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"Motorcycle Landscape" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1987 home demo cassette collection Jules Verne's Sketchbook, then on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 5 in 2004.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “This jarring piece of metal sprang from a poem of the same name I wrote after a long walk by a rusting canalside. ‘There is a doll's arm floating in the scum, and it's calling you over while it's calling you a bum. . .!’ There's nothing as ugly as mankind. Another MUMMER reject.”

Andy: “Mummer would have been a very different album indeed if this and several other songs had risen to the top of the selection process. Beware, both cream and scum rise to the top, possibly the most metallic thing I've ever (badly) recorded. Another song that grew from a poem. Music partly based on an old Helium Kidz number ‘I'm in Love With the Hurt’.”

LyricsEdit

Modern Hanging Gardens grown from Babylon seeds

While rust pram baby batter sculptures covered in weeds

The grass on the verge has gone old pubic grey

and the children in cement bag clothes won't hurt you if you pay


For there is a doll's arm floating in the scum

and it's calling you over while it's calling you a bum

And it beckons you to brown

And it beckons you to brown

And it thinks it found a chance to drown another in a motorcycle landscape


The only thing that orchards bear are nails of bloody red

On the pavement frogs and contraceptives trodden dead

All that we can reap are tattered gurlie magazines

Torn out genital cigarette burn, girls not in their teens


For there is a doll's arm floating in the scum

and it's calling you over while it's calling you a bum

And it beckons you to brown

And it beckons you to brown

For it thinks it found a chance to drown another in a motorcycle landscape

Gaily as we skip along through fields of needless wire

Glued up youths in high spirits throw kittens on the fire

And down molester alley, the stabbed all roll in bliss

Surely God would never send his son to a world like this?


For there is a doll's arm floating in the scum

and it's calling you over while it's calling you a bum

And it beckons you to brown

And it beckons you to brown

For it thinks it found a chance to drown another in a motorcycle landscape

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