Friday, October 10, 2003

But You Blew My Mind

Taking up the guantlet from a gent that has a soft spot for Mother of Pearl as a nominee for "one of the best Roxy Music songs ever" (certainly an excellent nominee), I will seek to make a meme of it and even turn it into, heaven forbid, a list.

Best Roxy Music Album: The First Two (Roxy Music and For Your Pleasure)
Best Album Cover: Country Life
Best Cameo by Jerry Hall: Siren
Most Overrated Song: Love is the Drug
Best Ferry Album: Let's Stick Together
Best Ferry Album Title: Bride Stripped Bare
Best Eno Album: Here Come the Warm Jets
Best Eno Lyric: Baby's on Fire (runner up: Backwater)
Best Eno Song Title: Kurt's Rejoinder
Best Eno Song Title that is acutally an anagram: King's Lead Hat
Best Roxy Song: Scroll Down....

In Every Dream Home a Heartache
In every dream home a heartache
And every step I take
Takes me further from heaven
Is there a heaven?
I`d like to think so
Standards of living
They're rising daily
But home oh sweet home
It's only a saying
From bell push to faucet
In smart town apartment
The cottage is pretty
The main house a palace
Penthouse perfection
But what goes on
What to do there
Better pray there
Open plan living
Bungalow ranch style
All of its comforts
Seem so essential
I bought you mail order
My plain wrapper baby
Your skin is like vinyl
The perfect companion
You float my new pool
De luxe and delightful
Inflatable doll
My role is to serve you
Disposable darling
Can't throw you away now
Immortal and life size
My breath is inside you
I'll dress you up daily
And keep you till death sighs
Inflatable doll
Lover ungrateful
I blew up your body
But you blew my mind
Oh Those Heartaches
Dreamhome Heartaches
E.G. Music Ltd c 1973


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