"The Somnambulist" as written by and Andy Partridge....
Untie the gown, float to the ground
She revolve round, making no sound
Air leaving slow
Still breathing though

Decaying through brown, diving she's bound
Hours swum down, treasure unfound
Air leaving slow
Still breathing though

Somnambulist
Somnambulist
Somnambulist
Somnambulist
Air leaving slow
Still breathing though.


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"The Somnambulist" as written by Andy Partridge

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    General CommentJust a quick question:

    Who wrote/sang this? Was it Andy or Colin?

    The Black Sea booklet doesn't reveal this information for this song, and the vocals are sung along with the low synthesiser, merging the two, making it hard to decipher whose voice it is.
    The Distortedon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's alright - I now know that it was an Andy song afterall.
    The Distortedon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is a solitary trip by Andy. And what a strange trip... It floats and drifts, but never sinks, in blind-like darkness, music and lyrics... It's a sort of an ambient track, which is miles away from anything on 'Black Sea' (which might have been a good title for this song...)
    The Dog That Ate...on December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust XTC trying to be kinda hip. Heck, they do a pretty good job with it. Wouldn't sound out of place in Brian Eno's 'Before and After Science'.
    MickeyPhillyon December 10, 2006   Link

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