Saturday, March 22, 2008

Welcoming the Vernal Equinox with XTC



Easter Theater - XTC

Easter Theatre
Lyric by: Andy Partridge


Gold sun rolls around
Chocolate nipple brown
Tumble from your arms
Like the ground your breasts swell
Land awake from sleep
Hares will kick and leap
Flowers climb erect
Smiling from the moist kiss of her rainbow mouth

Stage left
Enter Easter and she's dressed in yellow yolk
Stage right
Now the son has died, the father can be born
Stand up
If we'd all breathe in and blow away the smoke
New life, we'd applaud her new life

Odin mounts the tree
Bleeds for you and me
Splashing on the lamb
Gamboling with spring step
Buds will laugh and burst
Racing to be first
Turning all the soil
As the prompter's fingers through her spinning script

Stage left
Enter Easter and she's dressed in yellow yolk
Stage right
Now the son has died, the father can be born
Stand up
If we'd all breathe in and blow away the smoke
New life, we'd applaud her new life

Easter... in her bonnet
Easter... in her hair
Easter... are the ribbons
She ties everywhere

Stage left
Enter Easter and she's dressed in yellow yolk
Stage right
Now the son has died, the father can be born
Stand up
If we'd all breathe in and blow away the smoke
In her bonnet
Easter... everywhere
Easter...

6 comments:

  1. Gurrrl.

    Where EVER did you get the lyrics to this amazing Non-Pop Opus?

    Mr. Partridge is just too brilliant for words.

    Thank you.

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  2. I love me some XTC. This is fabulous. I was about to head to bed and then realized I had not stopped by... so glad that I did!!!

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  3. Love XTC. 'Apple Venus' was an utter triumph. Long may they run.

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  4. I'm glad that you guys stopped by!

    I agree with you, CR - it's no exageration to say Andy Partridge is brilliant. Apple Venus IS a triumph - that's the perfect word to describe it. One of my favorite records of recent years.

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  5. Oooh! I love XTC. Skylarking is one of my all time favorite seasonal CDs.

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  6. Dcup: their albums do tend to be thematic, don't they? Skylarking is an awesome recording!

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