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Saturday, January 03, 2009

The American Thrill Corporation

Banditos:

Invest your capital in a company you can respect.


Reply to this
on the ukelele--

synapses blurred,
speed-drenched,
many hands
strumming.

I emigrated from Malaysia
but returned
to this

playing at break-neck speed.

Breaking my neck on this,
making like it's
my neck on speed,

always on time
and
never fail.

When I was back in Malaysia I
invested

in the American Thrill Corporation, for
I required--demanded--a company
that is sound.

They drummed me out of there via
ukelele.

When I was back there I robbed and
raided;
Bandito.
"Bandito" is how they called me.

And now I am a
foreigner and my heart is sound, even
though

they drummed me out of there on ukeleles. Drummed
me out and through it,
though

my heart was already living
in the body of the
American Thrill Corporation.

And now I am a part of the industry.
And though I dwell in the city of industry

and my foundations are
sound

you
must reply.

Like the instrument that I call
Neverfail.

Strum ukelele
by reply.

Strum away all that is not your reply.
Double strum through,
though

every strumming sound is a message
layered six strings
thick.

When I came from Malaysia

No one ever expected
this

that I would sing like
the ukelele

And that you would answer,
Neverfail.