More News From Nowhere

I walk into the corner of my room

see my friends in high places

I dont know which is which or who is whom

theyve stolen each others faces

Janet is there w/ her hi-hatting hair

full of bedroom feathers

Janet is known to make dead men groan

in any kind of weathers

I crawl over to her

I say –hey baby I say –hey Janet

–you are the one/ you are the sun

& I’m yr dutiful planet–

but she aint down w/ any of that

shes heard that shit before

I say –ah ha o yeah youre right

cause I see Betty X standing by the door

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more news from nowhere

& its getting strange in here

yeah it gets stranger every year

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now Betty X is like Betty Y

minus that fatal chromosome

her hair is like the wine dark sea

on which sailors come home

I say –hey baby– I say –hey Betty X

(I lean close up to her throat)

–this light you are carrying is like a lamp

hanging from a distant boat

–It is my light– said Betty X

Betty X says –this light aint yours!!!

& so much wind blew through her words

that I went rolling down the hall

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more news from nowhere

& its strange in here

yeah it gets stranger every year

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more news from nowhere

I turn another corner/ I go down a corridor

& I see this guy

he must be about 100 foot tall

& he only has one eye

he asks me for my autograph

I write –nobody– & then

I wrap myself up in my woolly coat

& blind him w/ my pen

cause someone must of stuck something in my drink

everything was getting strange looking

1/2 the people had turned into squealing pigs

that the other 1/2 were cooking

–let me out of here!!!– I cried

& I went pushing past

& I saw Miss Polly!!! singing with some girls

I cried, –strap me to the mast!!!!!–

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its getting strange in here

& it gets stranger every year

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then a black girl w/ no clothes on

danced across the room

we charted the progress of the planets

around that boogie-woogie moon

I called her my nubian princess

I gave her some sweet-back bad-ass jive

I spent the next seven yrs between her legs

pining for my wife

but by and by it all went wrong

I felt all washed-up on the shore

she stared down at me from up in the storm

as I sobbed upon the floor

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& dont it make you feel alone

& dont it make you wanna get right-on home

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here comes Alina w/ two black eyes

she’s given herself a transfusion

she’s filled herself w/ panda blood

to avoid all the confusion

I said –the sun rises & falls w/ you–

& various things about love

but a rising violence in me

cut all my circuits off

Alina she starts screaming

her cheeks are full of psychotropic leaves

her extinction was nearly absolute

when she turned her back on me

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more news from nowhere

& its getting strange in here

yeah it gets stranger every year

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I bumped bang crash into Deanna

hanging pretty in the door frame

all the horrors that have befallen me

well Deanna is to blame

every time I see you babe

you make me feel so all alone

& I wept my face into her dress

long after she’d gone home

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more news from nowhere

& dont it make you feel alone

dont it make you wanna get right back home

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dont it make you feel so sad

dont the blood rush to yr feet

to think that everything you do today

tomorrow is obsolete

technology & women

& little children too

dont it make you feel blue

dont it make you feel blue

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dont it make you feel alone

dont it make you wanna get right back home

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goodbye /goodbye/goodbye