Open Up

from by Joseph Mooradian

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“Open up” she said and played with my hand
“Open wide, it’s all right.
I’ll reach down right through your chest
Loving organs and all of the rest”

Well do you like what you found?
Don’t lie, don’t lie

Did you mind when I first came around?
Jokes at parties we’re missing right now
Punk rock music we danced to so slowly
Was I better when you didn’t know me?

Did you like what you found?
Don’t lie Don’t lie

Burn the books that are bringing you down
Burn the journals, CDs by the pound
Throw the ash in a locked little room
Walk away from the smell of the plume

Do I like who I am?
I can’t hide I can’t hide

“Close your eyes” she said and covered our heads
Cotton sheets warming me
“You can sigh til the stars all burn out
I’ll still be here to dance round the house”


from Pink & Green, released February 24, 2017



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Joseph Mooradian Nashville, Tennessee

Joseph Mooradian is a Nashville Native and singer-songwriter. He attended Sewanee: the University of the South. He loves his family and all his friends.

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