"Antonin Artaud" as written by Daniel Gaston Ash, Kevin Haskins, David Jay and Peter John Murphy....
The young man held a gun to the head of God
Stick this holy cow
Put the audience in action
Let the slaughtered take a bow
The old man's words, white hot knives
Slicing through warm butter
The butter is the heart
The rancid peeling soul

Scratch pictures on asylum walls
Broken nails and matchsticks
hypodermic hypodermic hypodermic

One man's poison another man's meat
One man's agony another man's treat
Artaud lived with his neck paced firmly in the noose
Eyes black with pain,
Limbs in cramps contorted
The theatre and its double
The void and the aborted


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"Antonin Artaud" as written by David Jay Daniel Gaston Ash

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    General CommentNo comments on antonin artaud?
    This is the most humorous bauhaus song, in my mind.
    It sounds rather punk too.
    zombaton January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the trip that Antonin Artaud, a weird french author, made in Mexico in 1936. He travelled to Tarahumaras land where he experimented Peyotl ( Lophophora Williamsii ) which gave him visions.
    Godeyeson September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Antonin Artaud. Obviously.
    Wauhauson August 09, 2009   Link

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