Our Naked Eyes

from by Mark Lenover

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Everybody crowd around and look
upon Pandora’s sad mistake
It permeates the ground it shook,
Still it resonates
You will learn to hate me
You will learn to hate me

We have come to raise a hidden hell
to make you face age-old mistakes
to strip the dung-hill of its wealth
to make our proud hearts ache
You will learn to hate me
You will learn to hate me

Can a senseless suffering make us
somehow better than we were?
Some are ash, though most of us are dust,
thick upon old furniture
I’ll embrace the nettle’s silent grief
You’ll always know it by its sting
Desperate and unlovable it speaks
out through the pain it brings
You will learn to hate me
You will learn to hate me

Your fortifications are made
of polished smiles and foreign bones
Without them we’d disintegrate
into our home, sweet home
Until the gleaming mirrors break
Until we’re stripped of our disguise
Until the black smoke dissipates
before our naked eyes
You will learn to hate me
You will learn to hate me

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from Signs of Violence, released November 5, 2013

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Mark Lenover Hamilton, Ontario

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.
Mark currently lives in Chatham, ON.
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