skip-town

all i want is a plot based off of lonely town by brandon flowers ?? the song itself sounds like it’s from the 80s/90s so that would more than likely be the time period it’s set in. muse a and muse b have been friends since they were little kids, even lived across the street from each other in a town that isn’t even on their state map it’s such a lonely town (do you see what i did there). they had a pact that once they graduated high school they would skip town together and move to some big city to start a life with each other, but when they actually got to high school they drifted apart and hardly ever spoke to each other. after graduation, muse a packed their bags and moved away to new york city or someplace big like that, leaving muse b and their promise behind. muse b stayed because they never had enough money to go or had to take care of their family, but they still dream about going to the city and seeing muse a again. muse b calls muse a but they never answer, they write but never get anything back, and eventually they just assume that the friendship is over. until christmas a few years later, when muse a comes back to visit their family that lives in the same house that is still across the street from muse b. it takes a lot of courage, but muse b goes over to see muse a and ?? it’s awkward at first but then they get angry like ‘why did you leave me i thought we swore to never leave each other, i was actually starting to maybe sort of kind of fall in love with you and then you LEFT me’ 

I interviewed the sun, he said the future’s lookin’ bright
I interviewed the rain, he claimed the sun’s truly an asshole
I'was supposed to interview the snow today but of course he flaked
So I let my frigid demeanor teeter and take his vacant place
—  Aesop Rock, Skip Town

i heard you were skipping town. when you do,
take my hunger with you.  
there are over 200 bones in the human body
but no one seems to understand the nature
of a bruise, the crush of skin,
the pressure.  i don’t want you to leave
but what choice do i have?

one of my best friends has sweet brown eyes
like a baby deer and she asked me “do you ever
find yourself thinking about it?”  i didn’t tell her
that i do.  it doesn’t matter what it is.  three
years ago i was a completely different person
and i made my choices and that’s all.
i don’t want to talk about it.

it’s like this: you look at me like you’re
lost in the desert and i am
every mirage you ever dreamed.
don’t do that to me.
don’t turn me into hallucination, into
a quavering image and a heat
stroke dream. don’t you think
i deserve better than that?

find my lines (the slope of my nose, my
twitchy fingers, the arch of my spine)
and color them in with your bare hands.

when you go, don’t bother with goodbye.
don’t bother trying to solve the problems
you created for yourself
when you were young, and dumb, and sweet,
and full of yearning, full of want.

you held onto everything with both hands.
you didn’t know how to let it go.

—  skip town | ncp

warmitupcole: Sad we won’t be at Apotheke tonight but excited to be playing for the homie @darrencriss and his welcome to Broadway party before I skip town. So proud of you, and honored to be a part of it. #darrenishedwig #darrencriss #music #nyc

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Too much love for basement. Stoked on seeing them next month for the millionth time.

This town is so cold; even summer is not enough to make me feel like home. 
I heard you heard I said, “I will never leave”. I say, “we’ll see”. 

Sometimes I feel like I’m sinking so far, I won’t see the light again. I’ll break my hands pulling myself out - even with you keeping me down. 

I’ll live but I won’t die here.

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i propose that you and i skip town for a while

live out of a backpack on top of the divine lorraine hotel

the last pinch of love i could possibly give

is sitting softly in your hands

i pray that you don’t ever look at me

half the way i look at myself

i’ll distract you forever from looking at my flaws