"Homburg" as written by and Gary Brooker Keith Reid....
Your multilingual business friend
Has packed her bags and fled
Leaving only ash-filled ashtrays
And the lipsticked unmade bed
The mirror on reflection
Has climbed back upon the wall
For the floor she found descended
And the ceiling was too tall

Your trouser cuffs are dirty
And your shoes are laced up wrong
You'd better take off your homburg
'Cause your overcoat is too long

The town clock in the market square
Stands waiting for the hour
When its hands they both turn backwards
And on meeting will devour
Both themselves and also any fool
Who dares to tell the time
And the sun and moon will shatter
And the signposts cease to sign


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"Homburg" as written by Keith Reid Gary Brooker

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    General CommentMaybe a description of a psychedelic experience with some snippets of reality mixed in - a 'friend' leaving perhaps after a bad trip - the mirror descending from the wall but now climbing back up. Looking at a clock tower the hands are spinning the wrong way - if it's there at all...... and someone's overcoat is too long - which will somehow be fixed by removal of their homburg.
    Sunnyhillon September 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSeems like a traveling business friend who hopes for a relationship, but she is way out of touch with reality- even the room in which she slept is distorted in her mind. Time is going backward and she is loosing direction. But the friend she pursues is in disarray also - shoes laced up wrong, trousers cuffs are dirty, over coat to long and hat should be taken off. This relationship is heading for a complete breakup.
    Ritruson June 23, 2015   Link

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