"Meet James Ensor" as written by John Linnell and John Flansburgh....
Meet James Ensor
Belgium's famous painter
Dig him up and shake his hand
Appreciate the man

Before there were junk stores
Before there was junk
He lived with his mother and the torments of Christ
The world was transformed
A crowd gathered round
Pressed against his window so they could be the first

To meet James Ensor
Belgium's famous painter
Raise a glass and sit and stare
Understand the man

He lost all his friends
He didn't need his friends
He lived with his mother and repeated himself
The world has forgotten
The world moved along
The crowd at his window went back to their homes

Meet James Ensor
Meet James Ensor
Belgium's famous painter
Dig him up and shake his hand
Appreciate the man


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"Meet James Ensor" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentWell, it's a song about James Ensore, the relativly famous artist. It's a few basic facts about his life and times. I guess. . .
    Kid_Handsomeon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song!!
    Emily1014on April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so cool, not the person himself, but like the whole enthusiasm that he talks about this guy is so groovy!
    Polecaton November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, its awesome. The whole song is true aswell, about his life and stuff
    kachingoon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe line about the "torments of Christ" refer to Ensor's only actual painting.

    The remainder of his paintings were more or less just copies of his original, so people stopped coming.
    beau99on June 30, 2010   Link

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