Can´t Give You Up

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Can't give you up, speech, can't stop clamoringCan't give you up
Can't give you up, speech, can't stop clamoring
Can't give you up, sweetheart, my tender chocolate big-lipped love
Can't give you up, all dear ones, your bright ears and delicate smiles
Can't give you up, Louis Ferdinand Celine, you're obsessed & vitriolic & absolutely right
Can't give you up, random motion, lucky choices, air rides, dominoes, structural linguistics
Can't give you up yet, rum, the bottle's not empty and it's warming me
Can't give you up night mail, telephone ringing, talking about Kerouac
Can't give up messiness, compulsion, confusion, pressure, misery, indulgence
Can't give you up, memory, & murderous dreams in which my being's dismembered
Can't give you up, deanimation love
Can't give up the color blue—never never never
Can't give up Andra Pradesh, weep for India's starving, going blind no vitamin A so necessary, weep for Pakistani flood victims, homeless, homeless, homeless
Can't give it up, a propensity for travel, moving speedily to friends at every turn, scenes, situations I'm not even needed
Can't give it up, heritage, ailanthus trees, radial symmetry, bamboo
Can't give up fertility—no way
Can't give you up yet, best jewels, assets, secret notebooks, masks
Can't give you up, dinosaur obsession, my jaw strangely prominent with carnivore teeth
Can't give up outrage or outrageous behaviour & I'll go dancing & wailing for that!
Can't give you up dreamers, inventors, scientists, deceivers, iridescent dolphins & especially bottle-nose
dolphin with mouth like my lover's
Can't give you up, black magic fantasies I'll make everyone collapse & revive & they'll get wiser
Can't give it up, make time stop
Can't do it, ordinary consciousness, I'm trying but it's so hard
Can't give you up, musical garden: Bach, Beethoven, Buddy Holly, Robert Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton!
Can't give up sitting in a hammock in the Fifties, I was a babe enjoying solitude — hummingbirds
Can't give you up, canyon dream, I'm in between there are turtles & little prairie mutations
Can't give up chiffon, sable, inarticulateness, simple solid reason, logarithms, furry California mountains, not brooding but simmering, zeroing in, conquest, retreat, romance
Can't give it up, the proposal closest to my heart, signs saying Detective Agency in L.A., stop¬lights, Mercedes, folk fiddling from Sweden
Can't give up Orissa province, prostrations optical illusions, fan mail, trekking old Inca trails, greasy Tibetan tea, schedules to win & lose by, the phases of the moon, firebrand meteors, the Kentucky Derby, gambling, the ruins of Pisac Peru with stones so red & polished & finally honed I ambled about all afternoon
Can't give you up Baltic Sea, migrations, go-between, well-wishing, living on the edge of Harshness Street
Can't give it up, foxy, classy, flashy
Can't give you up books, bees, Latin derivatives, Quechua, stationery, habit, responsibility, squabbling, bubbling on till dawn, metal, plastic, electricity rush, melodrama, poverty, the high life, humor, privacy, cynicism, doubt but no boredom
Can't give you up, solar energy, speech, and more speech & more speech & more energy more sunlight more emergency
Can't give you up can't give it up yet won't do it won't do it
Can't give it up yet won't give you up yet can't give it up!

Author: Anne Waldman


released June 15, 2015
Lyrics by Ann Waldman



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