Punk Villanelle

but we really do careTele
stars emerge crash & collide
with the click of the snare

what the lyrics say we can’t hear
lufu songs behind us hide
but we do really care

what’s yr name the color of yr hair
right this way come inside
with the snack of the snare

saw you out at the county fairNo Thru Access
no thru access past the tide
blue mudflats of real care

have so much no need to share
in white spotlight gone walleyed
with Apollinaire’s uncanny stare

top of wheel a kiss & a prayer
what we missed we never cried
but we really do really care
with the tears of the snare

Bonus Bootleg Lines:

off yr rocker no way no scareText
all these lines eventually elide
with the test of the snare

with Apollinaire’s polished care
where strings in cushions hide
& release the strained snare


  1. Babs says:

    such talented brothers!


    1. Joe Linker says:

      Ha! Ain’t that somethin’? It’s where folk meets metal. And another brother commented it needs a banjo. If I can figure out how to send a file around, I’ll send it to him to add a banjo part. Remember the Traveling Trio?


  2. Charles says:

    I can think of a riff or two for this one. Love the Punk poem.


    1. Joe Linker says:

      Soon we’ll have an album: 1. Bury My Heart in the Muddy Mississippi. 2. Punk Villanelle.


    2. Joe Linker says:

      Charles has put Punk Villanelle to guitar:


        1. monalisa smiles says:


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  3. Joe Linker says:

    And basement bootleg to boot. Working on sound clip for next lyric post. Just enough to fill a boot.


  4. Dan Hennessy says:

    Always like the idea of bonus lines .


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