Love Poems

by Nick Neihart

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Poetry books are sold out but I might have one or two cassettes laying around somewhere. Email me if you'd like one.


released September 4, 2014

Nick Neihart: Guitar/Vox
David Payne: Drums/Sax
Andy Cvar: Noise/Synth

Recording by Andrew Goldring at Sound Cave Studios.



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Track Name: Dead Pets
My dead pets are metaphors for my failed love.
I tried to look after their health but they were malnourished
or they ran away with somebody else.

I couldn't stand the smell as they rotted in their cage.
The bloated bodies I'd pet, the bones I dug up and kept.

They are all buried in the backyard of my memory.
I laid them to rest and I sang them each a tune.
Then I turned and wiped the shit from my shoes.

I shook my finger at you but you just wagged your tail.
I told you to role over because I knew that you would fail.

To all of my dead pets I'm sorry for doing what I always do.
I didn't mean to cause you harm. I only wanted to hold on
to you.
Track Name: I Love You
Your brittle teeth and the gums beneath
blacken and bleed for me.
My finger tips round your body grip
and from your breath I sip

an I love you

As the circular things are infinity
so I will make my mouth a sea.
Your tongue a great ship with which
to pierce my depths. The dark and
the wet with

I love you.
Track Name: My Skin, A River
You wanted my body,
I wanted your mind.
Let's split each other open
and rob the other blind.

I will be your river
full of precious stones.
Skin cascading gently
over sinew and over bone.

You, you are a ruby
in the gravel pit.
There with all the hardened,
the cruel and slow of wit.

Oh you are a ruby
this world wears you on its hand.
You adorn it as with jewelry,
yet you take me as I am.