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Smith's Grove

from #deathed by Gavin Castleton

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Dr. Loomis cautions his protege, Dr. Ranbir Sartain against fixating on his long-time patient and psychological anomaly, Michael Audrey Myers.

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He won’t say a word,
He won’t blink an eye.
And he won’t answer questions,
he won’t tell you why.

Every time you leave that room
you’re a little less of you.
Every time you breath his air
you’re ingesting evil.

So write that book
And hope it makes you famous.
But get too close
And you could lose your compass.
Now is your light
Surrounded by the darkness?
Or is your dark
bounded by the light?

I told you, doctor:
(don’t you forget it)
don’t get too close!
That Michael Meyers,
he’s just a ghost!

You yearn to see it
in the wild:
that primal freedom,
personified!

You want to brave it—
his private hell—
but that kind of bravery…
it never ends well!

You want to map that stain of a mind
so you just try to extract something sane from his crimes.
Are you a whole lot of Ying with a wee bit of Yang?
Or maybe you’re quite the inverse, Dr. Sartain?

Do you no longer recall the thrust of your nature?
But whatever it was, you must violate it
and the itch won’t scratch til you put on the mask,
with empty eyes so dark they’re true vanta black.

You shouldn’t tease unleashing your primal urges.
There’s a thin line between murder and courage.
As your heart rate drops by a dozen beats,
you just can’t wait to see what the devil sees!

I told you, doctor:
(don’t you forget it)
don’t get too close!
That Michael Meyers,
he’s just a ghost!

You yearn to see it
in the wild:
that primal freedom,
personified!

You’ll start to wonder
why you’ve been spared
those broken neurons,
a soul impaired!

You want to brave it—
his private hell—
but that kind of bravery…
it never ends well!

I told you, doctor:
(don’t you forget it)
don’t get too close!
That Michael Meyers,
he’s just a ghost!

You yearn to see it
in the wild:
that primal freedom,
personified!

You ask your questions,
you run your tests,
you change prescriptions,
he never rests,
he never opens,
he never cracks…
that boy inside him,
he can’t come back!

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from #deathed, track released October 28, 2022
Everything by Gavin Castleton.

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Gavin Castleton Portland, Oregon

Gavin has released 9 solo albums and 8 EPs. Over the last two decades he has performed and recorded with acts like The Dear Hunter, Gruvis Malt, Ebu Gogo, Paranoid Social Club, Sage Francis, Club D’elf, Lex Land, Facing New York, and One Drop.

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