captain beefheart electricity

BEATLE BONES AND SMOKIN' STONES
the lyrics


 

STRICTLY PERSONAL

SIDE ONE



AH FEEL LIKE AHCID

got a letter up this morning
how do you reckon it read?
red and blue and green
and whoo, all through my head
licked the stamps
saw a movie
dropped the stamp
oh, i ain't got noblues no more, i said
put me up thinking a postman is groovy
i ain't, whoo, i ain't got the blues no more, i said
whoo

well, send me with a letter, lord
drop me with a telegram, i said
my baby walked just like she did
walking on hard-boiled eggs with a --
there's a --
she can steal them
oh, i ain't blue no more, i said
lord, one duck jumped up
lord, and an other one quacking
yes, she got those great big drums sticking out, whoooo
big chicken legs beat when she walks
flapping down the street where i live
well, she's slipping along
easy like fried chicken
grew sort of greasy, easy, hmm
oh, i ain't blue no more
i ain't blue no more, i said
yes, she walked along
crazy like kind of crazy
oh, sort of lazy, sleazy, cheesy
you know what i mean, i said

continues further on!


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SAFE AS MILK

my cigarette died when i washed my face
dropped some drops on an ashtray in a wrong place
oh, woman at my blinds to see spiders spinning lines
it's a-safe as milk [2x]
i never heard it put quite that way
the shape i'm in is a-gone away
they called a day [2x]
yesterday's paper headlines approach
radiator teasing rusty cat sneezing
sopping wet hammer dusty and wheezing
lusty alley whining trashcan blues
children running after rainbows - stocking poor
gracious lady's nylon hanging on to line
jumping onto leg looking mighty fine

sorrow's lollipop lands stick-broken on a dark carnival ground
pop up toaster crackling aluminium rhythm and sound
every day pencil lazy and sharp
the icebox inside looking like a harp
electric bulb been out for years
freezer fumes feed the gas tears
cheese in the corner with a mile long beard
making blue bread dog-eared [several repeats]

i may be hungry but i sure ain't weird


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TRUST US

the path is the mask of love a way a way
the flow is the task above today
there is no other way [2x]
you gotta trust us
when you need a friend
to find us you gotta look within
you gotta trust us [2x]
before you turn to dust [2x]
you gotta see before you see
you gotta be before you be

you gotta trust us
you gotta hear without fear
you gotta feel to reveal
you gotta touch without take
such it is and hate us ain't [2x]

we're for you
love you
with you
love you
just a few

we love you
we tell you
true, we love you
the path is youth
let the dying die
the path is life
let the lying lie
let the dying die
[repeating of parts]

(trust us) [several times]


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AH FEEL LIKE AHCID (continued)

continued from main part:

lord,[unintelligible]
... freight elevator
operating the trashcans
smacking lips, oh, saying:
'the food sure is good', i said
oh, around the corner
up around the alley
half shelled shoes
a-tapping golly golly
shaking like jelly
like heaven, heaven, i said
well, they rolled around the corner
turning up seven come eleven
my lucky number, lord
i feel like i'm in heaven, i said
well i, well i blink my eyes
and i see that movie
lord, it's red, blue and green

continues further on!


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SON OF MIRROR MAN - MERE MAN

mirror [several repeats]
mirror man, mirror me [2x]
mirror man, mirror than
mirror man follow the band
farther than you
oh, farther than me
mirror
mirror day, mirror way
[repeating of parts]
you're a me
[repeating of parts, and free associations]
whoo bop bee boo bop do-be-do


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