Images in the lyrics were inspired in part by the surrealist collages in "Une Semaine de Bonte" by the artist Max Ernst.
Note: This track appears on the 2018 vinyl-only compilation Zru Vogue: Assembly For Body Movements on French label Musiques Electroniques Actuelles.
Dissolving in the shadows of the darkest of the trees
A woman is submitting as he's brought her to her knees
The other-worldly elements have this day come to life
Men with the heads of animals are beating on the wife
Expressing the emotions of the darkest of desires
A poet is reciting from the window of the spires
A nude entwined in deadly vines is dangling in the trees
Seemingly unnoticed as the time begins to freeze
Now... Now... Right now! Now!
Immobile black inventions of a thousand years ago
The natives restless run amok the tainted bungalow
A winged fish invites the ogres in the sordid cage
Where infants sporting haloes offer egos on parade
Now... Right now... Sing it now... Now!
The eyelids spread around the head extend the afterlife
Where bodies dance a mindless trance induced by Caesar's wife
The spectral being of Breton's ghost is halfway through the door
As elsewhere several serving maids fall laughing to the floor
A body blue inanimate insensitive to sound
Falls through the trees with languid ease and crawls across the ground
A lion-headed demon cries a single salty tear
Into the pool where demons drool, immobilized in fear
Now! Now! Look a little closer, now - to see the inside, now!
Lyrics by Andrew L. Jackson
from Zruism: Zru Vogue 1980-84,
released January 1, 1998
Rick Cuevas: Bass, synthesizer, octave guitars
Andrew L. Jackson: Vocals, guitar, drum programming
Lawan Angélique: Synthesizer solo
Composed by Andrew Lawrence Jackson and Rick Cuevas.
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