A Penny for the Old Guy

from Obliterate by Mark Lenover



Let’s throw a party for the hollow men
They aren’t themselves lately
They never listen
They never answer
They can’t remember
I can’t remember…
Can I get a penny for the old guy?

Let’s take collection for the hollow men
Now fill your hats, don’t be stingy
They’re at the river
waiting together
They can’t remember
I can’t remember…
Can I get penny for the old guy?


from Obliterate, released March 4, 2014


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Mark Lenover

Through a distinctive fusion of folk, rock, theatre and electronica, Mark Lenover critically examines pop culture’s ubiquitous influence, its moral philosophy and the potentially devastating effects of drug abuse and mental illness. His recent work frequently challenges an increasingly pervasive culture of celebrity, self-indulgence, distraction and desire. ... more

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