The Bewlay Brothers

Album: Hunky Dory (1971)
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  • And so the story goes they wore the clothes
    They said the things to make it seem improbable
    Whale of a lie like they hope it was

    And the good men tomorrow had their feet in the wallow
    And their heads of brawn were nicer shorn
    And how they bought their positions with saccharin and trust
    And the world was asleep to our latent fuss
    Sighing's swirl through the streets like the crust of the sun, the Bewlay Brothers

    In our wings that bark
    Flashing teeth of brass
    Standing tall in the dark
    Oh, and we were gone
    Hanging out with your dwarf men
    We were so turned on
    By your lack of conclusions

    I was stone and he was wax so he could scream and still relax
    And we frightened the small children away
    And our talk was old and dust would flow
    Through our veins and though it was midnight back at the kitchen door
    Like the grim face on the cathedral floor
    The solid book we wrote cannot be found today
    And it was stalking time for the moon boys, the Bewlay Brothers

    With our backs on the arch
    And if the Devil may be here
    But he can't sing about that
    Oh, and we were gone
    Real cool traders
    We were so turned on
    You thought we were fakers

    And now the dress is hung, the ticket pawned
    The factor max that proved the fact is melted down
    Woven on the edging of my pillow
    And my brother lays upon the rocks
    He could be dead, he could be not, he could be you
    He's chameleon, comedian, Corinthian and caricature
    Shooting up pie in the sky
    Bewlay brothers
    In the feeble, in the bad
    Bewlay brothers

    In the blessed and cold
    In the crutch-hungry dark
    Was where we flayed our mark
    Oh, and we were gone
    Kings of Oblivion
    We were so turned on
    In the night walk pavilion

    Lay me place and bake me pie I'm starving for me gravy
    Leave my shoes, and door unlocked I might just slip away

    Just for the day, ay
    Please come away, ay
    Just for the day, ay
    Please come away, ay
    Please come away, ay
    Just for the day, ay
    Please come away, ay
    Please come away, ay
    Please come away, ay
    Please come away, ay
    Away Writer/s: David Bowie
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 1

  • Mtthewrcdrmmr from Chch, New ZealandWow, who needs acid when you have Bowie? This is definitely one of his most beautiful songs, it has so much depth and the lyrics never seize to amaze me.
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