• To Be Alone With You
  • Chicago
  • Casimir Pulaski Day
  • Jacksonville
  • John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
  • Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
  • The Dress Looks Nice on You
  • The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
  • For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
  • A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But for Very Good Reasons
  • The Seer's Tower
  • Should Have Known Better
  • All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands
  • Prairie Fire That Wanders About
  • Futile Devices
  • Niagara Falls
  • The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
  • The Only Thing
  • Henney Buggy Band
  • Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
  • Death with Dignity
  • Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
  • Abraham
  • Holland
  • Out of Egypt, Into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt From My Sandals as I Run
  • Romulus
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  • In the Devil's Territory
  • Come on! Feel the Illinoise!
  • They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!
  • Size Too Small
  • No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
  • Seven Swans
  • Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
  • Sister
  • We Won't Need Legs to Stand
  • Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)
  • All of Me Wants All of You
  • I Walked
  • He Woke Me Up Again
  • Fourth of July
  • Too Much
  • The Transfiguration
  • The Upper Peninsula
  • Vesuvius
  • Tahquamenon Falls
  • Drawn to the Blood
  • The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience But You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or...
  • Say Yes! to M!ch!gan!
  • Eugene

Like it's killing me,
It's kidding me around.

This bite, You bit on me.
You put on me a gown.

That fits me like a quarter door
That hits me like a sound.
It's like You shut on me
Or shouldn't be around.

Like the fennel seed,
The funny gene You found.

I like the man-o-weeds,
The man-o-wars abound.

That fits me like a quarter door,
That hits me like a sound.
I might just win a war,
A matador around.

There's still nothing I can say to change
My news for You.
There's still nothing You can do to exchange
My dues to You.

Like You fit on me
To bit on me a bound.

This life that's shut on me
That shouldn't be the grounds

To emulate an epicene
To elevate a sound,
This life, a winner needs,
A winner needs a wand.

Never want to blame You,
Bound You, blame me,
Never want the blame You bound.

Never want to blame You,
Bound me, blame You,
Never want the fame You found.

And where's the same,
And where's the strong,
And where's the guard,
And where's the one who tries to make You?