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Brian Eno - Before and after Science

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No One Receiving
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Backwater
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Kurt's Rejoinder
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Side One Side Two
No One Receiving *YouTube Here He Comes
Backwater *YouTube Julie With...
Kurt's Rejoinder *YouTube By This River
Energy Fools The Magician Through Hollow Lands
King's Lead Hat Spider And I

All songs by Eno except By This River by Eno/Roedelius/Moebius

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Lyrics

No One Receiving

It will shine and it will shudder as I guide it with my rudder
On its metalled ways
It will cut the night before it as it leaves the day that saw it
On its metalled ways
Nobody passes us in the deep quiet of the dark sky
Nobody sees us alone out here among the stars
In these metal ways
In these metal days

Through a fault of our designing we are lost among the windings
Of these metal ways
Back to silence back to minus with the purple sky behind us
In these metal ways
Nobody hears us when we're alone in the blue future
No one receiving the radio's splintered waves
In these metal ways
In these metal days
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Backwater

Backwater!
We're sailing at the edges of time
Backwater!
We're drifting at the water-line
Oh, we're floating in the coastal waters
You and me and the porter's daughters
Ooh, what to do? Not a sausage to do.
And the shorter of the porter's daughters
Dips her hand in the deadly waters
Ooh, what to do in a tiny canoe?

Black water!
There were six of us but now we are five
We're all talking
To keep the conversation alive
There was a senator from Ecuador
Who talked about a meteor
That crashed on a hill in the south of Peru
And was found by a conquistador
Who took it to the Emperor
And he passed it on to a Turkish Guru...

His daughter
Was slated for becoming divine
He taught her,
He taught her how to split and define
But if you study the logistics
And heuristics of the mystics
You will find that their minds rarely move in a line
So it's much more realistic
To abandon such ballistics
And resign to be trapped on a leaf in the vine.
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Kurt's Rejoinder

Burger cruising just above the ground, ground, ground
And gunner puts a burnish on his steel
Anna with her feelers moving round, round, round
Is sharpening her needles on the wheel.

Burger Bender bargain blender shine, shine, shine
And gunner burn the leader on the fuse
Bundle up the numbers counting three - six - nine
Here's Anna building webs across our shoes.

Celebrate the loss of one and all, all, all
And separate the torso from the spine
Burger Bender bouncing like a ball, ball, ball
So Burger Bender bargain blender shine.

Do the Do-si-do, do the Mirror Man
Do the Boston Crab, do the Allemande.
(nine times and fade)
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Energy Fools The Magician

Instrumental

Kings Lead Hat

Dark alley dark alley black star
Four turkeys in a big black car
The road is shiny bright shine the wheels slide
Four turkeys going for a dangerous ride
The lacquer crackles black tar the engines roar
A ship was turning broadside to the shore
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
The biology of purpose keeps my nose above the surface Ooh
King's lead hat put the innocence inside her
It will come, it will come, it will surely come
King's lead hat was a mother to desire
It will come, it will come, it will surely come.

In New Delhi smelly Delhi and Hong Kong
They all know that it won't be long
I count my fingers digit counter as night falls
And draw bananas on the bathroom walls
The killer cycles humdrum , the killer hurts
The passage of my life is measured out in shirts
Time and motion motion carried time and tide
All I know and all I have is time
And time and tide is on my side
King's lead hat put the poker in the fire
It will come, it will come, it will surely come
King's lead hat was a mother to desire
It will come, it will come, it will surely come.

The weapon's ready ready Freddy the guns purr
The satellite distorts his voice to a slur
He gives orders finger pie which no-one hears
The king's hat fits over their ears
He takes his mannequin tram line cold turpentine
He tries to dial out 999999999
He dials reception moving finger : he's all alone
He's just a figment on the telephone!
King's lead hat made the Amazon much wider
It will come, it will come, it will surely come
King's lead hat was the poker in the fire
It will come, it will come, it will surely come
King's lead hat was a mother to desire
It will come, it will come, it will surely come
King's lead hat put the innocence inside her
It will come, it will come, it will surely come.
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Here He Comes

Here he comes
The boy who tried to vanish to the future or past
Is no longer here with his sad blue eyes.

Here he comes
He floated away and as he rose above reason
He rose above the clouds, he was seven feet high.

Here he comes
The night is like a glove and he's floating like a dove
That catches the wind in the deep blue sky.

Here he comes
The boy who tried to vanish to another time
Is no longer here with his sad blue eyes.

Here he comes
Here he comes
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Here he comes
The boy who tried to vanish to another place
Sees us following here all one at a time.

Here he comes
And we're checking out each other's supplies
And looking at the eyes of all the others standing in the line.

Here he comes
The night is like a glove and he's floating like a dove
With his deep blue eyes in the deep blue sky.

Here he comes
The boy who tried to vanish to the future or past
Is no longer alone among the dragonflies.

Here he comes
Here he comes
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Who will remember him?
Who will remember him?
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Julie With...

I am on an open sea,
Just drifting as the hours go slowly by.
Julie with her open blouse
Is gazing up into the empty sky
Now it seems to be so strange here
Now it's so blue.
The still sea is darker than before...

No wind disturbs our coloured sails.
The radio is silent, so are we.
Julie's head is on her arm,
Her fingers brush the surface of the sea
Now I wonder if we'll be seen here
Or if time has left us all alone.
The still sea is darker than before...
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By This River

Here we are
Stuck by this river,
You and I
Underneath a sky that's ever falling down, down, down
Ever falling down.

Through the day
As if on an ocean
Waiting here,
Always failing to remember why we came, came, came:
I wonder why we came.

You talk to me
As if from a distance
And I reply
With impressions chosen from another time, time, time,
From another time.
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Through Hollow Lands

Instrumental

Spider And I

Spider and I
Sit watching the sky
On our world without sound.
We knit a web
To catch one tiny fly
For our world without sound.
We sleep in the mornings,
We dream of a ship that sails away,
A thousand miles away.

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