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Show Poem: No One Needs To Know / 7-10-14 / Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Arc Flash + Ex Spector

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No one needs to know what goes on before the show
No one needs to see the edits and
the spelling errors and the punctuation mistakes
No one needs to hear the screams.
No one needs to see the blood and the tears and the sad and broken dreams.
No one needs to see
The barn burnings and the faith healings.
The saddling of the horses.
The fevered pens & pencils scribbling away in their notebooks.
The frightened little fingers tap tap tapping at their sticky keyboards.
No one needs to know about the time and the money and the hours in front of the mirror. .
The countless count ends and false starts.
The criticisms and the restraint.
No one needs to know about the overdubbing and pitch shifting.
And the volume adjusting.
The stroking and the stretching.
The smoking and and the drinking.
The chewing and the farting.
No one needs to see all the fear and the hate .
No one needs to know what goes on before the show.