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(left voice) Candy-screen wrappers of silkscreen fantastic Requiring memories both lovely and guilt-free Lurid and lovely with twilight of ages Luscious and lovely and filthy with laughter Laconic giggles, ennui for the passions In order to justify most spurious desires Rectify moments most serious and urgent To hail upon the face of most odious time Requiring replies most facile and vacuous With words nearly singed with the heartbeat of passions Spew forth with the grace of a tart going under A subject of a great concern, noble origin

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(right voice) Denigrate obtuse and active, verbs, pronouns Skewer the sieve of the optical sewer Release the handle that holds all the gates up Puncture the eyeballs that seep all the muck up Read all the books and the people worth reading And still see the muck on the sky of the ceiling (left/right voice) Please raise the flag, rosy, red carpet envy (Mister Moonlight, succulent, smooth and gorgeous) English used here, this messenger is nervous (Isn't it nice? We're number one and so forth) It's not fun at all, out here in the hall (Isn't it sweet being unique?)

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(left voice) For screeching and yelling and various offenses Loving the queen and bend her over the tub Against the state, the country, the committee Hold her head under the water, please, for an hour For groveling and spewing and various offenses Puncture that bloat with the wing of a sparrow The inverse, the obverse, the converse, the reverse The sharpening wing of the edge of a sparrow For suitable reckonings too numerous to mention As the queen is fat, she is devoured by rats

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There is one way to skin a cat or poison a rat It is here-forth, here to thee, forthrightly stated (right voice) Relent and obverse and inverse and perverse And reverse the inverse of perverse and reverse And reverse and reverse and reverse and chop it And pluck it and cut it and spit it and sew it To joy on the edge of a cyclop and spin it To rage on the edge of a cylindrical minute (left/right voice)

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Put down that rag, simpering, callow and morose (Dear Mister Muse, fellow of wit and gentry) Who let you in? If I knew, then I could get out (Medieval ruse, filling the shallow and empty) The murder you see is a mystery to me (Fools that duel, duel in pools) (left voice) To Rembrandt and Oswald, to peanuts and ketchup Sanctimonious sycophants stir in the bushes Up to the stand with your foot on the Bible As king, I must order and constantly arouse If you swear to catch up and throw up and up-up A king full of virgin and kiss me and spin it Excuse me to wallow and wander dark wonders Divest me of robes, sutures, Harry and pig-meat

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The fate of a nation rests hard on your bosoms The king on his throne puts his hand down his robe The torture of inverse and silkscreen and Harry And set the tongue squealing the reverse and inverse (right voice) Tantalize poets with visions of grandeur As their faces turn blue with the reek of the compost As the living try hard to retain what the dead lost With double-dead sickness from writing at what cost And business and business and reverse and reverse And set the brain reeling the inverse and inverse

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(left/right voice) Objections suffice, apelike and tactile bassoon (English arcane, tantamount here to frenzy) Oboe-ing me, cordon the virus' section (Passing for me, lascivious elder passion) Off to the left is what is not right (Corpulent filth disguised as silk) (left voice) Contempt, contempt, and contempt for the boredom I shall poison the city and sink it with fire For cordless and Harry and ape-pig and scissor The messenger's wig seems fraught with desire For blueberry picnics and pince-nez and magpies

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The messenger's skirt, would you please hook it higher? For children and adults, all those under ninety How truly disgusting, would you please put it down? A stray in this fray is no condom worth saving As king, I'm quite just, but it's just quite impossible A robe and a robe and a robe and a bat No double-class inverse could make lying worth dying (right voice) With cheap simian melodies, hillbilly out-gush For illiterate ramblings, for cheap understanding For misunderstanding, the simple, the inverse The compost, the reverse, the obtuse and stupid

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And business and business, and cheap stupid lyrics And simple mass reverse while the real thing is dying (left/right voice) Exit the pig, enter the owl and gorgeous (Folksy knockwurst, peel back the skin of French and...) King on the left, it on the right and primping (What do you find? Follicles intertwining) Adjusting his nose as he reads from his scroll (Succulent prose wrapped up in robes) (left voice) Off with his head, take his head from his neck off Requiring memories both lovely and guilt-free Put out his eyes, then cut his nose off

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Sanctimonious sycophants stir in the bushes Scoop out his brain, put a string where his ears were All the king's horses and all the king's men Swing the whole mess at the end of the wire Scratch out his eyes with the tip of a razor Let the wire extend from the tip of a rose Caroline, Caroline, Caroline, oh But to retain the remnants of what once was a nose Pass me my robe, fill my bath up with water (right voice) Jumpsuit and pig-meat and making his fortune While making them happy with the inverse and obverse

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And making them happy and making them happy With the coy and the stupid, just another dumb lackey Who puts out the one thing while singing the other But the real thing's alone and it is no man's brother (left/right voice) No one knows, no nose is good news and senseless (Safety is nice, not an unwise word spoken) Extend the wine, drink here a toast to selfless (Scary bad dreams made safe in lovely songs) Ten-year-old port is perfect in court (No doom or gloom allowed in this room) (left voice)

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Casbah and cascade and rose-hip and feeling Cascade and cyanide, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven Skull-silly wagon and justice and perverse And reverse the inverse and inverse and inverse Blueberry catalog, questionable earnings Hustler's lament and the rest will in due cry To battle and scramble and browbeat and hurt Whilst chewing on minstrels and choking on dirt Disease, please, seems the order of the day Please the king, please the king, please the king day Casbah and cascade and rose-hip and feeling Point of order, return the kings here to the ceiling

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(right voice) Oh, not to be whistled or studied or hummed Or remembered at nights when the eye is alone But to skewer and ravage and savage and split With the grace of a diamond and bellicose wit To stun and to stagger with words as such stone That those who do hear cannot again return home (left/right voice) Razzamatazz, there's nothing on my shoulder (Hello to Ray, hello Godiva and Angel) Lust is a must, shaving my head's made me bolder (Who let you in? Isn't it nice, the party?) Will you kindly read what it was I brought thee? (Aren't the lights pretty at night?)

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(left voice) And sick leave and sorrow and pincers make scissors Regard and refrain from the daughters of marriage Regards for the elders and youngest in carriage Regard and regard for the inverse and perverse And obverse and diverse, of reverse and reverse Regard from the sick, the dumb, and the camel From pumps storing water, like brain is to marrow To x-ray and filthy and cutting and peeling To skin and to skin and to bone and to structure To livid and pallid and turgid and structured And structured and structured and structured and structured

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And regard and refrain, and regard and refrain The sick and the dumb, inverse, reverse and perverse (right voice) Contempt, contempt and contempt for the seething For writhing and reeling and two-bit reportage For sick with the body and sinister holy The drown-burst blue babies now dead on the seashore The valorous horseman who hang from the ceiling The pig on the carpet, the dusty pale jism That has no effect for the sick with the see-saw

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The inverse, obverse, converse, reverse of inverse The diverse and converse of reverse and perverse And sweet pyrotechnics and let's have another Of inverse, converse, diverse, perverse and reverse Hell's graveyard is damned as they chew on their brains The slick and the scum reverse, inverse and perverse (left/right voice) Plowing while it's done away (Sick upon the staircase) Dumb and ready pig-meat (Sick upon the carpet) Sick upon the carpet (Blood upon the pillow)

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Climb into the casket (Climb into the parapet) Safe within the parapet (See the church bells gleaming) Sack is in the parapet (Knife that scrapes a sick plate) Pigs are out and growling (Dentures full of air holes) Slaughter by the seashore (The tailor couldn't mend straight) See the lifeguard drowning (Shoot her full of air holes) Sea is full of fishes (Climbing up the casket) Fishes full of china (Take me to the casket) China plates are falling (Teeth upon her red throat) All fall down (Screw me in the daisies) Sick and shiny carpet (Rip apart her holler) Lie before my eyes-eyes (Snip the seas fantastic)

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Lead me to the ceiling (Treat her like a sailor) Walk upon the wall-wall (Full and free and nervous) Tender as the green grass (Out to make his fortune) Drink the whisky horror (Either this or that way) See the young girls dancing (Sickly or in good health) Flies upon the beaches (Piss upon a building) Beaches are for sailors (Like a dog in training) Nuns across the sea-wall (Teach to heel or holler) Black-hood horseman raging (Yodel on a sing-song) Swordsman eating fire (Down upon the carpet) Fire on the carpet (Tickle polyester) Set the house a-blazing (Sick within the parapet)

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Seize and bring it flaming (Screwing for a dollar) Gently to the ground-ground (Sucking on a firehose) Dizzy Bell Miss Fortune (Chewing on a rubber line) Fat and full of love-juice (Tied to chairs and rarebits) Drip it on the carpet (Pay another player) Down below the firehose (Oh, you're such a good lad) Weep and whisky fortune (Here's another dollar) Sail me to the moon, dear (Tie him to the bedpost) Drunken, dungeon sailors (Sick with witches' covens) Headless, Roman horsemen (Craving for a raw meat) The king and queen are empty (Bones upon the metal) Their heads are in the outhouse (Sick upon the circle) Fish upon the water (Down upon the carpet) Bowl upon the savior (Down below the parapet) Toothless, wigged Laureate (Waiting for your bidding) Plain and full of fancy (Pig upon a carpet) Name upon a letterhead (Tumenescent railroad) Impressing all the wheat germ (Neuro-anaesthesia analog) Love you for a nickel (Ready for a good look) Maul you for a quarter (Drooling at the birches) Set the casket flaming (Swinging from the birches) Do not go gentle, blazing (Succulent Nebraska)

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