Oh, and we were Gone / Kings of Oblivion

Lay me place and bake me Pie

I'm starving for me Gravy

Leave my shoes, and door unlocked

I might just slip away

Sighing, the swirl through the streets

Like the crust of the sun

The Bewlay Brothers

In our Wings that Bark

Flashing 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

Something I grew up with; far better than the more recent work as so often, alas. I wouldn't know how to interpret the lyric of this song other than suggesting that there are layers of ghosts within it.


* Fat Bottomed Girls: "I've been singing with my band / Across the water, across the land / I've seen every blue eyed floozy on the way / But their beauty and their style / Went kind of smooth after a while / Take me to them naughty ladies every time"
* Torygraph: 100 greatest songs of all time By Neil McCormick. Oh man, look at those cavemen go.
* Should I kiss the vipers fang / Or herald loud the death of man?

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By Kevin O'Neill (not verified) on 11 Jan 2016 #permalink

Maybe it's our age - but Hunky Dory was where I went this morning too. Which is odd because I didn't hear this until I was in college, 15 years after it came out.

I agree. "Hunky Dory" was the high point, and although "Ziggy Stardust" was also pretty good, "Aladdin Sane" was the start of a downhill trend. Also, was "stream of warm impermanence" a precient description of WUWT?

Oops. s/precient/prescient.