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The Sod Is Always Greener Than The Grass On The Other Side

from Low Cool (2008) by Mark Lesseraux

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The Sod Is Always Greener Than the Grass on the Other Side

The Sod Is Always Greener Than
The Grass on the Other Side
As the monkey flings his dinner plate
And flaunts his family pride
What your neighbor’s got
The thing you so desire
Isn’t half as good
As what the people down the block have

The Sod Is Always Greener Than the Grass On the Other Side
An ape is waving to a fish
Across the great divide
What you think you want
Is simply not as good
As the other things you’ll want
Once you’ve got it


from Low Cool (2008), released February 7, 2008


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Mark Lesseraux New York

Mark’s mother is Irish Catholic. His father was a Russian Jew. In the 2nd grade, Mark veered “off course”… secretly. It is not clear how the "thread" was lost, but it had to do with a botched reading assignment; a chapter in a blue and yellow book left unread. Later, there were 2 nervous system glitches and at least 2 ecstatic dot connecting sessions. Finally, a Need… to sing. ... more

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