Saturday, May 28, 2005

A Strange and Magnificent Orb

Dear Readers, there is a strange and magnificent glowing orb in the sky today and I'm wondering if any of you might know what it is. For days now, the sky has been awash with grey, the winds cajoling the trees to dance. Now the sky is a luminous blue. If that orb is the sun, it is a welcome and greatly missed companion.

That said, following are the lyrics to a song by XTC which touches on the idea of subverting the grey and loveless world that seems to be championed by so many these days.......

Wrapped in Grey

Lyric by: Andy Partridge


Some folks see the world as a stone
Concrete daubed in dull monotone
Your heart is the big box of paints
And others, the canvas we're dealt
Your heart is the big box of paints
How coloured the flowers all smelled
As they huddled there, in petalled prayer
They told me this, as I knelt there
Awaken you dreamers
Adrift in your beds
Balloons and streamers
Decorate the inside of your heads
Please let some out
Do it today
But don't let the loveless ones sell you
A world wrapped in grey
Some folks pull this life like a weight
Drab and dragging dreams made of slate
Your heart is the big box of paints
And others, the canvas we're dealt
Your heart is the big box of paints
Just think how the old masters felt, they call...
Awaken you dreamers
Asleep at your desks
Parrots and lemurs
Populate your unconscious grotesques
Please let some out
Do it today
Don't let the loveless ones sell you
A world wrapped in grey
And in the very least you can
Stand up naked and
Grin

© 1990 EMI Virgin Music Ltd, London WC2H 0QY.


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