Brian Eno is MORE DARK THAN SHARK
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LYRICS - MISCELLANEOUS TRACKS
"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno

Seven Deadly Finns
[7" vinyl single A-side b/w Later On, 1974]

Oh oh the French Girls with the string of pearls
Think it's such a burning shame
That the local boys with their country joys
Never make them daisy chains
They're swopping disappointing incidents
While at the docks another ship pulls in
And suddenly the door breaks down (ooh la la)
It's the Seven Deadly Finns

Oh oh oh soldiers and sailors
Have all been here before
Gigolos and governments
Have tumbled through the door
Because they need all those French girls with all their kiss curls
And powder in their guns
And the Seven Finns with the deadly grins
Tend to measure beauty in tons.

The first is a freak with a masochistic streak
And the second is a kitten up a tree
The third is a flirt with an awful print skirt
And the fourth is pretending to be me
The fifth wears a mac and never turns his back
The sixth never shows his eyes
But the seventh Deadly Finn is so tall and slim
'He shoulda never been with those guys'.

Although variety's the spice of life
A steady rhythm is the source
Simplicity's the crucial thing
Systematically of course (work it all out like Norbert Wiener)
So when those French girls say to you
'Would you like your ashes raked?'
You'll have to take their word for it
It's the only thing to take...

Big Day
[album-track from Phil Manzanera's Diamond Head, 1975]

Taking our time before it's through
Passing our days in old shoes
Sister - think I'm returning to Peru
Wish that I never came here
They can't pronounce my name here
Everyone asks me Where's Peru?

In Peru we've lenghtened the day
In Peru we've strenghtened the dollar
There are mountains piercing our skies
And the ocean at our shores
I will save up all of my wages
Even retail crumby cosmetics
I will work my passage in stages
As the winter slips away.

Miles of golden beaches
Excellent wines and features
Mister - take a week off in Gay Peru
Penitent monks to stare at
Colonial dons in old straw hats
Everyone's there in old Peru
Oo-poo-Peru

Miss Shapiro
[album-track from Phil Manzanera's Diamond Head, 1975]

All the peasants in the squares
At their tables and their chairs
Set to salvage certain numbers
From the wonder of the tundra
And the muses in the gloom
Counting needles in their rooms
On the carpet in the corner
In a kind of secret slumber
While the in formation rain
Slashed the dirty window pane to the square.

Smoky broads and smoky windows in the square
Come come charmer come on over for the day
Disappearing cocoa forests flash and die
Fortunes crumble all demolished in the bay.

Over forty pointed people
In the perfect pointed steeple
Looked to see the lucky number
Yes the wonder of the Tundra
Had come up to fame and fortune
Singing his tune, my tune, your tune
Wooing daughters of the gifted
On the carpets of the courtrooms
While the tickets were expensive
The show was quite relentless in the square.

Smoky broads and smoky windows in the square
Come come charmer come on over for the day
Disappearing cocoa forests flash and die
Fortunes crumble all demolished in the bay

Dalai Llama lama puss puss
Stella maris missa nobis
Miss a dinner Miss Shapiro
Shampoos pot-pot pinkies pampered
Movement hampered like at Christmas
Ha-ha isn't life a circus
Round in circles like the Archers
Always stiff or always starchy
Yes it's happening and it's fattening
And it's all that we can get into the show.

Smoky broads and smoky windows in the square
Come come charmer come on over for the day
Disappearing cocoa forests flash and die
Fortunes crumble all demolished in the bay

RAF
[7" vinyl single B-side b/w King's Lead Hat, 1977]

[German voices]

The seats are so uncomfortable, too.
You know, you never realize it.
Guess I might as well go do my makeup.
In case we get out of this thing I want to look good for those pictures.
That's my only claim to fame this Fall.
You know, this might be your only contribution to being alive.
Think anyone's worried about you?
Think anyone's worried about you?

[more German voices]

Ohh! No sacrifice!

Grandfather's House
[track from the Brian Eno / John Cale maxi-single CD One Word, 1990]

This house was built by my grandfather's hand.
Before I was accused of theft.
The boat was sold for eighty thousand pounds.
The work is now at an end.
It is rumour that he's gone.
It is rumour that he's gone.
The mountaintops were covered in snow.
Dinner wasn't served until nine.
The windows were painted three weeks ago
And we closed them one by one.
The work is now at an end.
The work is now at an end.
I played with my children all afternoon.
The plane took off at quarter past three.
In the house that was built by my grandfather's hand.
I stood accused of theft.

Are They Thinking Of Me?
[studio outtake, 1991]

They were always alone
And the way was a fear
Hunger always around
They were under the waves

I will humbly abide
Are they over the sea?
Are they hungry above?
Are they thinking of me?

In the way of the world
Where there's always a wave
And I try to explain
There ain't no words to hear

In the sum of the world
Is there anyone close?
Are they hungry above?
How could anyone know?

Are they hungry again?
It was all through the wood
Are they all running out?
And the wolves at the door

Are they hungry out there?
Are they thinking of me?
In the realms out there
How could anyone know?

In the way of the world...

A Different Kind Of Blue
[album-track from Passengers' Original Soundtracks 1, 1995]

Those cars
All new
So small
Down there

From here
So high
We drift
We fly

With the twilight breaking through
A different kind of blue

More lights
Blue signs
All gold
All new

So small
So high
Down there
Tonight

With the twilight breaking through
It's a different kind of blue

With the twilight breaking through
It's a different kind of blue

Draw One Animal
[album-track from Brian Eno's Curiosities: Volume 1, 2003]

Write the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
Just draw one animal.

Write the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
Just draw one animal.

Write the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
Just draw one animal.

Write the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...

Write the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
Just draw one animal.

Write the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
Just draw one animal.

Just draw one animal.

Write the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
the name...
Just draw one animal.

Write the name...
the name...
the name...

Luneburg Heath
[album-track from Harmonia & Eno '76's Tracks And Traces, 2009]

Don't get lost on
Luneburg Heath
Don't get lost on
Luneburg Heath

Don't get lost on
Luneburg Heath
Don't get lost on
Luneburg Heath

Don't get lost on
Luneburg Heath
Don't get lost on
Luneburg Heath

Don't get lost on
Luneburg Heath
Don't get lost on
Luneburg Heath


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