Killing the Mime

by Tommy Von



Single from the album "Ancient Cosmic Cult"


You awake and lime green laughter sips you
Children take the advice they often give you
Stand in place for medications we will issue
I was downing a coffee in an old town cafe
There was nothing to give me a sign of the time of the day
When the waiter said "look here - you'll have to settle the bill"
And his shadow as he spoke to me crept down the street
I said "well this must be Compton or a place as equally cold"
Then a scene from Dante began to unfold
Hot hot - you better call out the ice man
Cool down baby - we are we are we are we are American
Can't you feel it down in your soul?
Nursery rhymes and delicate crimes
Form a line - we're killing the mime
Well, did you think that the pinnacle of your success
Would lead you to places of wonder?
And who did you figure would clean up this mess
After you were six feet under?
Well mister McKinney down in his shop is
Shaking his head for your soul
And he wouldn't give a Guinea to be in your shoes
And suffer your loss of control
As you slip out of the fold
As you slip out of control
Out of control


released September 24, 2015



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Tommy Von Denver, Colorado

Tommy Von is a BMI songwriter, recording engineer and multi-instrumentalist. Originally from San Diego, CA, he now resides in Denver CO.

He started his performing and writing career as a founding member of the psychedelic rock band Myst , and has been touring and releasing albums ever since.
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