Keeping Up With Jacob

by Peter Cat

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Laughing like an old school Billy Childish, circa '95
Moustache emerging below the nostril
Belligerent twinkle in the eye
Tall, dark and full of a certain something, or maybe only of himself
His rational piece is not for you and I, baby
We just don't have the wealth
Oh, how far will he go?
He'll be unstoppable

He dreams of colour, dreams of light
Dreams of art parties through the night
He dreams of dark rooms
Devoid of all noise but the sound of his spectacular mind
He might win the Turner Prize
He might write truth into the murky Brighton sky
I tell you
Keeping up with Jacob was such a chore

In five minutes you'll know me
Or maybe in more like four
And in eight minims or more
You'll have wound up on the floor
Oh, ha ha ha
Peals of laughter fill the gallery
Is this what's become of me?

He dreams of colour, dreams of light
Dreams of art parties through the night
He dreams of dark rooms
Devoid of all noise but the sound of his spectacular mind
He might win the Turner Prize
He might write truth into the murky Brighton sky
I tell you
Keeping up with Jacob was such a chore

And if he'd read the letter
That I wrote to you
He'd have simply shaken
My quivering hand
And he'd have called it
A work of art
A shining light in the darkness
An intervention in the banal
That in the end made no difference at all

He dreams of girls, he dreams of boys
Dreams up the charm that he deploys
To render all of us subject to his grace and wit and will
Oscar Wilde himself would be
Perpetually a'spin within his Parisian grave, thinking
Keeping up with Jacob
Keeping up with Jacob
Keeping up with Jacob was such a bore
Such a bore
Such a bore

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released August 5, 2015

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