"Red" as written by and Andy Partridge....
There's a window in my head.
There's a window in my heart.
I look out of them when I'm sleepy
And then I fall apart.
Things are crumbling outside of me
And they're crashing at my door.
There's a crest that keeps arriving.
I strip my face off of the mirror
And then I take another breath.
The animals are still screaming, dreaming
Screaming for a human's death.

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"Red" as written by Andy Partridge

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    General CommentRoger Miller, on the second album of his solo career--when he sought to play primarily acoustic instruments, his hearing damaged by years of very loud Mission of Burma shows--wrote a song called "Age of Reason". In it he portrays a society in which the ruling animals calmly read newspapers while humans desperately struggle for survival. The image of animals hunting people: it would seem he's given this more than a little thought.

    It is perhaps only a small detail of this song, which appears to be wrestling with philosophical questions of perception and identity. Mission of Burma lyrics were often astonishing in their intellectual subtlety. Some are a bit more obvious, though no less weighty in their subject matter. Consider "New Nails" from the Vs. LP, with the lines, "The Roman Empire never died/Just changed into the Catholic Church": a song which ultimately presents a scenario--of a Second Coming in which Earthly institutions have changed little since the Crucifixion--possibly inspired by the "Grand Inquisitor" chapter of Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky.
    foreverdroneon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBTW I'm assuming the title refers to the color of blood
    foreverdroneon June 13, 2008   Link

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