When You [Side​]​Walked Into the Room

from by Eric Ian Farmer

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Based largely on my reading of Scott James' Sidewalk Ritual which is both a novel and social publishing project involving artists based around the world.


Landing here from the water,
constantly searching for signs:
like even though I've been with you all day,
still there's only me
on my mind

How dare you take control
of the situation?
I thought I had control
of the situation!
Now you're just embarrassing me!

I didn't mean to,
but I don't want you
that way
I just need you to help me
find my way
Is it with you?

Why couldn't this be easy?
Why couldn't I make up my mind?
Why couldn't this be easy?

My brother, won't you help me?
My brother, won't you help me
when I'm down?

I searched out a wise friend
who looked me in the eye.
The answer to your question
is all choked up inside!
(Inside of you)

It's not out there
It came in
when you walked into the room!

If you go lookin' for it...

it's not out there
It came in
when you walked into the room!


from Flower Water, released December 21, 2012



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Eric Ian Farmer State College, Pennsylvania

No doubt, I sing for the love of it. If you have a mic for me to blow, maybe the people in the way back will feel some of the love, too.

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