Out Of Hand, Out Of Mind

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This song's narrator sometimes falters in his attempts to ignore a distraction, but seems to have the problem in hand.

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I run into you at work, inspiring thoughts of skin contact
An illusion of trust, a social contract
But that's all it is: only skin deep - it's not real
It's not a hot potato, just a red hot peel

I've got no intention of anything more than a fantasy
Don't even have to mention, I'd never take that action
Though that skirt you're barely wearing can be quite a big distraction

Sometimes I fantasize what it'd be like to try you on for size
I think about a plan, only for fun; dismiss it out of hand
Out of hand, out of mind
Out of hand, out of mind

In your office down the hall you're bending down to sort cases
Thoughts are tickling my brain and other places
But I shout at them, inside my head, "Just back off!"
They tell me I should hurry home and-

I've got no intention of anything more than a fantasy
Don't even have to mention, I'd never take that action
Though that shirt you're busting out of can be quite a big distraction

Sometimes I fantasize what it'd be like to try you on for size
I think about a plan, only for fun; dismiss it out of hand
Out of hand, out of mind
Out of hand, out of mind

Where does all this come from? Are these feelings necessary?
I cover awkward silence, break my stare away, and cough
"It's really getting hot in here; I think I'll take my jacket off."

I've got no intention of anything more than a fantasy
Don't even have to mention, I'd never take that action
To you it's just your body, but to me it's such distraction

Sometimes I fantasize what it'd be like to try you on for size
I think about a plan, only for fun; dismiss it out of hand
Out of hand, out of mind
Out of hand, out of mind

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from A Dozen Doughnuts For Feeding Thirteen, released June 21, 2012
MM - vocals, synths

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Matt Mayfield St Paul, Minnesota

I quit my day job in 2011 to pursue music. Now I play as a solo act and in several bands in the Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN area. You can also find my Audio Fundamentals Course in the Videos section of my website.

Please send me a message at my site if you have any comments or questions.

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Matt
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