I clambered over mounds and mounds of polystyrene foam
Then fell into a swimming pool filled with fairy snow
And watched the world turn day-glo, you know you know
The world turn day-glo, you know, you know, oh oh

I wrenched the nylon curtains back as far as they would go
Then peered through perspex window panes at the acrylic road
And watched the world turn day-glo, you know you know
The world turn day-glo, you know, you know, oh oh

I drove my polypropolene car on wheels of sponge
Then pulled into a wimpy bar to have a rubber bun
And watched the world turn day-glo, you know you know
The world turn day-glo, you know, you know, oh oh

The x-rays were penetrating through the latex breeze
Synthetic fiber see-through leaves fell from the rayon trees
And watched the world turn day-glo, you know you know
The world turn day-glo, you know, you know, oh oh

And watched the world turn day-glo, you know you know
The world turn day-glo, you know, you know
The world turn day-glo, you know, you know
The world turn day-glo, you know, you know
The world turn day-glo, you know, you know, oh oh



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    My InterpretationPunk's answer to "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", a declaration to the inavoidable pervasiveness of synthetic materials in the contemporary lifestyle idiom. Didn't Poly Styrene have a kind of like/dislike for the materials mentioned in the lyrics ?
    They looked fantastic doing this on Top Of The Pops, coming across much better than Sham 69, PIL, Siouxsie etc.
    MRROCKETon July 07, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI see this song as a subtly haunting vision of a falsified, plastic world, as exemplified by the frequent usage of soft materials such as "sponge and fairy snow," and other "wimpy" adjectives.
    JohnnyLurgon April 19, 2011   Link

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