Magic Act

by Anton Barbeau

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1.
Son Son of God Record in the charts A human cannonball Born Of virgin blood Your mama paid the price Her back against the wall And so they shot her into space Said "stick this flag into the moon" High noon - the sun reflected on its satellite High noon - has death affected you your appetite? Son of Dracula I've seen the script I know the make-up man There's rats and bats and stuff Inside the crypt Inside the clean up van And with a stake right through the heart To burst a bright red blood balloon High noon - the sun reflected on its satellite High noon - has death affected you your appetite? Don't pretend you don't know what I'm on about I tell you it's the end so pull your finger out High noon - the sun reflected on its satellite Son Son of mom Record in the charts A human cannonball Love - There's only love Your mama paid the price Her back against the wall And as they spat into her face As though she were a brass spittoon The tears that fell were full of grace And Mary sang this very tune High noon - the sun reflected on its satellite High noon - has death affected you your appetite? High Noon - each day is longer than the one before High noon - cockroaches dancing on the kitchen floor
2.
She summons up the Flying Spider I fly right down and sit beside her I only wanna please delight her I never would or wanna bite her She says define infatuation The ship that sunk a thousand nations And what about ejaculation? I said I'm just the Flying Spider You built your web now you must sleep in it You stole my soul, you sticky creep, innit… There is no God, there's only Jesus The 8-eyed spy who always sees us Like Through a Glass but not so darkly I'm not so bright as much as sparkly There is no rhyme there's only reason A Christmas card for every season And I am just the flying spider Avoiding ways to say I want you You built the world in seven days they say And ever since you've been on holiday She summons up the Flying Spider I play for her my synthesizer I only wanna please delight her A universe of sound inside her And I am just the Flying Spider I am just the Flying Spider Hi, I'm just the Flying Spider I'll always be the Flying Spider
3.
Don't kiss me or I'll scream You'll smear my Maybeline Nice hat, nice wig I mean Straight from a magazine When the sun pops up When the plumber comes When the tingly doorbell rings Milk churn in the morning I love I love I love a cup a cup a cuppa tea Milk churn in the morning I like I like I like the way the way you're working me Don't tell me or I'll know My feeble mind might blow I'm evil, can't you see? They're coming after me When the dawn light breaks And the robin crows And the gilded rooster sings Milk churn in the morning etc Slow burn in the evening 18th day of May Blurred eye is revealing The hand that got away Don't kiss me or I'll scream You'll smear my Maybeline Nice hat, nice wig I mean Straight from the magazine When the dawn light breaks And the robin crows And the gilded rooster sings When the sun pops up When the plumber comes When the tingly doorbell rings Milk churn in the morning I love I love I love a cup a cup a cuppa tea Milk churn in the morning I like I like I like the way the way you're working me I like I like I like the way the way you're making me work
4.
They built this city by the sea It's sinking and that worries me You said you could not ferry me The boat is full, no room, you see Hallelujah, lucky you Have you found yourself another new? Are the rumors swirling true? Had enough of me? They're burning witches on the lawn It makes one sad selectively One cries but not for everyone One's eyes are burning just for me Are the rumors swirling true? Have you found yourself another new? Hallelujah, lucky you Had enough of me? Hallelujah, lucky you Have you found yourself another new? Are the rumors swirling true? Had enough of me? Had enough of me? Had enough of me
5.
Sit your leggy down Sit your leggy down Everyone's your enemy Sit your leggy down Sit your leggy down Sit your leggy down But I am not your enemy so sit your leggy down Oh Martha, yum yum yum yum yum yum yum Oh Martha sucking on your thumb yum yum Oh Martha, yum yum yum yum yum yum yum Sit your leggy down Sit your leggy down Everyone's your enemy Sit your leggy down Sit your leggy down Sit your leggy down But I am not your enemy so sit your leggy down Oh Martha, yum yum yum yum yum yum yum Oh Martha sucking on your thumb yum yum Oh Martha, yum yum yum yum yum yum yum Eyes are good for gazing into as well as seeing stars and planets The light from Heaven that shines on paper And burns such pale skin as yours Is mine
6.
Broken in two Broken in two A line divides the purple red from blue Broken into Like me and you Elijah and the serpent can't undo But Salome in her way brings a healing to your soul Look without, look within Everywhere you see you're whole In the darkness, the light that never dies Broken in two Broken in two A line divides the purple red from blue Broken in two Like me and you A God of judgement teases false from true But you and I, we know why When our hearts are open wide There's no Will in the way There's no need that we decide Come to a conclusion Truth can never be… Broken in two Broken in two A line divides the purple red from blue Broken in two Like me and you A God of judgement teases false from true
7.
It leaves no stain, no need to floss Your teeth will love Black Lemon Sauce Your tongue will taste no flavor lost Your mouth says "Yes!" Black Lemon Sauce From the inner ear of distant, dusty space The echo of a golden gong When struck it rings the bells inside your face And the word was good - sing along Bong It falls like rain upon the moss Oh clonal joy, Black Lemon Sauce In science-speak, it comes across as full of spores Black Lemon Sauce From the "you are here" that marks this very spot An X appears, it's signal strong No matter where you go, the tracking's always hot It follows you, it's never wrong Bong Gorlitzer kingpin - 10 please of marijuana From the inner ear of distant, dusty space The echo of a golden gong Bong Gorlitzer kingpin -10 please of marijuana It leaves no stain, no need to floss Your teeth will love Black Lemon Sauce Your tongue will taste no flavor lost Your mouth says "Yes!" Black Lemon Sauce
8.
I got lost in the light of the world in a heavy psychedelic toilet I dove so deep for a single pearl in a heavy psychedelic toilet The face of God is a three-eyed girl in a heavy psychedelic toilet She pulls me down as the water swirls in a heavy psychedelic toilet Beam me up please Mr. Scotty Wanna go home... Once I sailed in a boat on the sea in a heavy psychedelic toilet An egret stole all my fish from me in a heavy psychedelic toilet I love the way when he flies he's free in a heavy psychedelic toilet Between right now and eternity in a heavy psychedelic toilet I can count one-hundred-billion Fingers on my toes I'm dreaming of a black and white Xmas Time slowly slows I got lost in the light of the world in a heavy psychedelic toilet I dove so deep for a single pearl in a heavy psychedelic toilet The face of God is a three-eyed girl in a heavy psychedelic toilet She pulls me down as the water swirls in a heavy psychedelic toilet
9.
Say what you mean - euphemism Mean what you say - innuendo Say it's a game - euphemism Playing for pain - innuendo Down on the farm - euphemism Cause for alarm - innuendo Softest of sins - euphemism Now it begins - innuendo Round and round and round and round forever Child of the mind - euphemism Wild mountain thyme - innuendo What I'd give to take of you another picture Another and another till you fill my window The holiness of sound is found inside your bed The holiest of sounds is found inside of you
10.
Can't bear the wait of you Can't bear the wait of you My back is not that strong and this clock is too long Can't bear the wait of you Can't bear the wait of you I found my ancient thrill up on Silbury Hill I found the Here and Now in a field of cows And when I count two three place a feather on me And when the cows come home All will be Something Under the wait of you Can't bear the wait of you Can't bear the wait of you Can't bear the wait of you Temple of living stone where the flesh meets the bone This is the factory where they made you and me And when the story's told, we was young we was old How did we get so far? We was led by the stars There is no time to lose Fate insists that we choose The coin is in the air But it ain't hanging there Under the weight of you Under the weight of you Under the weight of you Can't bear the wait of you
11.
Swindon 02:40
Rain coming down in baskets Vampires asleep in caskets I've got the secret word in my head Lamaprozole each morning Tea stains that spell no warning Lips locked in pleasure say thy name Swindon I'd like to reach inside you Spin 'round your roads and ride you Lift up your skirt, you're beautiful Your Billie Piper needs you Ask Jasper Fford to read you Diana Dors where are you now? Swindon I'd like to reach inside you Spin 'round your roads and ride you Lift up your skirt, you're beautiful Swindon Gimme back the bread I lent ya The juice of orange is sweet, Valencia That wasn't what I meant I am I said Swindon Rain coming down in baskets Vampires asleep in caskets I've got the secret word in my head Swindon
12.
(sing low and slowly, sing Oh and slay me) Stomping like a boot beast Marching through the meadow Turning rabbits into stone with the screech of your falsetto Blue lamp rider Red square brighter Wrack an addled brain back to Folsom and Carmichael Riding 30 songs a night on a tiny unicycle Tip jar, Ode to Joy, take it from the Soft Boys Blue lamp rider Blue lamp rider Quiet in the classroom studying Milazzo Elton at the chalkboard, pimping the piano Blue lamp rider Blue lamp rider (sing low and slowly, sing Oh and slay me) Blue lamp rider
13.
Hop skip a jump and I'm home to my Sally Hop skip a jump and I'm free Hop skip a jump and I'm home to my home by the sea Hop skip a jump see the clouds in the valley Hop skip a jump cuppa tea Hop skip a jump and I'm haunted by people like me I'll live on a farm if I have to I'll use both my arms and my legs, too I'll live there with you Hospital jump and I'm home to my Sally Hospital jump and I'm free Hospital jump and I'm home to my home by the sea Hospital jump see the clouds in the valley Hospital jump cuppa tea Hospital jump and I'm haunted by people I see We'll see 'bout tomorrow when it gets here We'll see 'bout today when it gets here We'll see 'bout tomorrow Hop skip a jump and I'm home to my Sally Hop skip a jump and I'm free Hop skip a jump and I'm home to my home by the sea
14.
HPT Reprise 00:50

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Anton Barbeau Berlin, Germany

Anton Barbeau plays "pre-apocalyptic psychedelic pop." He's a Taurus, born in Sacramento and now living by a canal in Berlin. He's made something like 30 albums and has worked with members of XTC, The Soft Boys, the Bevis Frond, Cake, the Loud Family, Elf Power and
the Corner Laughers. Julian Cope got him stoned in Croydon once. His new album, Manbird, ain't bad at all.
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