• Benjamin Collins

Jane S. Piddy


MATCHING SONGS AND WORDS TO PHOTOS...


...is something I like to do. I drove around in mid-April during a storm. During a virus. During an album. That album being Cold Fact by Rodriguez. A powerful album.

As I drove down the coast, I noticed places and images I had never seen before. I also noticed something about this album. Whether intentional or not, Rodriguez seems to dig inside you, reach down your throat, and in a painstaking effort, pulls out your insecurities and unfavorable past. Rodriguez then smugly holds these negatives in front of you with a comforting hand on your shoulder. And finally, he steps aside, revealing a path forward through recognition and acceptance.


So here's Jane S. Piddy, one such example of such action. And a few photos to accompany...




Jane S. Piddy


Now you sit there thinking feeling insecure

The mocking court gesture (jester) claims there is no proven cure

Go back to your chamber, your eyes upon the wall

'Cos you got no one to listen, you got no one to call


And you think I'm curious


Drifting, drowning in a purple sea of doubt

You wanna hear she loves you,

but the words don't fit the mouth

You're a loser, a rebel, a cause without


But don't think me callous


Dancing Rosemary, disappearing sister Ruth

It's just your yellow appetite

that has you choking on the truth

You gave in, you gave out, outlived your dream of youth


And I can't get jealous


So go on, you'll continue with your nose so open wide

Knocking on that door that says Hurry come inside

But don't bother to buy insurance 'cos you've already died


And you can't be serious


I saw my reflection in my father's final tears

The wind was slowly melting, San Francisco disappears

Acid heads, unmade beds, and you Woodward world queers


I know you're lonely

I know you're lonely

I know you're lonely...


Thanks for your time

And you can thank me for mine

And after that's said


Forget it.


Bag it, man


(Okay?)





By Ben M. Collins


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