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"Collideascope" is a song by Andy Partridge under the pseudonym "Sir John Johns." It appeared on the 1987 The Dukes of Stratosphear LP Psonic Psunspot and the co-released CD compilation Chips from the Chocolate Fireball. The title is a portmanteau of "collide" and "kaleidoscope."

The demo appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 3 in 2003.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “ ‘Collideascope’ is Lennon — except that the chords were picked because they sound like The Move's ‘Blackberry Way’ — it's The Move stealing from The Beatles. I had the lyrics for it in 1978 but didn't use them because I thought they weretoo psychedelic. The sound effects are from the film Nearest And Dearest with Jimmy Jewell and Hilda Baker . . . and there's a scream from the BBC sound effects library.”

Gary Pig Gold: “More Lennon (‘Walrus’) / Rutles especially chord progression and voice overs on intro.”

Andy (on the demo): “Lazy git that I am, there's no attempt to put anything like drums at all on this lo-fi feast. Merely me stamping on the floorboards. Written for The Dukes Of Stratosphear's second outing, which in my head at that time was potentially titled Songs From The Knobstick Knebula, this is my attempt to do a bit of a Lennon. See track 14 [‘Strawberry Fields Forever’] for an earlier tryout.”

LyricsEdit

Collideascope

Careful, don't look down the wrong end

You will see ships that fall out of the sky

Who put that nail in your eye

You make me want to cry with your...


Collideascope

Everything looks smashed and broken

You will see fishes that drown in the sea

If you don't alter your mind

I'd hate you to go blind why don't you


Wakey Wakey Wakey

Little Sleeper

If you doze much longer

Then life turns to dreaming

Wakey Wakey Wakey

Little Sleeper

If you doze much longer

Then dreams turn to nightmares


Collideascope

Everything looks topsy turvy

You will see one young girl split into two

One half who's false one half true

You better get your glue ready


Wakey Wakey Wakey

Little Sleeper

If you doze much longer

Then life turns to dreaming

Wakey Wakey Wakey

Little Sleeper

If you doze much longer

Then dreams turn to nightmares


Collideascope

Careful don't look down the wrong end

All the world's colours will crash into one

Monochrome living's no fun

You're staring down a gun with your

Collideascope

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