Malcolm

Oh Lieutenant I am lonely; I come to the vacuum with a void inside of me

And now in amongst the darkness on the nights when I can’t sleep

I know the arms of consolation are imaginary

 

But oh, the unmoored heart yearns to glide, rudderless,

Stars will be my guide, I need a tall ship to steer them by

I always did love, the uniform,  Malcolm

 

Oh Malcolm in the armoury; you obviate my longing with your weapons jargonry

For I have been on Twitter there’s no jobs for PhDs

ECR like rented cars; the stars, are out of reach

 

But oh, the unmoored heart yearns to glide, rudderless,

Stars will be my guide, I need a tall ship to steer them by

I always did love, a dark horse,  Malcolm

 

Oh Malcolm I’m in solidarity; with the striking on the campus find a picket line for me

Oh Malcolm I once dreamed I’d be an astronaut

But I’m a no-plan rocket man, never have been caught

And I wish they would stop asking why I don’t want babies

But if you were only real I’d surely love to test your tactical expertise

But oh, the unmoored heart yearns to glide, rudderless,

Stars will be my guide, I need a tall ship to steer them by

I always did love, the uniform, Malcolm

I always did love, a shy man, Malcolm,

I always did love, a stoic, oh

I always did love, an illusion

Malcolm