Uptown Free Radio

The Lawrence Arms

It's been twenty thousand days since

The Best Ones Hotels, plastic sheets

Tasteless food, dialysis machines

The telephone hasn't rung since April

Staring windows

Ballroom jokes, respirators, kidney stones

Neon skies open up three Saturdays a month

The air in uptown swells

The windowpanes can go to Hell

Slow summer walking through a bad neighborhood

Toothless smiles renew ventricles

The radio is alive

The listeners have found their reason

The phone hasn't rung since April

The music turns alone into home