Melora Griffis

Song and lyrics in response to the work
"against the wall"

Written and performed by Melora Griffis
Ukelele by Matt Keating

I looked so beautiful
Be careful
Not to grow
Into an island
Skin sky orange

I am so dutiful
Empty hull
Against a wall
I look tired frightened
Aisle walk sponge

Cut my dress
Tiny white flags
Sewn into all my clothes
Say goodbye bye bye bye
I'm beneath a lilac sea floor

Au revoir fantasy
Man can't love
Hello please
What I'm meant to be
Bel esprit

Guard my space
Sagging face
Break wall bride of yellows
Pirates search
For hidden lace
Ship of fierce handsome fellows

Au revoir fantasy
Man can't love
Hello please
What im meant to be
Escapee

Au revoir fantasy
I can't love
Thank you please
Stretch my arms
Dream like I did
That Indian summer
September night

Against the wall