"Ballrooms Of Mars" as written by and Marc Bolan....
You gonna look fine
& primed for dancing
You're gonna trip and glide
All on the trembling plane
Your diamond hands
Will be stacked with roses
And wind and cars
And people of the past
I'll call you thing
Just when the moon sings
And place your face in stone
Upon every star
And gripped in the arms
Of the changeless madman
We'll dance our lives away
In the Ballrooms of Mars
You talk about day
I'm talking 'bout night time
When monsters call out
The names of men
Bob Dylan knows
And I bet Alan Freed did
There are things at night
That are better not to behold
You dance
With your lizard leather boots on
And pull the strings
That change the faces of men
You diamond browed hag
You're a gutter- gaunt gangster
John Lennon knows your name
And I've seen him
I've seen him


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"Ballrooms of Mars" as written by Marc Bolan

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    General CommentThis song is a cover of a T-Rex song they turened it into a dark dance mix.the Original was mark Bowlin(sp) with a guitar)
    Aashaon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the cruxshadows version of this song. it's so catchy, and the lyrics put strange images in my mind.
    thelivingfreakon December 13, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this is a song about soldiers in war time;
    Mars = God of War, Ballroom = Battlefield or campaign, Dance = fight/battle

    I think the 'trembling planes' would represent a battlefield with artillery explosions, changeless madmen = politicians/generals, and monsters = the enemy.

    The names of the people don't relate very well, but Alan Freed was a DJ, and Lennon and Dyan were musicians. Lennon and Dylan were anti-war activists and Freed served WWII.

    Other things reference a return after war; roses, wind in an open roof car during a parade, and your face in stone. I am undecided if the the 'hill of stars' would be something like the grave markers Arlington National Cemetery or an actual monument on capital hill.
    Broo2on March 14, 2014   Link

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