Belltown Ramble

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Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born 3 March 1953) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano and bass guitar. more »


Year:
2010
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And you wanna know what is
And also what is not
Don't you, girl?

It's an independent life
And you want to see your eyes 
Reflected in the world

So you go down 4th to Blanchard and
to right on Roq la Rue
Past the Crocodile

Then you slide down 4th again
Where the Claremont used to be
CLA-REM-ONT

Then you find the Uzbek warlord
You collide with Tamerlane
His teeth are brown

Oh he doesn't speak
he prods you
Then he says a burning train
is back in your hometown

Then you roll down Denny Way
past the pink rotating elephant
EXP

And you say well come what may
Now I'm in my element
I'm where I ought to be

But Tamerlane is hot
He's mounted on the elephant
The coffee's on the boil

And he says, what have you got?
You say I don't have anything
He says you must have oil

So you wanna know what is
and also what is not
Don't you girl?

It's an independent life
and you want to see your eyes 
reflected in the world

Look out baby
Seven men are on their way
Seven sets of appetites
have got to be appeased today

Ignorance comes first
then comes Opportunism
Greed is third

Fundamental Faith
Rides in backwards with his eyes shut
listening for the Word

In bowls number five
He needs a bit of elbow room
His name is Haste

He fires off a slew of e-mails
And says, Put your hands together, boys
for six aka Waste

The boys all look around
They looked at number seven 
Reclining in his chair

He's got his headphones on
His head is full of paradise
He isn't there

And you wanna know what is
And also what is not
Don't you girl?

It's an independent life
And you want to see your eyes 
Reflected in the world

Tamerlane and I went to The Two Bells
Back on 4th
Ken poured us some wine
And we said How's it going Ken?
He said it's going north
to Canada
It's going to Canada

You can walk a square
You can walk an oblong
Even just walk straight

You'll still be standing there
Though you think you did the job wrong
You did it great

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