captain beefheart electricity

BEATLE BONES AND SMOKIN' STONES
the lyrics


 

ICE CREAM FOR CROW

SIDE ONE



ICE CREAM FOR CROW

it's so hot
looks like you have three beaks, crow
the moon's so full
white hat on a pumpkin
you know there's something
the moon was a stone's throw
stop the show
i need to say hello to the crow
light the fire piano
the moon showed up
and it started to show
tonight there would be ice cream
ice cream for crow
ice cream by night
sun cream by day
[repeat of last three sentences]
the sun ain't stable
ice cream for crow
crow pants the scarecrow
crow dance ah ho ho
crow dance
a panther
scarecrow you answer
you can hee and haw
laugh and scratch
ha ha ha [2x]
boss and toss
don't shake my hand
give me your claw
two tears in a haystack
scarecrow get back
tonight there will be
a feather treatment
beneath the symbol
we'll all assemble
oh how we'll fly
oh how we'll tremble
cut the cake
we'll all get well
turn up the speakers
hop flop squawk
it's a keeper
ice cream for show
oh ice cream for crow
now now that's it
now you can go


***


THE HOST THE GHOST THE MOST HOLY-O

why, not even a rustler would have anything to do
with this branded bum steer world
this pirate flag headlong disaster course vessel
misguided charted this nautical numbskull hull
sink in silence smoke - blow your chest out in hope
sits spread-eagle on poor men
piled high on thruth mountain - last peak in clarity's chain
you'll not be thrown but dive and sink
your pockets filled with earthly burdens
when they could be filled with light and back with wings
the sky is dark in daytimes
and still the blackbirds beauty lyrics clean
sing you brothers and end this miserable thing
and brush the dark sky in light
and let the moon bell crack and ring
upon the mast of mercy
for she is a beautiful thing
i watched her cut with clarity
the sea of satan's red rolling hatred waters
that stung my eyes with vile, vile brine
and clung the vine that took mary's only son
god in vain to slaughter
i can't darken your dark cross door no more
the light lovely one with the nothing door
and oh that pours life water
this is a toast to the ghost the host
this is a toast to the most holy-ous ghost
this is a toast to the ghost, the most holy-o
this is a toast to the ghost, the host


***
 

SEMI-MULTICOLOURED CAUCASIAN

an instrumental, so no lyrics


***


HEY GARLAND, I DIG YOUR TWEED COAT

originally a poem


***
 

EVENING BELL

an instrumental, so no lyrics


***


CARDBOARD CUTOUT SUNDOWN

you hardly know a day goes by
in the cardboard cutout sundown
the moon popped up like a gallery duck
sipped up gold from the sunny cup
and longhorns sawed the buggy grass
and a cowboy blew a harp sitting on his chapped ass
and the prairie flowers didn't look a bit queer
and the stars struck the sand cartwheeled
and poked in the prairie
a cactus juice stand the only place the crows couldn't land
the bluebottle flies were as big as a cowboy's eyes
and their buzz was as loud as rattlers
a fire engine red whistle blows raspberries
in a cloud of whipped steam
a tungle weed ran out black patent yarn stinkbug hoops
from above a living mail thriving dot
in perfect sympathy with the cardboard cutout sundown
[repeat of first two sentences]


***

TURN TO SIDE TWO

 

click clack to the power station, the news or the other LYRICS


captain beefheart electricity
as felt by teejo

^