i took a taxi from la to venus in 1985
i was electromagnetically sucked back
into a party going on that night
it was the glories of the 80's
with karma drawn up in lines
and two bugle boy models saying, 'baby,
it's free-bee you sure look deprived'

i had the 'story of o' in my bucket seat
of my wanna be mustang
auditioning for reptiles in their
racquel welsh campaign

in the glories of the 80's
you said, 'i'm not afraid to die'
i said i don't find that remotely funny
even on this space cake high

and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear

silicone party barbies to the left and
joan of arcs to the right
no one feeling insecure we were
all gorged and famous in our last lives

and the glories of the 80's you said
'the end is nothing to fear' i said
blow the end now baby
who do i gotta shag to get outta here

and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear

sure you're out there orbiting around
wish i had you back now

i met a drag king call venus
she had a velvet hologram she said
'my husband ran off with my shaman
but they love me as i am'

in the glories of the 80's
i may not have to die
i'll clone myself
like that blonde chick
that sings betty davis eyes

and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear


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    General CommentI really like this song. Whenever I listen to it, I get this picture in my head of an 80's club....people dancing and doing coke, and i picture tori with her big hair and leather form her y kant tori read days :)
    disguistipated_101on June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Mainly the honesty of the decadence of that decade. There's the line /and then, just when it all seemed clear you go and disappear/. I knew a lot of great people in the eighties but at the time I didn't always understand them. Now, there's such a void in the art world, people with vision have physically passed on. It's also a stab at political correctness - you can't say this, you can't say that; now everybody has to be called a Spanish American, an African American and I mean, [getting worked up] Oh bloody, fucking hell!!! I understand the abuses that have happened and I absolutely think recompense should be paid, but you don't do it just on a surface level. Everybody thinks that the debt has been paid to the 'quote unquote' Indians who had their land taken away from them because we call them Native Americans. It's hard when everything is so eggshell, eggshell, eggshell. I do miss the eighties. It was great, knowing that friends were on one hand dialing a charity and on the other hand doing a line of blow -- but not lying about it, being honest. None of us are this light and dark fantasy. What's dark to you may be light to me and vice versa."
    merchantpierceon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt to me is a perfect representation of the decadence and idealism of youth. Being 20 years old, I relate to it all too well. As a youths, I think we all feel enlightened and informed and we just don't realize that while we are drinking our beers and smoking our joints that we can loose it as quickly as we got it.
    dazedkidon August 23, 2002   Link

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