The fourth tune is finally ready to share. A giant. His mother (and father). A big heart. You take it from there. Diane Arbus keeps taking us to strange dark places, but there is a flicker of light in there if you look closely enough.
Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents in the Bronx (1970)
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I wish I were a normal size / I think I’ll stay home tonight / Draw the curtains and chain the door / I’m staying home tonight / Don’t crane your neck at me / I’ve tried honestly /My heart’s the same size as yours / It’s just working overtime / I’m staying home tonight / Just last weekend those kids pushed me in the chest / But that was just some fucked up teenage test / It’s really the heartache / It’s really the heartache / It’s more the heartache / It’s really more the heartache / They’re always asking how’s the weather up there / I wish I wasn’t in the clouds / My heart’s the same size as yours / It’s just working overtime / I’m staying home tonight
The latest installment of our Diane Arbus project, this one is tale of a man watching his world fall apart and thinking that may not be so bad.