"The Convalescent" as written by and Bradfield/jones/moore....
My bedroom wall recalls what's in my head
A collage constructed and constantly fed
Goya mixes Picasso but it's hardly Spain
Look through the window, pissing down with rain

Lovely labradors outnumber musicians
Bonnie and Clyde have made their good intentions
Pity poor Payne Stewart in a death bubble
But what a swing and so much bottle

So I convalesce and I ease the stress
'cause DNA means does not accept
So I convalesce and I ease the stress
'cause DNA means does not accept

Kleenex kitchen towels and teletext TV
My favourite inventions of the twentieth century
Haile Gebrselassie looks so sweet and young
Eyes quickly shift to Jack Kevorkian

Uneven and tidal all with exit policies
Followed by anti-ballistic migraines
And Brian Warner has a tasty little ass
Scared of cash machines and the Mardi Gras

So I convalesce and I ease the stress
'cause DNA means does not accept
So I convalesce and I ease the stress
'cause DNA means does not accept

Alberto Juantorena unique in his field
These are the things that, that make you feel
Klaus Kinski with love of Werner Herzog
Scream until the war is over
Scream until the war is over

Srebrenica cousin of Treblinka
Scream until the war is over
War is over
And Dante's Inferno slides into dismorphia
So scream until the war is over

So I convalesce and I ease the stress
'cause DNA means does not accept
So I rehabilitate and get my body straight
'cause nothing fits like it used to fit


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    General Commentit seems that the song has something to do with the cult figures and no-name politicos of the 20th century
    pumkinhedon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't see any connection between the figures mentioned, however it does seem as though the song regards each of them with an intimate air. It's as though the singer is stuck in his bedroom desperately trying to connect with these distant personalities. He's aware of all these things in the world, and has no effect on them ("scream until the war is over") because he's in his own little world (a collage constructed and constantly fed). He develops some neurosis ("scared of cash machines and the mardis gras") but eventually breaks down and decideds to turn things around.
    tikbalangon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me it sounds like nicky once got so caught up in educating himself and learning about these cult figures that he started to become obsessed to the point he stopped living his life. he realised he would have to snap out of this and use it for something constructive... or he may have written it from the point of view of richey, and it was richey in fact becoming too absorbed in it all
    jonnybassmanon October 23, 2010   Link

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