Commonplace

“I feel Jesus in the clumsiness of young and awkward lovers
I feel Judas in the long odds of the rackets on the corners
I feel Jesus in the tenderness of honest, nervous lovers
I feel Judas in the pistols and the pagers that come with all the powders

Lost in fog and love and faithless fear
I’ve had kisses that make Judas seem sincere.”

—The Hold Steady, “Citrus,” Boys and Girls in America

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Athens, GA. His work has been published in RogerEbert.com, Bookslut, The Comics Journal, Salon, The Baseball Chronicle, Jackson Free Press, and Valley Voices: A Literary Review. Follow him on Twitter (@walter_biggins), and check out his bimonthly newsletter (https://tinyletter.com/Walter_Biggins).
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2 Responses to Commonplace

  1. Anthony says:

    this is amazing, can you tell me about where i can find it?

  2. Walter says:

    Sure, Anthony. The lines come from a song on the Hold Steady’s brand-new album, Boys and Girls in America. It’s available here.

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