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"Holly Up on Poppy" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1992 album Nonsuch.

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

QuotesEdit

Andy: “My daughter calls her rocking horse Poppy. Originally the song was titled ‘Holly High on Poppy’ but people thought it was about drugs. Even now someone's said it's about dying of cancer and taking drugs to ease the pain. But it's really about my daughter and her rocking horse.”

Andy (on the demo): “When Holly rode her rocking horse ‘Poppy’, she would say ‘Daddy, I like its Poppy song’. That song was the low rhythmic rumble and high un-oiled squeak of its moving parts. I tried to capture that in this demo from 11th of May 1990. Of course I failed, but isn't that the curse and motivation of all art? To bottle the unbottleable. I also have a rocking horse fixation, but you knew that.”

LyricsEdit

Holly up on Poppy

Canter never stop

She has escaped from the world

Where they bake beautiful girls


Holly up on Poppy

Trotting to the top

She talks and banners unfurl

Their secrets crayoned in swirls


Everyday I

Have to pluck up

Courage to look her in the eyes

The eyes of storms

Anyway I

Love to watch her

Ride and play the alchemy

That love performed

Laughing


Holly up on Poppy

Canter never stop

She has escaped from the world

Where they bake beautiful girls


Holly up on Poppy

Trotting to the top

She talks and banners unfurl

Their secrets crayoned in swirls


Everytime I

Look at my watch

I'm reminded we are poor

In hours per day


Every second

Spent with her's a bulging wallet overstuffed

With angels pay

Laughter!

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