Cellophane Drama

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A song about the absurdity of so-called real life, “Cellophane Drama” is a new song I wrote for Club Zru. In many respects it’s a classic Andy/Zru song, the structure of which is inspired by Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy era Eno songs like “The True Wheel.” The first verse references and updates “Blue Room” (“Here I am wearing pajamas” vs. “Laying on my pillows/wearing a kimono” which was undoubtedly true as I wrote the song first thing in the morning after waking from a dream; Rick and I recorded it the next day). -ALJ

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Lyrics:

Another night of crazy dreams
Re-enacting a past that never happened
Here I am wearing pajamas
One absurd creature in a cellophane drama

Sinking feelings of creature comforts
On paper horses, we freak the night fantastic
Oblivion, making a soundtrack
To take to work in this cellophane dream

My life is an absurd recreation
Time, life, in an imaginary world
Shelf life, as I contemplate my fate
I wanna stay fresh past my expiration date

I’m faking it again, I mean, why stop now?
I take another picture to layer the cake
Licking the frosting, it’s a taste sensation
An urbane drama with no second takes

My cellophane drama is a puppet show on ice
In my cellophane drama, I never think twice
I’m acting out my sentence in a never-ending comma
In my blue period, it’s only a phrase

My life is an absurd recreation
Time, life, in an imaginary world
Shelf life, as I contemplate my fate
I wanna stay fresh past my expiration date

Peak time!
Flex time!
All time!
All mine!
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Lyrics ©2010 Andrew L. Jackson

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from Club Zru, released October 1, 2010
Andrew: Vocals, electric guitar, percussion
Rick: Bass, electric guitar, Yamaha synthesizer, drums and percussion

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Zru Vogue San Francisco, California

Avant-Pop, Art-Funk, Surrealist Indie Rock from the San Francisco Bay Area. Zru Vogue's first single "Nakweda Dream" (1981) is an early post-punk classic. Band members Andrew Lawrence Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne continue to create inspired new music for postmoderns. ... more

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