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Peg, Picture, Piece - The Square Pegs
:- Some Answer & That Hammer; Unfit!

 Peg Picture Piece
- The Square Pegs:
Some Answer
and That Hammer;
Unfit!

words & music by Ed Hooke, March-May 1994   -    Ed Hooke 1994
- to Samantha C, Hannah C & Lynne C

G I R A F F E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written about 6 months
after my split from Lynne,
a period when
I had tried far too hard
to get involved,
fortunately with an impressive
complete lack of success.

'Some Answer' was 'Samantha'
and 'Hammer' of course
doesn't rhyme with 'banner',
whereas 'Hannah' does.

 

 

 

 


I like that peg.
I like its shape.
I like its colour
& the darkness shining in her eyes.
I like her hair, the way she moves,
her laughter and her smile but I admit:
this peg doesn't fit.
 

 I like that picture.
It's a portrait of desire.
I like the brushwork
& she sets my loins on fire
but when I try to hang it on my wall
where once your sculpted image used to sit
I find it doesn't fit.

It doesn't fit the hole you left behind
in me the day we parted.
Yes we made the right decision
but that doesn't stop the pain.
And it doesn't make life easy
when a part of me is missing.
So I hunt the peg to fill the gap
to make me feel complete again.
 

Who'll complete this jigsaw?
That's the question on my banner.
But I can't get Some Answer here
& never mind how much I try that Hammer.
I pick the pretty patterned ones
and try them one by one but bit by bit
I find that they don't fit.
 

It won't be the piece that left the gap.
You used to fill the hoLe in well and fit.
But we've both changed now.