// ROBBERS //

She had a face straight outta magazine /
God only knows but you’ll never leave her

Rain smatters against the car windshield as I idle in the left turn lane

Her balaclava is starting to chafe /
And when she gets his gun he’s begging, “Babe, stay, stay, stay, stay, stay”

I marvel at the back and forth motion of the wipers that goes perfectly with the thumping bass through the speakers

I’ll give you one more time /
We’ll give you one more fight

Swishing across the glass surface, pushing clear water droplets to one side or the other

Said one more line /
Will I know you

Then suddenly the two are no longer in sync

Now if you never shoot, you’ll never know /
And if you never eat, you’ll never grow

As well as they seem to match for a few fleeting moments of perfect synchronization, the music and the blades are entities apart

You’ve got a pretty kind of dirty face /
And when she’s leaving your home she’s begging you, “Stay, stay, stay, stay, stay”

Unable to completely connect; neither listens to the other

I’ll give you one more time /
We’ll give you one more fight

Operating on different planes, one cannot expect everything to line up all the time

Said one more line /
Be a riot, cause I know you

Mostly a perfect chaos is all we can count on; nothing happens for any reason at all

Well, now that you’ve got your gun /
It’s much harder now the police have come

But when seemingly separate elements once again line up, that harmony can be felt

Now I’ll shoot him if it’s what you ask /
But if you just take off your mask /
You’d find out everything’s gone wrong

Felt especially in the bones, felt especially in the bass

Now everybody’s dead /
And they’re driving past my old school

As the wipers sync up perfectly with the music once again and everything has shifted back into place

He’s got his gun, he’s got his suit on /
She says, “Babe, you look so cool”

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