Learn The Tune

19 02 2010

It’s Crazy
I’ve already learned this tune in three keys
and I’m not that good a piano player

nothing pleases you
a little higher a little lower
a little faster a little slower

a stalemate over chords and notes
chickens and eggs
mine and yours
never mind ours

and hours on end
you move tiles
maybe you should take up Mahjong
at least its a game with some mystical meaning
but what it is evades me

like you evade me
shun my touch
don’t open my emails
or your knees
it’s back to chords and notes

and why music is necessarily crazy
if there were no lines, you couldn’t step over the lines
or you could walk the line with a cop’s flashlight in your eyes
recite the alphabet backwards or the Lord’s Prayer
it’s back to notes and chords

Music theory is like string theory
in short, there is nothing you can possibly know about music
just as there is nothing you can know about god
the universe is the only evidence
the sound

there is nothing you can know about love
just
the touch
the touch

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