the muse apprentice guild
--expanding the canon into the 21st century




SIX WORKS
BY DARREN BROWN

GANG WAR 1996
New Years day

Go Back Go Back Jet Black
Shot Gun Fear Three A.M. on Avenue C
New York City Styleeeee

Click Hit Hey John
What Do you need? Lets take a walk
Wait here cab uptown
85th and East End

Go Back Jet Black

Crack God Cold Dark child
Down town near Clinton street
Grey Suits New Years Day
Lets kill Andrew Holm Scum bag concert promoter in Tucson.
Uptown Down Town
Forty Eight and Lex.

Go Back Jet Black

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Now You Exit Scared

Now You Exit Scared. She has been sitting going half crazy in the company of her own misconceptions
She graded the name of Christ or Louisiana as some thing to remember you
a savior not in fact born far from that river
think each thought three times
say it in three tongues
Now she is looking down too far down a long road
wait here the good bit is to follow
Now again down on my luck
back the the Carolinas to the point where it started
just out side Ma Dipps place
Start again
This is the way out
Cut
I think this one is done
Remember ?
Recall?
Make up?Forget?

NYC October 1999

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RESTAURANTS IN TEXAS

I am going to texas
Nothing to do but wait.
Texas is 1000 miles from here.
This comes as no surpass
I have been in every inch of Texas
Oh yes, a lovely drive around Texas
Plenty of nice folks in Texas
You can clearly see the stars outside of Austin.
I can refer you to some nice restaurants in Texas
This will give me time.
I can set you straight in Houston
Say good bye in Dallas
I can refer you to some nice restaurants in Texas

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STRANGE TOWN

here again , all alone I arrive by train
Hours and Hours spent waiting in vain for this strange town
I sit here alone, Walk the same street
no one rememberers my name.
It is not the same.

Saint Louis 1987

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THE CONTRACT

"on a long flight i notice a man, not old, not young a small man of unassuming nature.."

The contract-
It is the counter culture that has led us to this !
You caused this !
as you come too see the show me state:
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Make Haste
Make Haste
Look what you have started, it comes as no surprise.
the Show me state
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Make Haste
Make Haste
Set the woods on fire.
I see a contract.
one forty seven brough street , number twelve.
Stand here and say,
FUCK YOU !

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VERDIS FLIGHT

Some days arrive unlike all others
Travel passed on sea or sand
To arrive there , when there , who there
some days unlike most others will let you know: where you are , who you are or why
Seldom will you know , if it is a true story. Who will know. why would they tell you.
If at the turnstile make your choice
You can never choose who will knock on your door
It is never the same.
You are always alone.

Seattle 1999