"Back In Judy's Jungle" as written by and Brian Eno....
These are your orders, seems like it's do it or die
So please read them closely
When you've learnt them be sure that you eat them up
They're specially flavored with burgundy, Tizer and rye
Twelve sheets of foolscap, don't ask me why.
We hit the jungle just as it starts to monsoon
Our maps showed no rainfall
All the boys were depressed by this circumstance
Trust in the weather to bless agricultural man
Who gives birth to more farmhands, don't ask me why.
Fifteen was chosen because he was dumb
Seven because he was blind
I got the job because I was so mean
While somehow appearing so kind
Drifting about through the cauliflower trees
With a cauliflower ear for the birds
The Squadron assembled what senses they had
And this is the sound that they heard
Back at headquarters khaki decisions are made
File under 'Futile', that should give you its main point of reference
It's all so confusing, what with pythons and then deadly flies
But to them it's a picnic, don't ask me why.
Thirteen was chosen because of his luck
Eleven because of his feet
One got signed up for exceptional pluck
Another because he was mute
Roaming about through the gelatin swamps
With a gelatin eye on the stripes
The Squadron assembled what senses they had
And this is the sound that they heard
Back in Blighty there was you
There were milkmen every morning
But/Fuck these endless shiny trees
Never used to be that way.


Lyrics submitted by thither, edited by sgs

"Back in Judy's Jungle" as written by Brian Eno

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    General Commentwonderful whimsical Eno-pop. Tripping with him would have been a little too much I suspect.
    orphan_yachtson October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwonderful whimsical Eno-pop. Tripping with him would have been a little too much I suspect.
    orphan_yachtson October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWonderful song! It's like Eno's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Upon first hearing it I assumed it was about Vietnam, but then upon a closer look at the lyrics I realized that this song is spefically about LSD experiments the British government conducted on their troops.

    Here's some footage from the whole ordeal: youtube.com/…

    I particularly like the part about the rocket brigade's efficiency ;)
    nyshon April 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlso, the lyrics in this song are extremely clever! The way he describes the acid dosing in the first stanza makes me smile. And I'm sure tripping with Eno would have been quite fantastic!
    nyshon April 27, 2010   Link

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