Lazy Flies
by Beck

Album: Mutations (1998)
  • Lazy flies all hovering above
    The magistrate he puts on his gloves
    And he looks to the clouds
    All pink and disheveled
    There must be some blueprints,
    Some creed of the devil
    Inscribed in our minds
    A hideous game
    Vanishes in thin air
    The vanity of slaves
    Who wants to be there?
    To sweep the debris
    To harness dead horses
    To ride in the sun
    A life of confessions
    Written in the dust
    Out in the mangroves
    The mynah birds cry
    In the shadows of sulphur
    The trawlers drift by
    They're chewing dried meat
    In a house of disrepute
    The dust of opiates
    And syphilis patients
    On brochure vacations
    Fear has a glare that traps you
    Like searchlights
    The puritans stare
    Their souls are fluorescent
    The skin of a robot
    Vibrates with pleasure
    Matrons and gigolos
    Carouse in the parlor
    Their hand grenade eyes
    Invalid and blind

    Vanishes in thin air
    The vanity of slaves
    Who wants to be there?
    To sweep the debris
    To harness dead horses
    To ride in the sun
    A life of confessions
    Written in the dust Writer/s: Beck Hansen
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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