07 May 2006

Yamamba

Yamamba.
Demons of Japan.
Spectres eat souls.
Creatures of the night.
California-style Japanese woman.

Tanned to a crisp.
Excessive makeup.
White lipstick.
White eye shadow.
White on burnt brown.
Bleached bleach.
Look at me.
I'm smiling.

And despite the bad reviews,
Yamamba means freedom.
Yamamba means taboos broken.
How dare they smile?
How dare they look me in the eye?
How dare they wax dominant?
How dare they defy?

Yamamba
Not natural
Not my style
But yamamba
I love your smile
So phony
Yet so free

Yamamba
You're killing your mother
You're killing your father
You're killing youself
But run wild
as wild as
your smile

Yamamba
You WILL look back
and think
what was I thinking?
You WILL look back
and shake
for you may have
melanoma.
You WILL look back
and say
but it was worth it.

Yamamba
Remember the demons.
Remember the fun.

2 comments:

::sabas:: said...

GREAT!!! Made me laugh, I'm putting it on my iPod (with your name and website there, of course!!) ganbatte!!

::grant::

Kyle Stich said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Grant.