Won't Settle For Bliss

from the album Swing 'n' Swive (2010)
music and lyrics: Joseph L. Thornburg
spoken intro: Janell

"But Rabshakeh said unto them,
Hath my master sent me to thy master,
and to thee, to speak these words?
Hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall,
that they may eat their own dung,
and drink their own piss with you?"*


When I tire of comfort and nice
Give me mindfuck, that will suffice
I don't need it random, no crime is committed
It's staged yeah, but I can suspend disbelieving
If my limits I would explore
Knock twice, pause, thrice, open the door
And see just how far I can transport my mind
'Coz there's safety in purging release all my conflict

I don't require comfort, I won't settle for bliss
I am a man, a man with no regrets

If you cannot endure the heat
Then stay out of the kitchen, please
'Coz nice boys don't drink piss, or eat shit, self-strangle
Blood letting, get fisted, give floggings and whippings
Sometimes I will play with my brain
Strangers, dangers, will entertain
They don't waste time with dating or getting to know you
They don't care 'bout your name or your job or your status
Though some maybe wrestle with certain addictions
Or certain diseases, they do as they pleases

I don't require comfort
I don't require comfort

I don't require comfort, I won't settle for bliss
I am a man, a man with no regrets

*from the King James Bible: 2 Kings 18:27