Happy Family

Album: Lizard (1970)
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  • Happy family, one hand clap, four went by and none come back
    Brother Judas, ash and sack, swallowed aphrodisiac
    Rufus, Silas, Jonah too sang, "We'll blow our own canoes"
    Poked a finger in the zoo, punctured all the ballyhoo

    Whipped the world and beat the clock, wound up with their share of stock
    Silver Rolls from golden rock, shaken by a knock, knock, knock
    Happy family, wave that grin, what goes round must surely spin
    Cheesecake, mousetrap, Grip-Pipe-Thynne cried out, "We're not Rin Tin Tin"

    Uncle Rufus grew his nose, threw away his circus clothes
    Cousin Silas grew a beard, drew another flask of weird
    Nasty Jonah grew a wife, Judas drew his pruning knife
    Happy family one hand clap, four went on but none came back

    Happy family, pale applause, each to his revolving doors
    Silas searching, Rufus neat, Jonah caustic, Jude so sweet
    Let their sergeant mirror spin if we lose the barbers win
    Happy family one hand clap, four went on but none came back Writer/s: Peter John Sinfield, Robert Fripp
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Razor from London, EnglandThe instrumental middle part sounds free-improvised, but isn't. All the "soloists" had to record short phrases, separately, and try to co-ordinate them with each other. (Well, however they did it, it sounds incredible!) The same thing happened on the "Bolero" track on the same album.
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