Tuesday , 14 July 2020

10000 Maniacs

Everyone A Puzzle Lover

[ music: john lombardo/lyric: natalie merchant ] Why are some men born With minds that earn degrees The loving cups Gilded plaques Grace their study walls Hide the cracks While their genius is turned To works of tyranny then Off to market to market Go selling these With words so fiery and persuasive They steal cunningly Riches no one can …

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Grey Victory

[ lyrics: natalie merchant/music: j.c.lombardo & robert buck ] There was light and atomic fission Swelling wind Rising ash Tide of black rain Cement seared shawdow traces Reminiscent of their last commands Instantly one thousand flames arising Ill scent the burning hides surrounding A settlement debased entirely Enola gay had made a casual delivery Please build a future, darling With …

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Just As The Tide Was A Flowing

[ music: traditional/lyric: arranged by 10,000 maniacs ] On one morning In the month of may When all the birds Were singing I saw a lovely maiden stray Across the fields at break of day She softly sung her roundelay The tide flows in The tide flows out Twice every day returning Her cheeks were red Her eyes were brown …

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Lilydale

[ music: robert buck/lyric: natalie merchant ] Come as we go far away From the noise of the street Walk a path so narrow To a place where we feel at ease Some think it is haunting To be drawn to the cemetery ground As we There’s a stillness here Thankful found Child’s pose angelic A stone lamb at her …

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Maddox Table

[ music: natalie merchant/lyric: natalie merchant ] The legs of maddox kitchen tables My whole life twisted on a lathe In a foreman’s torrent My first english was "faster boy if you want your pay" Barking commands Loud and simple We could all obey Then i was forever pulling silvers Rubbed the sawdust always Deeper in my eye Varnish vapor …

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My Mother The War

[ lyrics: natalie merchant & michael walsh/music: j.c.lombardo ] She borders the pavement Flanks avenues Parades pass white glove attended by My mother the war She’ll raise a shaft Lift a banner Toss a rose My mother the war She’s made every effort To salvage the few Bought fourteen liberty bonds My mother the war Mother the war She knows …

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Scorpio Rising

[ music: john lombardo & robert buck/lyric: natalie merchant ] Power Dizzy with it stumble Detail A chance for us to quarrel Anger My head is shaken violent If i could calm or restrain you For the sake of pity Save the pistol Save the cynics tongue Save the cool white stare And treat me to an honest face sometime …

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The Colonial Wing

[ music: robert buck/lyric: natalie merchant ] Here is the store house of her majesty Well guarded by sentry But looks are free Call this the rayless and benighted age Witches by tallow candles shifted Shifted their shapes Here is the pestle and mortar That ground the poison seed A lute, a suit for jousting And the poems of a …

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Tension Makes A Tangle

[ music: john lombardo/lyric: natalie merchant ] As frail hinges Pivot on a case’s door Commemorative Souvenirs from places Containers change With each occasion A cellophane encased Display of paper Certificate To credit years of service A tool of central enterprises The early hope For permanence The words The rings Consistency The social security A miracle is high tragedy Thought …

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Daktari

[ lyrics: natalie merchant & j.c. lombardo/music: j.c. lombardo ] Like a weasel in the clover You tilt toss pop turn over Sit down! Tremble and weave like a moth By flame deceived Sit down! Spill with your words caught up Dance in your room Slide like you’re buttered up Roll back the tomb Sit down! Bolt scuff jilt chase …

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