snuggle is real

snuggle is real

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(c) 07.04.2019 time and ink and josh nunnelley

verse 1

in the vestibule for the hundredth time
meditation: old struggles yield new strength
we spilled our guts, our coffee, our crimes
the guy beside me began to speak--

"i was really wanting to get high
i almost got in on the deal
when i heard, 'i know a guy'... (%)
the struggle is real."

verse 2

all arms crossed with a sideways glance
i eyed the bobbleheads up and down
i'd listened to their mindless chants
it was my time now to play the clown--
"know i'm speakin' to a room of shrugs
and i'm not sure just how i feel
when they say, 'hugs not drugs'... (%)
the sNuggle is real."


the snuggle is real
y'all all know the deal
in a roomful of thugs
it's "hugs not drugs"--
the snuggle is real.

verse 3

the way he cleared his throat when he spoke
informed me i's about to be taken to town
he went on about how love's not a joke
as i listened i stared at the ground--
"you see it printed on coffee mugs
to me, it's not just some spiel
when I say, 'hugs not drugs'... (%)
the snuggle IS real."


-------------------> SOLO


i saw it when i believed it
repeated the lie into real
altered the way i perceived it
the snuggle is real.



the snuggle is real.

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OdilonGreen's picture

The title is terrific, which first drew me in. And happily, the lyrics are terrific too! They tell a great (and meaningful!) story, succinctly but with enough detail to give a great sense of place and feel. Very nice!

coolparadiso's picture

Yup great title and some stinging words. Great lyrical juggling!

3tdoan's picture

This flows so conversationally, and the little details draw the characters beautifully. Some great lines, "room of shrugs", "we spilled our guts, our coffee, our crimes".