KING CRIMSON : THE GREAT DECEIVER [STARLESS AND BIBLE BLACK, 1974]

Από το έξοχο Starless And Bible Black των King Crimson.
From
King Crimson‘s splendid Starless And Bible Black album.

Health-food fagot with a bartered bride
Likes to comb his hair with a dipper ride
Once had a friend with a cloven foot
Once he called the tune in a checkered quitGreat DeceiverIn the door on the floor in a paper bag
There’s a shoe-shine boy with a gin-shop slag
She raised him up and she called him son
And she canonized the ground that he walked upon

Great Deceiver

Cigarettes, ice cream, figurines of the Virgin Mary
Cigarettes, ice cream, figurines of the Virgin Mary Cigarettes, ice cream, Cadillacs blue jeans

In the night he’s a star in the Milky Way
He’s a man of the world by the light of day
A golden smile and a proposition
And the breath of God smells of sweet sedition

Great Deceiver

Sing hymns make love get high fall dead
He’ll bring his perfume to your bed
He’ll charm your life ’til the cold winds blow
Then he’ll sell your dreams to a picture show

Cigarettes, ice cream, figurines of the Virgin Mary
Cigarettes, ice cream, figurines of the Virgin Mary Cadillacs, blue jeans, dixieland playing on the ferry
Cadillacs, blues jeans, drop a glass full of antique sherry

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3 Comments

  1. Resa November 19, 2020 at 12:12 am

    Love King Crimson!
    They were both with their time, and ahead of it.
    I hear Talking Heads. I wonder if David Byrne was into KC?
    There’s something Zappa as well. Again both ahead of and with their times.

  2. Oannes November 21, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Not only Byrne was into KC, but there’s a link between them: the guitar player Adrian Belew [a guitar semi-god…] started his career with Zappa, before joining [Bowie’s band and then] …Talking Heads, and after that …King Crimson. Your instinct is impeccable!

  3. Resa November 30, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Such interesting info! You are a music encyclopedia…. only way more entertaining!

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