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Friday, March 26, 2010

Kiloh Smith Gets His Amp Back & Plays Syd Barrett

I recently got my 500 watt, Soundcraftsman, amp back. This first video is me testing it out with The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett.



This is a previous video of the Village Idiot attempting fix my amp.




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Monday, March 22, 2010

KILOH NEEDS HELP - READ!

kiloh Kiloh needs yer help!

As most of you know, I had my amp & pre-amp worked on by Guitar Electronics in Phoenix, AZ. I have old-school, solid state, stuff. My amp is a 500 watt Soundcraftsman and it’s a dual stereo channel meaning that when I hook four speakers up to it there are 500 watts coming out of each speaker. Its dual stereo; two channels of stereo. It’s a monster.

My pre-amp is a Carver from the same period and it’s a top-end one. I paid almost a thousand dollars for it back in 1987.

Anyway, my system has had “problems” for the last eight years (or so). It had glitches, popping, cutouts, everything. I’d have to do shit like tap the output knob, on one of the stereo channels of the amp, to get it to come on.

I was bummed. I was so fucking bummed that I (about) quit listening to music, Man, my speakers are West German and TOTALLY kick ass. It was such a bummer to listen to music like that and so I (pretty much) quit.

Then the Village Idiot told me that he could fix my amp. I picked up the Village Idiot at the local drug rehab. I use the drug addicts to clean my home on weekend. I hire ‘em, work ‘em real hard, and scream at them when I’m not whispering sobriety in their ears. Anyway, the Village Idiot said that he could fix my amp.

This is a video of the Village Idiot working on my amp:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjVnWbvUT9c

The Village Idiot and I went to Guitar Electronics to buy parts for the amp. After the Village Idiot couldn’t fix my amp, I brought it to Guitar Electronics. They told me that I had a BEAUTIFUL amp and that it would be their pleasure to work on it.

Guess what? It was just dirty is all! They gave it an acid bath and polished it up. They then re-calibrated it. I liked the job so much that I had then do my Carver pre-amp too. That was dirty too.

I then bought 100 feet of Monster Cable speaker wire. I bought expensive, thick and gold-tipped, wires to network all of the components together. The wire that hooks the amp to the pre-amp was almost $300.00.

I then bought two, personal, fans that I hung on the back of the Soundcraftsman amp blowing right onto the aluminum cooling fins. I hooked those fans into a wall socket controlled by a switch on the wall.

I fucking CRANK the music up and flip that switch; my amp stays as cool as a cucumber. I am LOVING LIFE right now. I am like a huge Phoenix rising up with laser beam eyes and a huge, throbbing… bass signal coming out.

It’s fucking GREAT! It is LOUD and 100% CLEAR. I am loving listening to music now. I am loving it.

You guys have sent me about a few hundred CD’s over the last eight years. Most of them were in a box in my closet. I was THAT bummed out. This weekend, I bought 500 discs worth of storage space and I have all of those discs put away in the proper category. I can’t wait to listen to them all!

For the last eight years, the only thing that played 100% on my system was cassettes. Luckily, I had a few thousand cassettes. But shit, this is an entirely different ballgame. This is POWER and CLARITY and I am wailing out!

This is one of the best things that I have done in the last ten years. The guys at Guitar Electronics said to NOT get rid of that amp. I’m glad that I didn’t.

Anyway, I want your help! Think about all of the music that I have helped whore out to you over the last ten years. I helped whore out a lot. You know that I did. I did it all for free too, never seeking one dime. I bitch-slapped whomever I needed to at the time to keep doing it. You all know that I did.

I’m asking for some payback! Help yer old buddy Kiloh with some music. If all of the thousands of you that I whored music out to just made me a couple of CD’s why… Do you see the vision?

By the way, I don’t do MP3, SHN, FLAC, APE any of that. I need WAV CD discs.

I’m seeking old Pink Floyd, Texas Psych, Garage Psych, Blues, Ennnnnnnnnnglish Psychedelic, new stuff (for me) like Jane’s Addiction, Violent Femmes, I need more Velvet Underground, Stooges, MC5, I need lots of psych comps. I need stuff!

Contact me here:
Rokysyd11@yahoo.com

That’s: rokysyd11 @ yahoo . com (remove spaces to mail)

I am LOVING LIFE! I have my own home so I can BLAST IT! Help a brother out!


Kiloh



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Sunday, March 21, 2010

SYD BARRETT DOLLY ROCKER - LYRICAL ANALYSIS BY GEELER FEELER


SYD BARRETT DOLLY ROCKER - LYRICAL ANALYSIS BY GEELER FEELER

"I know a sweet girl she done went out and paid for me done a sweet girl after five we went for tea she seen a dolly rocker she wanna girl she got her"

Well it's kinda' complicated You see. It's all about this dude who's ex-girlfriend is bisexual & meddles when he tries to have some new relationships, which makes all very triangular & quite insane...

"I wanna see her I know I do I love you darling all for you You wanna meet Pearl she's as cute as a squirrel's nut she done seen me said she thought she'd got the lot she's a dolly rocker wanna wait 'til I got her said she know I know we know I do said she gotta see me lonely with you"

Of course I'm just guessing...Syd constantly shifts perspective on Who's talking, which adds to the feeling of a complete haywire situation. The title "Dolly Rocker" is made up to make the kind of sensation the surrealist refered to as "the chance meeting on a operation table of a sewing machine and an umbrella", a quite common feature in the rock business, take Marilyn Manson for instance...(no other comparisons made!)

"Oceans may travel away so long senses in the gravel to see yourself at home nice to be at home"
Even everything is too much, I think it's not only "Pearl" who thinks she'd got the lot. Like a "ships cat somewhere, anywhere" (Lucifer Sam), the poets sails away on oceans of love, too far & "senses in the gravel" longs to get home where the heart is. It's described in an interview with Mick Rock as: "threading the backward path"

"All they'll ever be forever all my life you did see when you got her"

A sense of everything lost forever. A stranded creativity only discovered as a fossil in the left contribution of the artists work. A fading picture of the muse that once was.

"all I know I know I show you baby through your head push to you baby"

And all so very intimate again. Only Syd could easily deliver such lines & get away with it!

"is a dolly rocker
she know what she got her
she seen a dolly rocker
she seen a dolly rocker
Uhhm"


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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Syd Barrett Dark Globe - Lyrical Analysis


SYD BARRETT DARK GLOBE - LYRICAL ANALYSIS BY GEELER FEELER

"Oh where are you now pussy willow that smiled on this leaf when I was alone you promised a stone from your heart"

As Prefab Sprout puts it in "Couldn't Bear To Be Special" (...Oh words are trains, for moving past what really has no name....) & Syd is a master at this. So what is (..pussy willow..)? Well it's neither a cat or a tree. More like a sprouting bud. To me it's the innocence of childhood, forever lost. A fashback of the light green sparkle of the spring of life. (...a stone from your heart...) The stone could be a boulder, but it would fit the concept better if it was a jewel. I'ts very beautifully put. You can read it either way.

"My head kissed the ground I was half the way down treading the sand"

Could it be the head kissing the ground in praise? I would say it's another metaphor for what Syd was & what he became. He was half the way down to the ocean of eternal poetry, but he was stranded. (make comparison to Opel here !). There's a line from an early lyric of It's Obvious that goes: (...stranded I'm wrapping my ears, when her lions ask why...). For more reference of being stranded, also from It's Obvious, (...stranded on the spikes, my blood...)

"please. Please lift a hand I'm only a person whose armbands beads on his hands hang tall"

The poet adresses himself directly: (...Please lift a hand...). He knows too well his arms (read; the creativity) are hanging limp, & he illustrates this with the beads hanging tall on his hands.

"won't you miss me wouldn't you miss me at all ?"

Self explanatory...

"The poppy birds weigh swing twigs coffee brands around brandish a wand with a feathery tong"

This doesn't make much sense to me. It's quite bizarre. I think it's a surreal image, that doesn't need to be explained. It's like a depiction of a dream, & Syd put it in the context not asking why. He was surely free to do so.

"My head kissed the ground..."

It's like the poppy birds bit could have been more coherent, Syd having full contact with his lost muse. Now only a strange throaty chirp of flashing colors & strange things swirling around.

"Please lift a hand I'm only a person with eskimo chain I tattooed my brain all away"

The "eskimo chain" being a chain of reactions leading to Syd's disintegration. (see last verse of Late Night for a reference) "eskimo" refers to the freezing atmoshere. The tattooes are images, like the poppy birds, that makes no sense. Obviuosly caused by LSD.

"won't you miss me wouldn't you miss me at all ?"

Yes I would...


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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Syd Barrett Lyrics Project - Transcriptions

syd barrett lyrics
Find the files for the below information here:
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/madcapslaughing/files/Lyrics%20%28SYD%20BARRETT%29/

SYD BARRETT LYRICS transcribed by David Naughton for Laughing Madcaps

Much credit and many thanks are due to these fine people, without whom this set of transcriptions wouldn't really be much of an improvement over previous versions... for inspiration and support: Paul, Daniel, Victor and Kiloh for contributions: Paul, Chris, Mark, Steve, Bruce, Steve F., Tony, Adrian, John, and others* for additional help: Laughing Madcaps and "earhead where are you?"

* If you don't see your name and you helped, contact me - I know
that several others helped, but we lost the archives so I can't
look to see who I thanked for what. I hope you know who you are!


No attempt was made to represent what any of the lyrics are actually supposed to be, the only concern being to transcribe the recordings as accurately as possible. The search for meanings was also put on hold for the most part, this being seen as one of the major reasons why there are so many outright mistakes in all but a handful of Syd Barrett transcriptions extant. The songs appear in the order in which they were released, with original LP and CD running orders preserved at the expense of singles chronology when neccessary.

Backing vocals are considered to be largely decorative, and while they often do contain additional lyrics or variations both intentional and accidental, they have not been transcribed in the interest of clarity. Such additional lyrics are usually either quite obvious (the repeated
'doctor doctor' in "Stethoscope"), or painfully obscure (double-speed vocals singing 'sitting fat tat tat' in "Scream Thy Last Scream").

There are a total of 48 different song lyrics and 41 variations. The song "Waving My Arms In The Air/I Never Lied To You" is listed as one two-part song and not as two separate songs, because they never appear as separate entities except on some cheap compilations. Syd's spoken section from the song "No Man's Land" was not transcribed because it is mostly inaudible, which fact also largely negates its impact and function as real lyrics. If a particular version of any song is not included here, either I don't have access to it, or no variation from a previous version could be found in it (or it didn't have lyrics).

The last 3 songs in the main text file and the final 22 variations are still unreleased as of this writing. These unreleased songs appear in the order in which they have been assembled on "Have You Got It Yet?", the Laughing Madcaps collection of unreleased Syd Barrett material.

This transcription only contains known recordings of songs, because if it isn't known to me, I can't transcribe it (sorry, no "Millionaire"). Also of possible interest are the lyrics of songs that Syd is known to have appeared on but is not known to have written. This text includes 10 songs and 4 variations, the last 5 of which are unreleased.

Syd Barrett lyrics:
ARNOLD LAYNE
CANDY AND A CURRANT BUN
SEE EMILY PLAY
ASTRONOMY DOMINE
LUCIFER SAM
MATILDA MOTHER
FLAMING
THE GNOME
CHAPTER 24
SCARECROW
BIKE
APPLES AND ORANGES
JUGBAND BLUES
TERRAPIN
NO GOOD TRYING
LOVE YOU
NO MAN'S LAND
DARK GLOBE
HERE I GO
OCTOPUS
LONG GONE
SHE TOOK A LONG COLD LOOK
FEEL
IF IT'S IN YOU
LATE NIGHT
BABY LEMONADE
LOVE SONG
DOMINOES
IT IS OBVIOUS
RATS
MAISIE
GIGOLO AUNT
WAVING MY ARMS IN THE AIR/I NEVER LIED TO YOU
WINED AND DINED
WOLFPACK
EFFERVESCING ELEPHANT
OPEL
CLOWNS AND JUGGLERS
DOLLY ROCKER
WORD SONG
SWAN LEE (SILAS LANG)
BIRDIE HOP
LET'S SPLIT
MILKY WAY
BOB DYLAN BLUES
LUCY LEAVE
SCREAM THY LAST SCREAM
VEGETABLE MAN

Syd Barrett lyrics VARIATIONS:
TERRAPIN (from "The Peel Sessions")
GIGOLO AUNT (from "The Peel Sessions")
BABY LEMONADE (from "The Peel Sessions")
WINED AND DINED (from "Opel")
WOULDN'T YOU MISS ME (DARK GLOBE)
OCTOPUS (Take 2)
NO GOOD TRYING (Take 5)
LOVE YOU (Take 1)
LOVE YOU (Take 3)
SHE TOOK A LONG COLD LOOK AT ME (Take 4)
WAVING MY ARMS IN THE AIR/I NEVER LIED TO YOU (Take 1)
LOVE SONG (Take 1)
DOMINOES (Take 1)
DOMINOES (Take 2)
IT IS OBVIOUS (Take 2)
GIGOLO AUNT (Take 9)
IT IS OBVIOUS (Take 5)
IT IS OBVIOUS (Take 5)
EFFERVESCING ELEPHANT (Take 2)
BABY LEMONADE (from 2-16-71 BBC)
DOMINOES (from 2-16-71 BBC)
LOVE SONG (from 2-16-71 BBC)
CANDY AND A CURRANT BUN (early version)
FLAMING (from 9-25-67 BBC)
THE GNOME (from 9-25-67 BBC)
MATILDA MOTHER (from 9-25-67 BBC)
VEGETABLE MAN (from 12-20-67 BBC)
SCREAM THY LAST SCREAM (from 12-20-67 BBC)
ARNOLD LAYNE (from 9-13-67 Copenhagen)
MATILDA MOTHER (from 9-13-67 Copenhagen)
SCREAM THY LAST SCREAM (from 9-13-67 Copenhagen)
OLD WOMAN WITH A CASKET (from 11-13-67 Rotterdam)
SWAN LEE (4-10-69 alternate version)
LOVE YOU (4-11-69 take 2)
LONG GONE (7-26-69 take 2)
DARK GLOBE (7-26-69 alternate version)
MAISIE (2-26-70 take 2)
TERRAPIN (from 6-6-70 London)
GIGOLO AUNT (from 6-6-70 London)
EFFERVESCING ELEPHANT (from 6-6-70 London)
OCTOPUS (from 6-6-70 London)

other Syd Barrett-related lyrics:
TAKE UP THY STETHOSCOPE AND WALK (by Roger Waters)
PAINT BOX (by Richard Wright)
REMEMBER A DAY (by Richard Wright)
SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN (by Roger Waters)
GOLDEN HAIR (by James Joyce)
TWO OF A KIND (from "The Peel Sessions")
GOLDEN HAIR (from "Opel")
GOLDEN HAIR (Take 5)
RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE (by Kevin Ayers)
KING BEE (by James Moore)
MATILDA MOTHER (from 1-20-67 UFO)
SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN (from 9-25-67 BBC)
ONE IN A MILLION (from 9-13-67 Copenhagen)
SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN (from 11-13-67 Rotterdam)

ARNOLD LAYNE

Arnold Layne
had a strange hobby
collecting clothes
moonshine washing line
they suit him fine

On the wall hung a tall mirror
distorted view
see through baby blue
he dug it

Oh Arnold Layne is not the same
it takes two to know
two to know two to know two to know
why can't you see

Arnold Layne Arnold Layne Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne

Now he's caught
a nasty sort of person
they gave him time
doors bang chain gang
he hates it

Oh Arnold Layne is not the same
takes two to know
two to know two to know two to know
why can't you see

Arnold Layne Arnold Layne Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne don't do it again


CANDY AND A CURRANT BUN

Oh my girl sitting in the sun
go buy candy and a currant bun
I like to see you run
lick that

Ooh don't talk to me
please just walk with me
please you know I'm feeling frail

It's true sun shining very bright
it's you I'm gonna love tonight
ice cream tastes good in the afternoon
ice cream tastes good if you eat it soon

Ooh don't touch me child
please you know you drive me wild
please you know I'm feeling frail

Don't try another cat oh well
don't go alot off that
you must know I'm very very very frail

Oh my girl sitting in the sun
go buy candy and a currant bun
I like to see you run
lick that


SEE EMILY PLAY

Emily tries but misunderstands
she's often inclined to borrow
somebody's dreams 'til tomorrow

There is no other day
let's try it another way
you'll lose your mind and play
free games for May see Emily play

Soon after dark Emily cries
gazing through trees in sorrow
hardly a sound 'til tomorrow

There is no other day
let's try it another way
you'll lose your mind and play
free games for May see Emily play

Put on a gown that touches the ground
float on a river forever and ever Emily

There is no other day
let's try it another way
you'll lose your mind and play
free games for May see Emily play


ASTRONOMY DOMINE

Lime and limpid green a second scene
the fights between the blue you once knew
floating down the sound resounds
around the icy waters underground
Jupiter and Saturn
Oberon Miranda and Titania
Neptune Titan stars can frighten

Blinding signs flap
flicker flicker flicker blam pow pow
stairway scare Dan Dare who's there

Lime and limpid green the sound
surrounds the icy waters under
lime and limpid green the sound
surrounds the icy waters underground


LUCIFER SAM

Lucifer Sam siam cat
always sitting by your side
always by your side
that cat's something I can't explain

Jennifer gentle you're a witch
you're the left side he's the right side
oh no
that cat's something I can't explain

Lucifer going to sea
be a hip cat be a ship's cat
somewhere anywhere
that cat's something I can't explain

Night prowling sifting sand
padding around on the ground he'll be found
when you're around
that cat's something I can't explain


MATILDA MOTHER

There was a king who ruled the land
his majesty was in command
with silver eyes the scarlet eagle
showered silver on the people
oh mother tell me more

Why'd you have to leave me there
hanging in my infant air waiting
you only have to read the lines
of scribbly black and everything shines

Across the stream with wooden shoes
bells to tell the king the news
a thousand misty riders climb up
higher once upon a time

Wondering and dreaming
the words had different meaning
yes they did

For all the time spent in that room
the doll's house darkness old perfume
and fairy stories held me high
on clouds of sunlight floating by
oh mother tell me more
tell me more


FLAMING

Alone in the clouds all blue
lying on an eiderdown
yippee you can't see me but I can you

Lazing in the foggy dew
sitting on a unicorn
no fear you can't hear me but I can you

Watching buttercups cup the light
sleeping on a dandelion
too much I won't touch you but then I might

Swimming through the starlit skies
traveling by telephone
hey ho here we go ever so high

Alone in the clouds all blue
lying on an eiderdown
yippee you can't see me but I can you


THE GNOME

I want to tell you a story
'bout a little man if I can
a gnome named Grimble Crumble
and little gnomes stay in their homes
eating sleeping drinking their wine

He wore a scarlet tunic
a blue green hood it looked quite good
he had a big adventure
amidst the grass fresh air at last
wining dining biding his time

And then one day hooray
another way for gnomes to say
ooh my

Look at the sky look at the river
isn't it good
look at the sky look at the river
isn't it good

Winding finding places to go

And then one day hooray
another way for gnomes to say
ooh my ooh my


CHAPTER 24

A movement is accomplished in six stages
and the seventh brings return
for seven is the number of the young light
it forms when darkness is increased by one

Change return success
going and coming without error
action brings good fortune
sunset

The time is with the month of winter solstice
when the change is due to come
thunder in the Earth a course of heaven
things cannot be destroyed once and for all

Change return success
going and coming without error
action brings good fortune
sunset sunrise

A movement is accomplished in six stages
and the seventh brings return
for seven is the number of the young light
it forms when darkness is increased by one

Change return success
going and coming without error
action brings good fortune
sunset sunrise sunrise sunrise


SCARECROW

The black and green scarecrow
as everyone knows
stood with a bird on his hat
and straw everywhere he didn't care
he stood in a field where barley grows

His head did no thinking
his arms didn't move
except when the wind cut up rough
and mice ran around on the ground
he stood in a field where barley grows

The black and green scarecrow
was sadder than me
but now he's resigned to his fate
'cause life's not unkind he doesn't mind
he stood in a field where barley grows


BIKE

I've got a bike you can ride it if you like
it's got a basket a bell that rings
and things to make it look good
I'd give it to you if I could
but I borrowed it

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything everything if you want thing

I've got a cloak it's a bit of a joke
there's a tear up the front
it's red and black i've had it for months
if you think it could look good then I guess it should

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything everything if you want thing

I know a mouse and he hasn't got a house
I don't know why I call him Gerald
he's getting rather old but he's a good mouse

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything everything if you want thing

I've got a clan of gingerbread men
here a man there a man
lots of gingerbread men
take a couple if you wish there on the dish

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything everything if you want thing

I know a room of musical tunes
some rhyme some jing
most of them are clockwork
let's go into the other room and make them work


APPLES AND ORANGES

Got a flip-top pack of cigarettes in your pocket
feeling good at the top shopping in shops
she's walking in the sunshine town feeling very cool
at the butchers and the bakers and the supermarket stores
getting everything she wants from the supermarket stores

Apples and oranges apples and oranges

Cornering neatly she trips up sweetly to meet the people
she's on time again and then
I catch it by the eye then I stop and have to think
what a funny thing to do 'cuz I'm feeling very pink

Apples and oranges apples and oranges

I love she she loves me
see you see you see you

Apples and oranges apples and oranges
apples oranges apples oranges apples oranges

Thought you might like to know
I'm her lorry driver man
she's on the run
down by the riverside
feeding ducks in the afternoon tide

Apples and oranges apples and oranges
apples and oranges


JUGBAND BLUES

It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here
and I'm most obliged to you for making it clear that I'm not here
and I never knew the moon could be so big
and I never knew the moon could be so blue
and I'm grateful that you threw away my old shoes
and brought me here instead dressed in red
and I'm wondering who could be writing this song

I don't care if the sun don't shine
and I don't care if nothing is mine
and I don't care if I'm nervous with you
I'll do my loving in the winter

And the sea isn't green
and I love the queen
and what exactly is a dream
and what exactly is a joke


TERRAPIN

I really love you and I mean you
the star above you crystal blue
well oh baby my hair's on end about you

I wouldn't see you and I love to
I fly above you yes I do
well oh baby my hair's on end about you

Floating bumping noses dodge a tooth
the fins illuminous
fangs all 'round the clam is dark
below the boulders hiding
all the sunlight's good for us
'cuz we're the fishes and all we do
a move about is all we do
well oh baby my hair's on end about you

Floating bumping noses dodge a tooth
the fins illuminous
fangs all 'round the clam is dark
below the boulders hiding
all the sunlight's good for us
'cuz we're the fishes and all we do
the move about is all we do
well oh baby my hair's on end about you

I really love you and I mean you
the star above you crystal blue
well oh baby my hair's on end about you


NO GOOD TRYING

It's no good trying to place your hand
where I can't see because I understand
that you're different from me
yes I can tell that you can't be what you pretend
and you're rocking backwards
and you're rocking towards
the red and yellow mane of a stallion horse

It's no good trying to hold your love
where I can't see because I understand
that you're different from me
yes I can tell that you can't be what you pretend
a caterpillar hood won't cover the head
of you know you should be home in bed

It's no good holding a sequined fan
where I can't see because I understand
that you're different from me
yes I can tell that you can't be what you pretend
yes you're spinning around and around in a car
with electric lights flashing very fast


LOVE YOU

Honey love you honey
little honey fun day sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Oh you dig it
had to smile just an hour or so
are we in love like I think we be
it ain't a long rhyme it took ages to think
I think I'll hurl it in the water baby

Honey love you honey
little honey fun day sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Flaking you are a nice little one
to put it all around
it's just good I like it
hey hey hey
s'pose some time that day
would be swingin' along over across to me

Honey love you honey
little honey fun day sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Good time rocker woman
we'll stray our pieces
little creepy we shine
so sleepy so whoopee
that's how you look

Honey love you honey
little honey funny sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening


NO MAN'S LAND

You would hold your head up high
you even try
you would hold another hand
oh understand

They even see me under coal
we under all we awful awful crawl
to hear my are don't see me cry

Just searching you even try
I can make you smile
if it's there will you go there too
when I live I die

They even see me under coal
we under all we awful awful crawl
because of you to see me be


DARK GLOBE

Oh where are you now
pussy willow that smiled on this leaf
when I was alone
you promised a stone from your heart

My head kissed the ground
I was half the way down
treading the sand
please

Please lift a hand I'm only a person
whose armbands beads on his hands hang tall
won't you miss me
wouldn't you miss me at all

The poppy birds way
swing twigs coffee brands around
brandish a wand with a feathery tong

My head kissed the ground
I was half the way down
treading the sand
please please

Please lift a hand
I'm only a person
with eskimo chain
I tattooed my brain all away
won't you miss me
wouldn't you miss me at all


HERE I GO

This is a story 'bout a girl that I knew
she didn't like my songs and that made me feel blue
she said a big band is far better than you

She don't rock 'n' roll she don't like it
she don't do the stroll well she don't do it right
well everything's wrong and my patience was gone
when I woke one morning and remembered this song
kinda catchy
I hope that she will talk to me now
and even allow me to hold her hand
and forget the old band

I strolled around to her pad
her light was off and that's bad
her sister said that my girl was gone
but come inside boy and play play play me a song

I said yeah here I go
she's kinda cute doncha know that
after a while of seeing her smile
I knew we could make it
or make it in style

So now I've got all I need
she and I are in love we've agreed
she likes this song and my others too
so now you see my world is

Because of this tune what a boon this tune
I tell you soon we'll be lying in bed happily wed
and I won't think of that girl or what she said


OCTOPUS

Trip to heave and ho up down to and fro
you have no word
trip trip to a dream dragon
hide your wings in a ghost tower
sails cackling at every plate we break
was cracked by scattered needles
little mini gong coughs and clears his throat
madam you see before you stand
hey ho never be still
the old original favorite grand
and grasshopper's green herbarian band
and the tune they play is in us confide
so they trip to heave and ho up down to and fro
you have no word
please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

Isn't it good to be lost in the wood
isn't it bad so quiet there in the wood
meant even less to me than I thought
with a honey plough of yellow prickly seeds
clover honey pots a mystic shining plead

Well the mad cat laughed at the man on the border
hey ho Huff the Talbot
cheetah he jump shot a kangaroo
so true in their tree they cried
please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

Please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

The mad cat laughed at the man on the border
hey ho Huff the Talbot
the winds they blew and the leaves did wag
but they'll never put me in their bag
the seas will reach and always seep
so high you go so low you creep
the wind it blows in tropical heat
the drones they throng on mossy seats
the squeaking door will always creak
two up two down will never meet
so merrily trip and good my side
please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride


LONG GONE

She was long gone long long gone
she was gone gone the bigger they come
the larger her hand 'til no one understand
why for so long she'd been gone

And I stood very still by the window sill
and I wondered for those I love still
I cried in my mind where I stand behind
the beauty of those in her eyes

She was long gone long long gone
she was gone gone the bigger they come
the larger her hand 'til no one understand
why for so long she'd been gone

And I borrowed a page from a leopard's cage
and I prowled in the evening sun's glaze
her head lifted high to the light in the sky
the opening door on her face

She was long gone long long gone
she was gone gone the bigger they come
the larger her hand 'til no one understand
why for so long she'd been gone

And I stood very still by the window sill
and I wondered for those I love still
I cried in my mind where I stand behind
the beauty of those in her eyes

She was long gone long long gone


SHE TOOK A LONG COLD LOOK

She took a long cool look at me
and smiled and gazed all over my arm
she loves to see me get down to ground
she hasn't time just to be with me

Her face between all she means to be
to be extreme just to be extreme
a broken pier on the wavy sea
she wonders why for she wants to see

But I got up and I stomped around
and hid the piece where the trees touch the ground

The end of truth that lay out the time
spent lazing here on a painting green
her mile and more in a foreign clime
to see farther inside of me

And looking high up into the sky
I breathe as the water streams over me


FEEL

You feel me
away far too empty oh so alone
I want to go home
oh find me inside of a nocturne the blonde
how I love you to be by my side they wail
the crowd on her side
she straggled a bridge by the water

She misses her craw
barley grew
heady aside in a dell
inside an ivy the lonely one my bride
how I leave on the waddling wheel they hail
A gasp shringing a bad bells ringing
the angel the daughter

You feel me
away far too empty oh so alone
I want to come home
oh find me inside of a nocturne the blonde
how I love you to be by my side they wail
the crowd on her side
she straggled a bridge by the water


IF IT'S IN YOU

Yes I'm thinking of this yes I am
puddle town Tom was the underground
hold you tight you're so close yes you are
please hold on to the steel rail

Colonel with gloves drafts leeches
he isn't love on Sunday's mail
all the fives crock Henrietta
she's a mean go getter
got to write her a letter

Did I wink did I winking of this I am
yom yummy yam dome yummy yam yoom yom
yes I'm thinking of this in steam
skeleton kissed her steel rail

Fleas in Pamela gloves drafts leeches
chugging along with a funnel of steam
all the fives crock Henrietta
she's a mean go getter
got to write her a letter


LATE NIGHT

When I woke up today and you weren't there to play
then I wanted to be with you
when you showed me your eyes whispered low of the skies
then I wanted to stay with you

Inside me I feel alone and unreal
and the way you kiss will always be
a very special thing to me

When I lay still at night seeing stars high and light
then I wanted to be with you
when the rooftops shone dark all alone saw a spark
spark of love just to stay with you

Inside me I feel alone and unreal
and the way you kiss will always be
a very special thing to me

If I mention your name turn around on a chain
then the sky opens out for you
when we grew very tall when I saw you so small
then I wanted to stay with you

Inside me I feel alone and unreal
and the way you kiss will always be
a very special thing to me


BABY LEMONADE

In the sad town cold iron hands
clap the party of clowns outside
rain falls in grey far away
please please baby lemonade

In the evening sun going down
when the earth streams in in the morning
send a cage through the post
make your name like a ghost
please please baby lemonade

I'm screaming I met you this way
you're nice to me like ice
in a clock they sent through a washing machine
come around make it soon so alone
please please baby lemonade

In the sad town cold iron hands
clap the party of clowns outside
rain falls in grey far away
please please baby lemonade

In the evening sun going down
when the earth streams in in the morning
send a cage through the post
make your name like a ghost
please please baby lemonade


LOVE SONG

I knew a girl and I like her still
she said she knew she would trust me and I her will
I said ok baby tell me what you be
and I'll lay my head down and see what I see
by the time she was back by her open eyes
I knew that I was in for a big surprise

I knew a girl and I like her still
she said she knew she would trust me and I her will
I said ok baby tell me what you be
and I'll lay my head down and see what I see
by the time she was back by her open eyes
I knew that I was in for a bigger surprise


DOMINOES

It's an idea someday
in my tears my dreams
don't you want to see her proof
life that comes of no harm
you and I
you and I and dominoes
the day goes by

You and I in place
wasting time on dominoes
a day so dark so warm
life that comes of no harm
you and I and dominoes
time goes by

Fireworks and heat someday
cold a shell a stick or play
overheard a lark today
losing when my mind's astray
don't you want to know
with your pretty hair
stretch out your hand to glad fields
in an echo for your way

It's an idea someday
in my tears my dreams
don't you want to see her proof
life that comes of no harm
you and I and dominoes
the day goes by


IT IS OBVIOUS

It is obvious may I say oh baby
that it is found on another plane
yes I can creep into cupboards
sleep in the hall

Your stars my stars are simple cot bars
only an impulse pie in the sky
mumma listen dolly drift over your mind holly
creep into bed when your head's on the ground
she held a torch on the porch and she winked an eye

Reason it is written on the brambles
found it on the spikes my blood red oh listen
remember those times I could call
through the clear daytime
and you'd be there

Braver and braver a handkerchief waver
the louder your lips to a loud hailer
growing to gather the good of each other
the wandering stumbling fumbling rumbling
mind shot together our mind shot together

So equally over a valley a hill
wooden quarry stood
each of us crying
a velvet curtain of grey
marked the blanket where sparrows play

And the trees by the waving corn stranded
my legs moved the last empty inches to you
the softness the warmth and the weather in suspense
mock to a grog
the scar of white chalk
mind shot together our mind shot together


RATS

Got it hid down
spot knock inside a spider
says that's love yeah yeah yeah yeah
that's love yeah yeah yeah yeah

Says that's love all know it
TV teeth feed peace feel it
that's love yeah yeah yeah yeah
that's love yeah yeah yeah yeah

Pack the fall that brings me to
I like the fall that brings me to
make a cord around sinew
I make a cord around sinew
duck the way tin east is less
tea craving of the metal west
hell tomorrow's rain and test
hell tomorrow's rain and test
love an empty son and guess
love an empty son and guess
dimples dangerous and blessed

Heaving and arriving tinkling
mingling jet and statuette
seething wet we meeting fleck
seething wet we meeting fleck
lines and winds and fib and half
of each fair day I give you half
of each fair day I give you half
I look into your eyes and you
flayed in the sun for you

Gun spackle tactile engine
heaving crackle stinky
gone in roofy wham
I'll have them dried
blow broken jardy cardy
smoocho mucho packy puddle
sploshette moxy very smelly
cable gables mintra channel dock
the seam is taken off

Rats rats lay down flat
we don't need you we act like that
and if you think you're unloved then we know about that
rats rats lay down flat
yes yes yes yes lay down flat


MAISIE

Maisie Maisie Maisie

Bad luck bride of a bull
strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light
Maisie

His luminous grin put her in a spin

Maisie lay in the hall
with diamonds and emeralds
Maisie Maisie

Bad luck the bride of a bull
strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light
his luminous grin put her in a spin

Maisie
lay in the hall with her emeralds
and diamond brooch
beyond reproach

Bad luck bride of a bull
strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light
Maisie


GIGOLO AUNT

Grooving around in a trench coat with a satin entrail
seems to be all around it tin and lead pale we pale
jiving on down to the beach to see the blue and the grey
seems to be all on it's rosy it's a beautiful day

Will you please keep on the track 'cuz I almost want you back
'cuz I know what you are you are a gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt
yes I know what you are you are a gigolo aunt
you're a gigolo aunt

Heading on down with the light the dust in your way
she was angrier there than her water shell male
life to this love to me heading me down to me
thunder birch ale
seems to be all on it's rosy it's a beautiful day

Will you please keep on the track 'cuz I almost want you back
'cuz I know what you are you are a gigolo aunt
you're a gigolo aunt
yes I know what you are you are a gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt

Grooving on down in a knapsack superlative day
some wish she move a chance as she came move jivin' away
she made the scene should have been superlative day
everything's all on it's rosy it's a beautiful day

Will you please keep on the track 'cuz I almost want you back
'cuz I know what you are you are a gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt
yes I know what you are you are a gigolo aunt
you're a gigolo aunt


WAVING MY ARMS IN THE AIR/I NEVER LIED TO YOU

Waving my arms in the air
love my love got no care
no care no no
pressing my feet to the ground
stand up right where you stand
call to you and what do you do
laying back in a chair

She's so high on the air
she's so high on the air
half and half half and half
all you have to do to call
is hold her hand stand awhile
and a smile and we'll understand
yes we do yes yes we do

Oh what a girl I got too
oh what a girl I got too
with a slinky look she held a tie to her hair
looked at sea everywhere
no one in the land no one
no one in the land no one

When it rains on Saturday
cats and dogs in the hay
stormy day hey hey
and you shouldn't try to be what you can't be
you shouldn't try to be what you can't be
call to you and what do you do

There will be shoulder pressing in the hall
and I won't know if you're here at all
there will be wine and drinking in the yard
there won't be anybody very hard
there will be lots of things that we can do
and all and more will be for you

Everything I knew I tried with you
but everything to you was never easy
so I went ahead around my world
I saw the things you do
arriving by your side to see you looking too
but I know this I know
I never lied to you

It's been just like you're gone for just one day
for so long it's been so hard to bear with you not there
but though I think of you
the things you do when I'm with you
to be with you to be alone
can only be why I am here
what's meant to be


WINED AND DINED

Wined and dined
oh it seemed just like a dream
girl was so kind
kinda love I'd never seen

Only last summer
it's not so long ago
just last summer
now musk winds blow

Wined and dined
oh it seemed just like a dream
girl was so kind
kinda love I'd never seen

Wined and dined
oh it seemed just like a dream
girl was so kind
kinda love I'd never seen

Chalk underfoot
long nave ash of blue
dancing in heat
our love and you

Wined and dined
oh it seemed just like a dream
girl was so kind
kinda love I'd never seen


WOLFPACK

Howling the pack in formation appear
diamonds and clubs
light misted fog
the dead
waving us back in formation
the pack in formation

Bowling they backs is as a group
and the leader is seen
so early the pack on their backs
the fighters
misty the waving
the pack in formation
far reaching waves
on sight John rides
I lay as if in surround
all enmeshing hovering
the milder I gaze
all the animals laying trail
beyond the far winds
all the reflecting electricity eyes
tears
the life that was ours grows sharper and stronger
away and beyond
short wheeling fresh spring
gripped with blanched bones
moaned magnesium proverbs and sobs

Howling the pack in formation appear
diamonds and clubs
light misted fog
the dead
waving us back in formation
the pack in formation


EFFERVESCING ELEPHANT

An effervescing elephant
with tiny eyes and great big trunk
once whispered to the tiny ear
the ear of one inferior
that by next June he'd die oh yeah
because the tiger would roam
the little one said oh my goodness
I must stay at home
and every time I hear a growl
I'll know the tiger's on the prowl
and I'll be really safe you know
the elephant he told me so
everyone was nervy oh yeah
and the message was spread
to zebra mongoose and the dirty hippopotamus
who wallowed in the mud and chewed
his spicy hippo plankton food
and tended to ignore the word
preferring to survey a herd
of stupid water bison oh yeah
and all the jungle took fright
and ran around for all the day and the night
but all in vain because you see
the tiger came and said to me
you know I wouldn't hurt not one of you
I'd much prefer something to chew
and you're all too scant oh yeah
he ate the elephant


OPEL

On a distant shore miles from land
stands the ebony totem in ebony sand
a dream in a mist of grey
on a far distant shore

The pebble that stood alone
and driftwood lies half buried
warm shallow water sweeps shells
so the cockles shine

A bare winding carcass stark
shimmers as flies scoop up meat
an empty way
dry tears

Crisp flax squeaks
tall reeds make a circle of grey
in a summer way around man
soot on ground

I'm trying I'm trying
to find you to find you

I'm living I'm giving
to find you to find you

I'm living I'm living
I'm trying I'm giving


CLOWNS AND JUGGLERS

Trip to heave and ho up down to and fro
you have no word
trip trip to a dream dragon
hide your wings in a ghost tower
sails cackling at every plate we break
was cracked by scattered needles
the little minute gong coughs and clears his throat
madam you see before you stand
hey ho never be still
the old original favorite grand
grasshopper's green herbarian band
and the tune they play is in us confide
so trip to heave and ho up down to and fro
you have no word
please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

Isn't it good to be lost in the wood
isn't it bad so quiet there in the woods
meant even less to me than I thought
with a honey plough of yellow prickly seeds
clover honey pot mystic shining feed

The mad cat laughed at the man on the border
hey ho Huff the Talbot
the winds they blew and the leaves did wag
and they'll never put me in their bag
the raging seas will always seep
so high you go so low you creep
the wind it blows in tropical heat
the drones they throng on mossy seats
the squeaking door will always squeak
two up two down will never meet
please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

Please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride


DOLLY ROCKER

I know a sweet girl
she done went out and paid for me
done a sweet girl
after five we went for tea
she seen a dolly rocker
she wanna girl she got her
I wanna see her I know I do
I love you darling all for you

You wanna meet Pearl
she's as cute as a squirrel's nut
she done seen me
said she thought she'd got the lot
she's a dolly rocker
wanna wait 'til I got her
said she no I know we know I do
said she gotta see me lonely with you

Oceans may travel away so long
senses in the gravel to see yourself at home
nice to be at home

All they'll ever be forever
all my life you did see when you got her
all I know I know I show you baby
through your head push to you baby
is a dolly rocker
she know what she got her
she seen a dolly rocker
she seen a dolly rocker


WORD SONG

Stained glaucous glycerine goal
goat plover gold local stocks
type food wild national lake
flag valve gyroscope
sect heat helium leg fair
state invention medieval
refraction faction alter action
hunter interest bullock market

Loads liquids eon eaters jaws
jungle main signal knives kitchen
ingot lovey mirror mould miocine moat
poppy rubber radar rags sugar teak
silver poke tin beetroot carrot
ebony fruit copper silk

Park distant pygmy hid pack
timber pudding straw raindrop
spattering ran chameleon prairie
pods trigger museum scale square
ultra pot of map vent volcano vein
wreck tactic tidal arches valley
hand inflect impression loon last
molten you gamma meeting lighting
signal island oral coal


SWAN LEE (SILAS LANG)

Swan Lee got up at the Running Foot pow-wow
padded from the fire to his waiting canoe
Chattering Squaw untied the wigwam door
the chief blew smoke rings two by two

The land in silence stands

Swan Lee his boat by the bank in the darkness
loosened the rope in the creek was entwined
a feather from the wing of a wild young eagle
pointed to the land where his fortune he'd find

The land in silence stands

Swan Lee paddled on from the land of his fathers
his eyes scanned the undergrowth on either side
from the shore hung a hot heavy creature infested tropic
Swan Lee had a bow by his side

The land in silence stands

Swan Lee kept home half on land half on water
grizzly bear and raccoon his fare
he followed his ears to the great water fall
for Swan Lee knew people and his squaw was there

The land in silence stands

Suddenly the rush of the mighty great thunder
confronted Swan Lee as his song he sang
in the dawn with his squaw he was paddling homewards
it was all written down by long Silas Lang

The land in silence stands
the land in silence stands
the land in silence stands


BIRDIE HOP

Birdie hop he do he hop along
a loney bird upon
a window there he he
there he blow a windy snow
he knew the snow I know the snow
a hoppy bird
the antelope ride around a parasol
just to see if he's a man enough
to meet you in the sandpit
on a flying kind of sighing
in a meddlesome bay
you know the way
I see the flies

She's a little kite
the sort you think you might
like to fire and like a kite
you get to see her every night
you know the way
she's only paving her way
Ektachrome plane
I see the flies

Birdie hop he do he hop along
a loney bird upon
a window there he he
there he blow the windy snow
he know the snow a hoppy bird
a camel woke up to a Polish dawn
wouldn't look to see his feet had gone
he wouldn't like it
wouldn't have the strength to fight it
I see the flies

I'm the only bird a little third
I lost a quarter had a yearning
to be earning just a dollar a day
and in a way you shouldn't like it
Ektachrome plane
I see the flies


LET'S SPLIT

Everything about
about to go out
me out you out
yes and everything is out
about out
out out out out out out
let's split
I'm telling you this is it

Everything down
in hound hound hound
back down down down
even everything is down
abound in down
down round down down pound
let's split
tellin' you this is it

Nobody is right tonight
night height night tight
it it isn't right
me out you out
and everything is out
out out out out out out
let's split


MILKY WAY

What do you ever say today
when you're in the Milky Way
oh tell me please
just to give you a squeeze
if I met you
I told you what to do
seems a while since I could smile
the way you do

How many times if I try if I may
when you're in the Milky Way
half of your time beside me only
atmosphere the singular rays
by heats and wet
seems a while since I could smile
the way you do ooh

What can anyone mean to you
standing in the Milky Way
take life easy I mean so easy
why so empty I told you
I can tell you what to do
when I hold you and I tell you I love you
I feel the time way you do

Give a gasp of life today
when you're in the Milky Way
oh try to please
knock on wood of the trees
glad you mold you mold you and hold you
means five miles in every way for you


BOB DYLAN BLUES

Got the Bob Dylan blues and the Bob Dylan shoes
and my clothes and my hair's in a mess
but you know I just couldn't care less

Gonna write me a song 'bout what's right and what's wrong
'bout God and my girl and all that
quiet while I make like a cat

'Cuz I'm a poet doncha know it
and the wind you can blow it
'cuz I'm Mr. Dylan the king
and I'm free as a bird on the wing

Roam from town to town guess I get people down
but I don't care too much about that
'cuz my gut and my wallet are fat

Make a whole lotta dough but I deserve it though
I got soul and a good heart of gold
so I'll sing about war in the cold

'Cuz I'm a poet doncha know it
and the wind you can blow it
'cuz I'm Mr. Dylan the king
and I'm free as a bird on the wing

Well I sings about dreams and I rhymes it with seems
'cause it seems that my dream always means
that I can prophesy all kinds of things

Well the guy that digs me should try hard to see
that he buys all my discs and a hat
and when I'm in town go see that

'Cuz I'm a poet doncha know it
and the wind you can blow it
'cuz I'm Mr. Dylan the king
and I'm free as a bird on the wing


LUCY LEAVE

Leave when I ask you to leave Lucy
please fall away from me Lucy
oh go little girl

Seein' as I'm so broken up about you Lucy
mean treating me has done me harm Lucy
bein' in love with you and your charms Lucy
oh go little girl

I'm in love with you Lucy
you got my heart you got my heart oh no
you tear me apart you just won't let me go
you hold on so tight so tight I just can't breathe
now Lucy leave Lucy

Leave when I ask you to leave little girl
please fall away from me little girl
yeah go little girl
seein' as I'm so broke up about you Lucy
yeah go


SCREAM THY LAST SCREAM

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket
blam blam your pointers point your pointers
waddle with apples to crunchy Mrs. Stores
she'll be scrubbing bubbles on all fours
scream thy last scream old woman with a casket

Fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter
flat tops up houses mouses houses
brittle and tittle and sitting fat fat
watching the telly 'til all hours telly time
fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket
blam blam your pointers point your pointers
waddle with apples to crunchy Mrs. Stores
she'll be scrubbing bubbles on all fours
scream thy last scream old woman with a casket


VEGETABLE MAN

In yellow shoes I get the blues
though I walk the streets with my plastic feet
with blue velvet trousers makes me feel pink
there's a kind of stink about blue velvet trousers
in my paisley shirt I look a jerk
and my turquoise waistcoat is quite out of sight
but oh oh my haircut looks so bad
vegetable man where are you

So I change my gear and I find my knees
and I cover them up with the latest cut
and my pants and socks are bought in a box
it don't take long to buy nylon socks
the watch black watch
my watch with a black face
and a date in a little hole
and all the lot is what I got
it's what I wear it's what you see
it must be me it's what I am
vegetable man where are you

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
oh I've been looking all over the place
for the place for me
but it ain't anywhere
it just ain't anywhere

Vegetable man vegetable man
vegetable man vegetable man
vegetable man vegetable man

He's the kind of fella you just gotta see if you can
vegetable man

TERRAPIN (from "The Peel Sessions")

I really love you and I mean you
the star above you crystal blue
well oh baby my hair's on end about you

I wouldn't see you and I love to
I fly above you yes I do
well oh baby my hair's on end about you

Floating bumping noses dodge a tooth
the fins illuminous
fangs all 'round the clam is dark
below the boulders hiding
all the sunlight's good for us
'cuz we're the fishes and all we do
a move around is all we do
well oh baby my hair's on end about you

I really love you and I mean you
the star above you crystal blue
well oh baby my hair's on end about you


GIGOLO AUNT (from "The Peel Sessions")

Grooving on down in a trench coat with a satin entrail
seems to be all around in tin and lead pale we pale
jivin' on down to the beach to see the blue and the grey
everything's all on it's rosy it's a beautiful day

Will you please keep on the track 'cuz I almost want you back
'cuz I know that you see that you're the gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt
'cuz I know what you are you are the gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt

Grooving on down in a trench coat with a satin entrail
seems to be all around in tin and lead pale we pale
jivin' on down to the beach to see the blue and the grey
everything's all on it's rosy it's a beautiful day

Will you please keep on the track 'cause I almost want you back
'cuz I know what you are you're the gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt
I know that you see that you're the gigolo aunt
you're a gigolo aunt

Grooving on down in a trench coat with a satin entrail
seems to be all around in tin and lead pale we pale
jivin' on down to the beach to see the blue and the grey
everything's all on it's rosy it's a beautiful day

Will you please keep on the track 'cuz I almost want you back
'cuz I know that you see that' you're the
'cuz I know what you are you are the gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt
yes I know that you see that you're the gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt


BABY LEMONADE (from "The Peel Sessions")

In the sad town cold iron hands
clap the party of clowns outside
rain falls in grey far away
please please baby lemonade

In the evening sun going down
when the earth streams in in the morning
make your name like a ghost
send a cage through the post
please please baby lemonade

In the sad town cold iron hands
clap the party of clowns outside
rain falls in grey far away
please please baby lemonade


WINED AND DINED (from "Opel")

Wined and dined
oh it seemed just like a dream
girl was so kind
kinda love I'd never seen

Only last summer
it's not so long ago
just last summer
the musk winds blow

Wined and dined
oh it seemed just like a dream
girl was so kind
kinda love I'd never seen

Chalk underfeet
the ash of blue
dancing to heat
and just for you

Wined and dined
oh it seemed just like a dream
girl was so kind
kinda love I'd never seen


WOULDN'T YOU MISS ME (DARK GLOBE)

Oh where are you now
pussy willow that smiled on this leaf
when I was alone
you promised a stone from your heart

My head kissed the ground
I was half the way down
treading the sand
please

Please lift a hand I'm only a person
whose armbands beads on his hands hang tall
won't you miss me
wouldn't you miss me at all

The poppy birds way
swing twigs coffee brands around
brandish a wand with a feathery tong

My head kissed the ground
I was half the way down
treading the sand
please please

Please lift a hand
I'm only a person
with eskimo chain
I tattooed my brain
don't you miss me
couldn't you miss me at all

Oh where are you now
pussy willow that smiled on this leaf
when I was alone
you promised a stone from your heart

My head kissed the ground
I was half the way down
treading the sand
please

Please lift a hand I'm only a person
whose armbands beads on his hands hang tall
won't you miss me
wouldn't you miss me at all


OCTOPUS (Take 2)

Trip to heave and ho up down to and fro
you have no word
trip trip to a dream dragon
hide your wings in a ghost tower
sails cackling at every plate we break
was cracked by scattered needles
the little minute gong coughs and clears his throat
madam you see before you stand
hey ho never be still
the old original favorite grand
grasshopper's green herbarian band
and the tune they play is in us confide
so trip to heave and ho up down to and fro
you have no word
please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

Isn't it good to be lost in the wood
isn't it bad so quiet there in the wood
meant even less to me than I thought
with a money plough of yellow prickly seeds
clover honey pots a mystic shining feed

Well the mad cat laughed at the man on the border
hey ho Huff the Talbot
the wings they blew and leaves did wag
and they'll never put me in their bag
the raging seas will always seep
two up two down will never meet
squeaking door will always squeak
so high you go so low you creep
the wind it blows in tropical heat
the two up two down will never meet
so merrily trip and good my side
now please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

Sup up touching hips
to a madcap galloping chase
cheat he cried shout a kangaroo
so true in their tree they cried
please leave us here


NO GOOD TRYING (Take 5)

It's no good trying to place your hand
where I can't see because I understand
that you're different from me
yes I can tell that you can't be what you pretend
and you're rocking backwards
and you're rocking towards
the red and yellow mane of a stallion horse

It's no good trying to hold your love
where I can't see because I understand
that you're different from me
yes I can tell that you can't be what you pretend
a caterpillar hood won't cover the head
of you know you should be home in bed

It's no good holding a sequined fan
where I can't see because I understand
that you're different from me
yes I can tell that you can't be what you pretend
yes you're spinning around and around in a car
with electric lights flashing very fast

It's no good holding a sequined fan
where I can't see because I understand
that you're different from me
yes I can tell that you can't be what you pretend
yes you're spinning around and around in a car
with electric lights flashing very fast


LOVE YOU (Take 1)

Honey love you honey
little honey sunny funny morning
love you more funny love in the nighttime baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Oh you dig it
had to smile just an hour or so
are we in love like I think we be
it ain't a long rhyme it took ages to think
I think I'll hurl it in the water baby

Honey love you honey
little honey funny sunny morning
love you more funny love in the nighttime baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Honey love you honey
little honey sunny funny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Flaking you are a nice little one
to put it all around
it's just good I like it
oh hey hey hey
s'pose some time that day
would be swingin' along over across to me

Honey love you honey
little honey funny sunny morning
love you more funny love in the nighttime baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Good time rocker woman
we'll stray our pieces
little creepy we shine
so sleepy so whoopee
that's how you look


LOVE YOU (Take 3)

Honey love you honey
little honey funny sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Oh you dig it
had to smile just an hour or three
are we in love like I think we be
it ain't a long rhyme it took ages to think
I think I'll hurl it in the water baby

Honey love you honey
little honey funny sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Flaking you are a nice little one
to put it all around
it's just good I like it
hey hey hey
s'pose some time that day
would be swingin' along over across to me

Honey love you honey
little honey fun day sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Good time rocker woman
we'll stray our pieces
little creepy we shine
so sleepy so whoopee
that's how you look


SHE TOOK A LONG COLD LOOK AT ME (Take 4)

She took a long cool look at me
and smiled and gazed all over my arm
she loves to see me get down to ground
she hasn't time just to be with me

Her face between all she means to be
to be extreme just to be extreme
a broken pier on the wavy sea
she wonders why all she wants to see

But I got up and I stomped around
and hid the piece where the trees touch the ground

The end of truth that lay out the time
spent lazing here on a painting green
a mile and more in a foreign clime
to see farther inside of me

And looking high up into the sky
I breathe as water streams over me


WAVING MY ARMS IN THE AIR/I NEVER LIED TO YOU (Take 1)

Waving my arms in the air
love my love got no care
no care no no
pressing my feet to the ground
stand up right where you stand
call to you and what do you do
laying back in a chair

She's so high on the air
she's so high on the air
half and half half and half
all you have to do to call
is hold her hand stand awhile
and a smile and we'll understand
yes we do yes yes we do

Oh what a girl I got too
oh what a girl I got too
with a slinky look she held a tie to her hair
looked at sea everywhere
no one in the land no one
no one in the land no one

When it rains on Saturday
cats and dogs in the hay
stormy day hey hey
and you shouldn't try to be what you can't be
you shouldn't try to be what you can't be
call to you and what do you do

There will be shoulder pressing in the hall
and I won't know if you're here at all
there will be wine and drinking in the yard
there won't be anybody very hard
lots of things that we can do
and all and more will be for you

Everything I knew I tried with you
but everything to you was never easy
so I went ahead around my world
I saw the things you do
arriving by your side to see you looking too
but I know I know
I never lied to you

It's been just like you're gone for just one day
for so long s'been so hard to bear with you not there
but though I think of you
the things you do when I'm with you
to be with you to be alone
can only be why I am here
what's meant to be


LOVE SONG (Take 1)

I knew a girl and I like her still
she said she knew she would trust me and I her will
I said ok baby tell me what you be
and I'll lay my head down see what I see
by the time she was back by her open eyes
I knew that I was in for a big surprise

I knew a girl and I like her still
she said she knew she would trust me and I her will
I said ok baby tell me what you be
I'll lay my head down and see what I see
by the time she was back by her open eyes
I knew that I was in for a bigger surprise


DOMINOES (Take 1)

It's an idea some
oh idea someday
in my tears my dream
don't you want to see her proof


DOMINOES (Take 2)

It's an idea someday
in my tears my dreams
don't you want to see her proof
life that comes of no harm
you and I
you and I and dominoes
the day goes by

You and I in place
wasting time on dominoes
day so dark so warm
life that comes of no harm
you and I and dominoes
time goes by

Fireworks and heat someday
cold a shell a stick or play
overheard a lark today
losing when my mind's astray
don't you want to know
with your pretty hair
stretch out your hand glad fields
in echo for your way

It's an idea someday
in my tears my dreams
don't you want to see her proof
life that comes of no harm
you and I and dominoes
the day goes by


IT IS OBVIOUS (Take 2)

It is obvious may I say oh baby
that it is found on another plane
yes I can creep into cupboards
sleep in the hall

Your stars my stars are simple cot bars
only an impulse pie in the sky
mumma listen dolly drift over your mind holly
creep into bed when your head's on the ground
she held a torch on the porch and she winked an eye

The reason it is written on the brambles
stranded on the spikes my blood red oh listen
remember those times I could call
through the clear daytime
and you'd be there

Braver and braver a handkerchief waver
growing to gather the good of each other
wandering stumbling fumbling rumbling
mind shot together our mind shot together

So equally over a valley a hill
wooden quarry stood
each of us crying
a velvet curtain of grey
marked the blanket where sparrows play

And the trees by the waving corn stranded
and my legs moved the last empty inches to you
the softness the warmth and the weather in suspense
mog to a grog
scar of white chalk
mind shot together our mind shot together


GIGOLO AUNT (Take 9)

Grooving around in a trench coat with a satin entrail
seems to be all around in tin and lead pale we pale
jiving on down to the beach to see the blue and the grey
everything's all on it's rosy it's a beautiful day

Will you please keep on the track 'cuz I almost want you back
'cuz I know what you are you are the gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt
yes I know what you are you are the gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt

Grooving around in a trench coat with a satin entrail
seems to be all around in tin and lead pale we pale
jiving on down to the beach to see the blue and the grey
everything's all on it's rosy it's a beautiful day

Will you please keep on the track 'cuz I almost want you back
'cuz I know what you are you are the gigolo aunt
you are the gigolo aunt
yes I know what you are you are the gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt


IT IS OBVIOUS (Take 3)

It is obvious may I say oh baby
that it is found on another plane
yes I can creep into cupboards
sleep in the hall

Your stars my stars are simple cot bars
only an impulse pie in the sky
mumma listen dolly drift over your mind holly
creep into bed when your head's on the ground

The reason it is written on the brambles
stranded on the spikes my blood red oh listen
remember those times I could call
through the clear daytime
and you'd be there

Braver and braver a handkerchief waver
and louder your lips to a loud hailer
growing to gather the good of each other
on a wandering stumbling fumbling rumbling
mind shot together our mind shot together

So equally over a valley a hill
wooden quarry stood
each of us crying
a velvet curtain of grey
marked the blanket where sparrows play

And the trees by the waving corn stranded
my legs moved the last empty inches to you
softness the warmth and the weather in suspense
mock to a grog
the scar of white chalk
mind shot together our mind shot together


IT IS OBVIOUS (Take 5)

It is obvious may I say oh baby
that it is found on another plane
yes I can creep into cupboards
even sleep in the hall

Your stars my stars are simple cot bars
only an impulse
mumma listen dolly drift over your mind holly
creep into bed when your head's on the ground

Reason it is written on the brambles
stranded it on the spikes my blood red oh listen
remember those times I could call
through the clear daytime
and you'd be there

and braver and braver a handkerchief waver
louder your lips to a loud hailer
growing to gather the good of each other
on a wandering fumbling stumbling rumbling
mind shot together our mind shot together

So equally over a valley a hill
wooden quarry stood
each of us crying
a velvet curtain of grey
marked the blanket where sparrows play

Trees by the waving corn stranded
my legs moved the last empty inches to you
softness the warmth and the weather in suspense
mog to a grog
scar of white chalk
mind shot together our mind shot together


EFFERVESCING ELEPHANT (Take 2)

An effervescing elephant
with tiny eyes and great big trunk
once whispered to the tiny ear
the ear of one inferior
that by next June he'd die oh yeah
because the tiger would roam
the little one said oh my goodness
I must stay at home
and every time I hear a growl
I'll know the tiger's on the prowl
but he'll be really safe you know
the elephant he told me so
everyone was nervy oh yeah
and the message was spread
to zebra mongoose and the dirty hippopotamus
who wallowed in the mud and chewed
his spicy hippo plankton food
tended to ignore the word
preferring to survey a herd
of stupid water bison oh yeah
and all the jungle took fright
and ran around for all the day and the night
but all in vain because you see
the tiger came said to me
you know I wouldn't hurt not one of you
much prefer something to chew
and you're all too scant oh yeah
he ate the elephant


BABY LEMONADE (from 2-16-71 BBC)

In the sad town cold iron hands
clap the party of clowns outside
rain falls in grey far away
please please baby lemonade

In the evening sun going down
when the earth streams in in the morning
send a cage through the post
make your name like a ghost
please please baby lemonade

In the sad town cold iron hands
clap the party of clowns outside
rain falls in grey far away
please please baby lemonade

In the evening sun going down
when the earth streams in in the morning
send a cage through the post
make your name like a ghost
please please baby lemonade


DOMINOES (from 2-16-71 BBC)

It's an idea someday
in my tears my dreams
don't you want to see her proof
life that comes of no harm
you and I
you and I and dominoes
the day goes by

Fireworks and heat someday
cold a shell a stick or play
overheard a lark today
losing when my mind's astray
don't you want to know
with your pretty hair
stretch out your hand to glad fields
in an echo for your way

You and I in place
wasting time on dominoes
a day so dark so warm
life that comes of no harm
you and I and dominoes
time goes by

It's an idea someday
in my tears my dreams
don't you want to know
with your pretty hair
life that comes of no harm
you and I
you and I and dominoes
the day goes by


LOVE SONG (from 2-16-71 BBC)

I knew a girl and I like her still
she said she knew she would trust me and I her will
I said ok baby tell me what you be
and I'll lay my head down and see what I see
and by the time she was back by her open eyes
I knew that I was in for a big surprise

I knew a girl and I like her still
she said she knew she would trust me and I her will
I said ok baby tell me what you be
and I'll lay my head down and see what I see
and by the time she was back by her open eyes
I knew that I was in for a big surprise


CANDY AND A CURRANT BUN (early version)

Oh my girl sitting in the sun
go buy candy and a currant bun
I'm high don't try to spoil my fun
don't cry we'll have another one

Ooh don't touch me child
please you know you drive me wild
please you know I'm feelin' frail

It's true sun shining very bright
it's you I'm gonna love tonight
ice cream tastes good if you eat it right
ice cream tastes good if you treat it right

Ooh don't talk to me
please just walk with me
please you know I'm feelin' frail

Oh my girl sitting in the sun
go buy candy and a currant bun
I'm high don't try to spoil my fun
don't cry we'll have another one

Ooh don't touch me child
please you know you drive me wild
please you know I'm feelin' frail


FLAMING (from 9-25-67 BBC)

Alone in the clouds all blue
lying on an eiderdown
yippee you can't see me but I can you

Lazing in the foggy dew
sitting on a unicorn
too much I won't touch you but then I might

Sitting buttercups cup the light
lying on a dandelion
hey ho here we go ever so high

Streaming through the starlit sky
traveling by telephone
hey ho here we go ever so high

Alone in the clouds all blue
lying on an eiderdown
yippee you can't see me but I can you


THE GNOME (from 9-25-67 BBC)

I want to tell you a story
'bout a little man if I can
a gnome named Grimble Grumble
and little gnomes stay in their homes
eating sleeping drinking their wine

He wore a scarlet tunic
a blue green hood it looked quite good
he had a big adventure
amidst the grass fresh air at last
wining dining biding his time

And then one day hooray
another way for gnomes to say
ooh my

Look at the sky look at the river
isn't it good
look at the sky look at the river
isn't it good

Winding finding places to go

And then one day hooray
another way for gnomes to say
ooh my ooh my


MATILDA MOTHER (from 9-25-67 BBC)

There was a king who ruled the land
his majesty was in command
with silver eyes the scarlet eagle
showered silver on the people
oh mother tell me more

Why'd you have to leave me there
hanging in my infant air waiting
you only have to read the lines
of scribbly black and everything shines

Across the stream with wooden shoes
bells to tell the king the news
a thousand misty riders climb up
higher once upon a time

Wondering and dreaming
the words had different meaning
yes they did

For all the time spent in that room
the doll's house darkness old perfume
and fairy stories held me high
on clouds of sunlight drifting by
oh mother tell me more
tell me more


VEGETABLE MAN (from 12-20-67 BBC)

In yellow shoes I get the blues
as I walk the streets in my plastic feet
in my blue velvet trousers make me feel pink
there's a kind of stink about blue velvet trousers
in my paisley shirt I look a jerk
and my turquoise waistcoat is quite out of sight
but oh oh my haircut looks so bad
vegetable man where are you

So I change my gear and I find my knees
and I cover them up with the latest cut
that socks are bought in a box
it don't take long to buy nylon socks
and my watch my watch
black watch with a black face
and the date in a little hole
and all the lot is what I got
it's what I wear it's what you see
it must be me it's what I am
vegetable man

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
oh I've been looking all over the place
for the place for me
but it ain't anywhere
it just ain't anywhere

Vegetable man vegetable man
vegetable man vegetable man
vegetable man vegetable man
vegetable man vegetable man
vegetable man vegetable man
vegetable man vegetable man
vegetable man

The kind of fella you just gotta see if you can
be a vegetable man


SCREAM THY LAST SCREAM (from 12-20-67 BBC)

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket
blam blam your pointers point your pointers
waddle with apples to crunchy Mrs. Store
she'll be scrubbing bubbles on all fours
scream thy last scream old woman with a casket

Fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter
flat tops up houses mouses houses
brittle and tittle sitting fat
watching the telly 'til all hours
fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket
blam blam your pointers point your pointers
waddle with apples to crunchy Mrs. Store
she'll be scrubbing bubbles on all fours
scream thy last scream old woman with a casket


ARNOLD LAYNE (from 9-13-67 Copenhagen)

Arnold Layne had a strange hobby
collecting clothes
moonshine washing line
they suit him

On the wall hung a tall mirror
distorted view
see through baby blue
he dug it

Oh Arnold Layne is not the same
it takes two to know
two to know two to know two to know

Arnold Layne Arnold Layne Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne

Oh Arnold Layne is not the same
takes two to know
two to know two to know

Arnold Layne Arnold Layne Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne


MATILDA MOTHER (from 9-13-67 Copenhagen)

There was a king who ruled the land
his majesty was in command
the silver eyes the scarlet eagle
showered silver on the people
oh mother tell me more

Why'd you have to leave me there
hanging in my infant air waiting
you only have to read the lines
of scribbly black and everything shines

Across the stream with wooden shoes
bells to tell the king the news
a thousand misty riders climb up
higher once upon a time

Wondering and dreaming
the words had different meaning
yes they did

For all the time spent in that room
the doll's house darkness old perfume
and fairy stories held me high
on clouds of sunlight drifting by
oh mother tell me more
tell me more


SCREAM THY LAST SCREAM (from 9-13-67 Copenhagen)

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket
blam blam your pointers point your pointers
waddle with apples to crunchy Mrs. Stores
she'll be scrubbing bubbles on all fours
scream thy last scream old woman with a casket

Fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter
flat tops up houses mouses houses
brittle and tittle sitting fat
watching the telly 'til all hours
fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket


OLD WOMAN WITH A CASKET (from 11-13-67 Rotterdam)

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket
blam blam your pointers point your pointers
waddle with apples to crunchy Mrs. Store
she'll be scrubbing bubbles on all fours
scream thy last scream old woman with a casket

Fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter
flat tops up houses mouses houses
brittle and tittle sitting fat
watching the telly 'til all hours
fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter


SWAN LEE (4-10-69 alternate version)

Swan Lee got up at the Running Foot pow-wow
and padded from the fire to his waiting canoe
Chattering Squaw untied the wigwam door
the chief blew smoke rings two by two

The land in silence stands

Swan Lee his boat by the bank in the darkness
loosened the rope in the creek was entwined
a feather from the wing of a wild young eagle
pointed to the land where his fortune he'd find


LOVE YOU (4-11-69 take 2)

Honey love you honey
little honey funny sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening

Oh you dig it
had to smile just an hour or so
are we in love like I think we be
it ain't a long rhyme it took ages to think
I think I'll hurl it in the water baby

Honey live you honey
little honey fun day sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice cream 'scuse me
I seen you looking good the other evening


LONG GONE (7-26-69 take 2)

She was long gone long long gone
she was long gone the bigger they come
the larger her hand 'til no one understand
why for so long she'd been gone

And I stood very still by the window sill
and I wondered for those I love still
I cried in my mind where I stand behind
the beauty of those in her eyes

She was long gone long long gone
she was long gone the bigger they come
the larger her hand 'til no one understand
why for so long she'd been gone

And I borrowed a page from a leopard's cage
and I prowled in the evening sun's glaze
her head lifted high to the light in the sky
the opening door on her face

She was long gone long long gone


DARK GLOBE (7-26-69 alternate version)

Oh where are you now
pussy willow that smiled on this leaf
when I was alone
you promised a stone from your heart

My head kissed the ground
I was half the way down
treading the sand
please

Please lift a hand I'm only a person
whose armbands beads on his hands hang tall
won't you miss me
couldn't you miss me at all

The poppy birds way
swing twigs coffee brands around
brandish a wand with a feathery tong

Oh my head kissed the ground
I was half the way down
treading the sand
please please

Please lift a please lift a hand
I'm only a person
with eskimo chain
I tattooed my brain all the way
don't you miss me
couldn't you miss me at all

Oh where are you now
pussy willow that smiled on this leaf
when I was alone
you promised a stone from your heart

My head kissed the ground
I was half the way down
treading the sand
please

Please lift a hand I'm only a person
whose armbands beads on his hands hang tall
won't you miss me
wouldn't you miss me at all


MAISIE (2-26-70 take 2)

Maisie Maisie Maisie Maisie

Bad luck bride of a bull
strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light
Maisie

His bike made a racket
his luminous grin put her in a spin

Maisie lay in the hall
with diamonds and emeralds
Maisie Maisie

Bad luck the bride of a bull
strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light
his luminous grin put her in a spin

Maisie his bike
lay in the hall with her emeralds
and diamond brooch
beyond reproach

Bad luck bride of a bull
strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light
Maisie


TERRAPIN (from 6-6-70 London)

I really love you and I mean you
the star above you crystal blue
well oh baby my hair's on end about you

I wouldn't see you and I love to
I fly above you yes I do
well oh baby my hair's on end about you

Floating bumping noses dodge a tooth
the fins illuminous
fangs all 'round the clam is dark
below the boulders hiding
all the sunlight's good for us
'cuz we're the fishes and all we do
the move about is all we do
well oh baby my hair's on end about you


GIGOLO AUNT (from 6-6-70 London)

Grooving around in a trench coat with a satin entrail
seems to be all around in tin and lead pale we pale
jiving on down to the beach to see the blue and the grey
everything's all on it's rosy it's a beautiful day

Will you please keep on the track 'cuz I almost want you back
'cuz I know what you are you are a gigolo aunt
you're a gigolo aunt
yes I know what you are you are the gigolo aunt

Will you please keep on the track 'cuz I almost want you back
'cuz I know what you are you are a gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt
yes I know what you are you are a gigolo aunt
you're the gigolo aunt


EFFERVESCING ELEPHANT (from 6-6-70 London)

An effervescing elephant
with tiny eyes and great big trunk
once whispered to the tiny ear
the ear of one inferior
that by next June he'd die oh yeah
because the tiger would roam
the little one said oh my goodness
I must stay at home
and every time I hear a growl
I'll know the tiger's on the prowl
but I'll be really safe you know
the elephant he told me so
everyone was nervy oh yeah
and the jungle took fright
and ran around for all the day and the night
but all in vain because you see
the tiger came and said to me
you know I wouldn't hurt not one of you
I'd much prefer something to chew
and you're all too scant oh yeah
he ate the elephant


OCTOPUS (from 6-6-70 London)

Trip to heave and ho up down to and fro
you have no word
trip trip to a dream dragon
hide your wings in a ghost tower
sails cackling at every plate we break
was cracked by scattered needles
little mini gong coughs and clears his throat
madam you see before you stand
hey ho never be still
the old original favorite grand
grasshopper's green herbarian band
and the tune they play is in us confide
so trip to heave and ho up down to and fro
you have no word
please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

Isn't it good to be lost in the wood
isn't it bad so quiet there in the woods
meant even less to me than I thought
with a honey plough of yellow prickly seeds
clover honey pots a mystic shining feed

Laughed at the man on the border
hey ho Huff the Talbot
cheetah he cried shot a kangaroo
so true in their tree they cried
please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

Trip to heave and ho up down to and fro
you have no word
please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

Madcap laughed at the man on the border
hey ho Huff the Talbot
the winds they blew and the leaves did wag
they'll never put me in their bag
the raging seas will always seep
so high you go so low you creep
the wind it blows in tropical heat
the drones they throng on mossy seats
so merrily trip and good my side
please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride

TAKE UP THY STETHOSCOPE AND WALK (by Roger Waters)

I'm in bed
achin' head
gold is lead
choke on bread
underfed
gold is lead
Jesus bled
pain is red
dark doom
grow go
greasy spoon
use flow
chill bloom

Music seems to help the pain
seems to contemplate the brain
doctor kindly tell your wife that
I'm alive
flowers writhe
realize realize realize


PAINT BOX (by Richard Wright)

Last night I had too much to drink
sitting in a club with so many fools
playing to rules
trying to impress but feeling rather empty
I had another drink

What a way to spend that evening
they all turn up with their friends
playing the game
there in the sea no I should have been
far away

Getting up I feel so bad
remembering what's been before
I open the door to an empty room
then I forget

The telephone rings and someone speaks
she would very much like to go
out to a show
so what can I do I can't think what to say
she sees through anyway

Out of the front door I go
traffic's moving rather slow
arriving late
there she waits looking very angry
as cross as she can be

Getting up I feel so bad
remembering what's been before
I open the door to an empty room
then I forget


REMEMBER A DAY (by Richard Wright)

Remember a day before today
a day when you were young
free to play alone with time
evening never comes

Sing a song that can't be sung
without the morning's kiss
queen you shall be if you wish
look for your king

Why can't we play today
why can't we stay that way

Climb your favorite apple tree
try to catch the sun
hide from your little brother's gun
dream yourself away

Why can't we reach the sun
why can't we blow the years away

Blow away blow away
remember remember


SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN (by Roger Waters)

Little by little the night turns around
counting the leaves which tremble at dawn
lotuses lean on each other in yearning
under the eaves the swallow is resting

Set the controls for the heart of the sun

Over the mountain watching the watcher
breaking their darkness waking the grapevine
one inch of love is one inch of shadow
love is the shadow that ripens the wine

Set the controls for the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun

Witness the man who raves at the wall
making the shape of his question to heaven
whether the sun will fall in the evening
will he remember the lesson of giving

Set the controls for the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun
the heart of the sun the heart of the sun


GOLDEN HAIR (by James Joyce)

Lean out your window
golden hair
I heard you singing
in the midnight air

My book is closed
I read no more
watching the fire dance
on the floor

I've left my book
I've left my room
for I heard you singing
through the gloom

Singing and singing
a merry air
lean out of the window
golden hair


TWO OF A KIND (from "The Peel Sessions")

Open your eyes and don't be blind
can't you see we're two of a kind
I gotta say this I hope you don't mind
I love we're two of a kind

Just ask yourself and you will find
we go together we're two of a kind
no use protesting be resigned
baby you know we're two of a kind

I knew it when I saw you
I felt it a little more
when I talked with you at first
all my blues dispersed
I couldn't disguise
my complete suprise
when you were feeling it too
I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you

Open your eyes and don't be blind
can't you see we're two of a kind
I gotta say this I hope you don't mind
I love you we're two of a kind

Open your eyes and don't be blind
open your eyes and don't be blind


GOLDEN HAIR (from "Opel")

Lean out your window
golden hair
I heard you singing
in the midnight air

My book is closed
I read no more
watching the fire dance
on the floor

I've left my book
I've left my room
for I heard you singing
through the gloom

Singing and singing
a merry air
lean out your window
golden hair


GOLDEN HAIR (Take 5)

Lean out of the window
golden hair
I heard you singing
a merry air

My book is closed
I read no more
watching the fire dance
on the floor

I have left my book
I have left my room
for I heard you singing
through the gloom

Singing and singing
a merry air
lean out of the window
golden hair


RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE (by Kevin Ayers)

Singin' a song in the morning
singin' it again at night
I don't even know what I'm singing about
but it makes me feel I feel alright yeah yeah
makes me feel I feel alright

Singin' a song in the morning
singin' it again at night
I don't even know what I'm singing about
but it makes me feel I feel alright yeah yeah
makes me feel I feel alright

Singin' a song in the morning
singin' it again at night
I don't even know what I'm singing about
but it makes me feel I feel alright yeah yeah
makes me feel I feel alright

Singin' a song in the mornin'
singin' it again at night
I don't even know what I'm singing about
but it makes me feel I feel alright yeah yeah
makes me feel I feel alright

Singin' a song in the mornin'
singin' it again at night
I don't even know what I'm singing about
but it makes me feel I feel alright yeah yeah
makes me feel I feel alright

Singin' a song in the mornin'
singing it again at night
I don't even know what I'm singing about
but it makes me feel I feel alright yeah yeah
makes me feel I feel alright

Singin' a song in the morning
singing it again at night
I don't even know what I'm singing about
but it makes me feel I feel alright yeah yeah
makes me feel I feel alright

Singin' a song in the morning
singin' it again at night
I don't even know what I'm singing about
but it makes me feel I feel alright yeah yeah
makes me feel I feel alright

Singing a song in the mornin'
singin' it again at night
don't even know what I'm singing about
but it makes me feel I feel alright alright
makes me feel I feel alright

Singin' a song in the mornin'
singin' it again at night
I don't even know what I'm singin' about
but it makes me feel I feel alright yeah yeah
makes me feel I feel alright

Singin' a song in the mornin' la la la
singin' it again at night
I don't even know what I'm singing


KING BEE (by James Moore)

Well I'm a king bee
buzzin' around your hive
yes I'm a king bee child
buzzin' around your hive
I can make good honey
let me come inside

I'm young and able
to buzz all night long
you know I'm young and able
to buzz all night long
oh when you hear me buzz little girl
know some stingin' goin' on

Well buzz some
oh sting
yeah

Well I'm a king bee
can buzz all night long
yes I'm a king bee
can buzz all night long
well I can buzz better baby
when your man is gone


MATILDA MOTHER (from 1-20-67 UFO)

There was a boy whose name was Jim
his friends were very good to him
They gave him tea and cakes and jam
and slices of delicious ham

Oh what a drag caught with the bag

Finding she was left alone
went tiptoe to the telephone quickly
and summoned the immediate aid
of London's noble fire brigade

The chief defect of Henry King
was chewing little bits of string
at last he swallowed some which tied
itself in ugly knots inside

Oh what a drag caught with the bag

Finding she was left alone
went tiptoe to the telephone quickly
and summoned the immediate aid
of London's noble fire brigade


SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN (from 9-25-67 BBC)

Little by little the night turns around
counting the leaves which tremble at dawn
lotuses lean on each other in yearning
under the eaves the swallow is resting

Set the controls for the heart of the sun

Over the mountain watching the watcher
breaking the darkness waking the grapevine
one inch of love is one inch of shadow
love is the shadow that ripens the wine

Set the controls for the heart of the sun
set the controls for the heart of the sun

Witness the man who raves at the wall
making the shape of his question to heaven
whether the sun will fall in the evening
will he remember the lesson of giving

Set the controls for the heart of the sun
set the controls for the heart of the sun
set the controls for the heart of the sun


ONE IN A MILLION (from 9-13-67 Copenhagen)

Would you like to be one like I am
would you like to be one in five
did they turn into a silent movie
didn't I tell you look for what I am

Do you like a total comfort air
stepping up there alone dance
I don't mind about the bright lights
would you welcome long hair

Would you like to be one in a million
would you like to be one in five
did they tell you you were goin' loony
did they tell you you can live your life


SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN (from 11-13-67 Rotterdam)

Little by little the night turns around
counting the leaves which tremble at dawn
lotuses lean on each other in yearning
under the eaves the swallow is resting

Set the controls for the heart of the sun
set the controls for the heart of the sun

Over the mountain watching the watcher
breaking their darkness waking the grapevine
one inch of love is one inch of atom
love is the shadow that ripens the wine

Set the controls for the heart of the sun
set the controls for the heart of the sun
set the controls for the heart of the sun

Witness the man who waves at the wall
making the shape of his question to heaven
whether the sun will fall in the evening
will he remember the lesson of giving

Set the controls for the heart of the sun
set the controls for the heart of the sun
set the controls




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