"Pulse" as written by John/butler Ashton and Duncan/morris Kilburn....
My baby paints herself red
She paints her hair
Her hair is dead
She's living in the city
With the bodies that scream

We are all Jesus
We all dream
See the dancer in there reeling
Paint the sky upon the ceiling

Four useless gods upon a day
So blinded by the filth on Sunday
Saying the words for the idiots
You are miracle drivel

Optical sewer
Listens to the flowers fall
Paint the words upon the wall

This is the pulse of fools like you
Who sound so red and turn so blue
The sound of uselessness in summer
The war is over if you want

See the dancer see me reeling
Paint the sea upon the ceiling

Pulse
My baby paints herself red
She paints her hair
Her hair is dead

She's living in the city
With the bodies that scream
We are all Jesus
We all dream

See the dancer see me reeling
Paint the sky upon the ceiling

That's pulse


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"Pulse" as written by Richard Butler John Ashton

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    General CommentThis song uses the same images as the rest of the album, but turns all the meanings inward. We're not making a god of useless driven, seeking a stupid Christ figure, or painting the trees to death, we _are_ the useless Jesus of miracle drivel painting our ourselves to death. We're painting the indoors to look like the outdoors so we can stay inside forever. We're not being duped by Madison Avenue, we're just not paying attention.

    Anyway, I have no idea how a song that's almost a monotone chant somehow seems to use Richard Butler's voice to even better effect than more melodic songs like Imitation of Christ or We Love You, but who cares how he does it, it just kicks ass.
    falcotronon November 11, 2014   Link

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