Day 8 – a song you know all the words to

“No blind spots in the leopard’s eyes
Can only help to jeopardise
The lives of lambs,” the shepherd cries

An outdoor life for a silverfish
Eternal dust, less ticklish
Than the clean room, a houseguest’s wish

He lies on his side, is he trying to hide
In fact, it’s the earth, which he’s known since birth

Face-worker, a serpentine miner
A roof falls, an underliner
Of leaf structure: the egg-timer

He lies on his side, is he trying to hide
In fact, it’s the earth, which he’s known since birth

(I’ve loved this song since I first heard it, for the beautiful harmonies as much as the wonderfully oblique lyrics. Have been on a big Wire rediscovery kick since @timsterne posted a link to this mix.)

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One response to “Day 8 – a song you know all the words to

  1. Pingback: Day 25 – a song with utterly mysterious lyrics | Nannygoat Hill

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