Thursday, January 18, 2007

"the bewlay brothers"

I'm posting the Best Lyrics Ever (in my opinion). No Ciara, I promise. Starting off with the inimitable David Bowie's "The Bewlay Brothers"


And so the story goes they wore the clothes
They said the thingsto make it seem improbable
The whale of a lie
like they hope it was
And the Goodmen of Tomorrow
Had their feet in the wallow
And their heads of Brawn
were nicer shorn
And how they bought their positions with saccharin andtrust
And the world was asleep
to our latent fuss
Sighing, the swirl through the streets
Like the crust of the sun
The Bewlay Brothers
In our Wings that BarkFlashing teeth of Brass
Standing tall in the dark
Oh, And we were Gone
Hanging out with your Dwarf Men
We were so turned on
By your lack of conclusions
I was Stone and he was Wax
So he could scream,and still relax, unbelievable
And we frightened the small children away
And our talk was oldand dust would flow
Thru our veins and Lo! it was midnight
Back o' the kitchen door
Like the grim faceon the Cathedral floor
And the solid book we wrote
Cannot be found today
And it was Stalking time for the Moonboys
The Bewlay Brothers
With our backs on the arch
In the Devil-may-be-here
But He can't sing about that
Oh, And we were Gone
Real Cool Traders
We were so Turned On
You thought we were Fakers
Now the dress is hung,the ticket pawned
The Factor Max that proved the fact
Is melted down
And woven on the edging of my pillow
Now my Brother lays upon the Rocks
He could be dead, He could be not
He could be You
He's Camelian, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature
"Shooting-up Pie-in-the-Sky"
The Bewlay Brothers
In the feeble and the Bad
The Bewlay Brothers
In the Blessed and Cold
In the Crutch-hungry Dark
Was where we flayed our Mark
Oh, and we were Gone
Kings of Oblivion
We were so Turned On
In the Mind-Warp Pavilion
Lay me place and bake me Pie
I'm starving for me Gravy
Leave my shoes, and door unlocked
I might just slip away
Just for the Day, Hey!
Please come Away, Hey!

You skipped reading all the lyrics just to look at the picture, right?
You're forgiven.

6 comments:

S said...

ah, yes. i must admit, i scrolled to the picture.

Touche19 said...

you got me! But I read half of it. Cool stuff.

I will attempt to scan in a yearbook photo of colton by next post, and I ADORE the Chloe ad in your side bar! You are too creative with your witty little titles my dear!!!

alluretone said...

you got me also, lol.

S. said...

That image is AMAZING but, who would expect less from Bowie?

Crazy Eddie said...

You crack me up missy...

Interesting words.

Isabel said...

I am obsessed with David Bowie. I got Hunky Dory for Christmas actually. If you like Bowie, then you might want to check out Danny Michel's cd of Bowie covers called 'Loving the Alien'. Danny Michel is from Guelph, and his version of Young Americans made me cry!