dream
If they change the locks behind you, you can find another key
And hope a smile and a nod's the only signal they have seen
You're no machine but there's no shame
In blowing off a little steam, so hear me knock!
Hear me hammer, hear me yell
And don't knock it 'till you've tried it,
Tried to knock or tried the bell (Ah, let me in!)

The trip has been paid for and you have a way forth
So don't waste the day or delay it for later

But do me one favor: Remember the safe word

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