Cuckoo Sweetheart

from by Oreo Boris

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You can see her by the river
Smoking cigarettes much quicker
When she doubles back to find
Her body that had died and was left behind

Her mother was waiting at home with cake
Gratitude filled up her plate
But when she returned to bed again
Obsessive paranoia settled in

Cuckoo sweetheart
Cannot find her way inside of it
Cuckoo sweetheart
When you find me, come inside of me

She’s an empathy machine
Enduring her darkest dreams
So when we’re in bed I hold her tight
And we tell each other sweet dreams every night

Her spirit and being never ceased to be
Extraordinary sensitivity
Led my hand through an unseen land
I didn’t want to know or understand

Worlds self-made and self-nourished
Are so ghostly and monstrous
And only fear of madness will
Drive us out of our shells when we’re ill

She gave me friends family and a home
I know it’s cliché but I’m less alone
And though it’s taken years to face
I feel as though I’ve finally found my place

Cuckoo sweetheart…


from Cuckoo Sweetheart, released September 9, 2016
Samples 'Sleeping Beauty' (1959)




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