We got the poisons, we got the towels
We got the headsets, we got the flowers and the owls
We got the shovels, we got the gloves
We had the visions, we got approval from above
We licked the mirror, we fed the swine
No use pretending that it wasn't a good time
It was a riot of cheese and string
(Was always gonna be a messy kind of thing)

We got the moisture, we got the cup
There is no question - we got the pressure pushing up
We got the laquer, we got the beer
We have the makings of a phenomenon right here
We had the lecture, we did the tour
We saw the slack mechanic with his terrible allure
We got the sugar, we got the tongs
We know the verse and chorus to a thousand happy songs

We got the sirens, we got the chimes
We have the motives for such enthusiastic crimes
We had the Ice Age and now the feast
We're spooning fondue with the surgeon and the priest
We got the plasma, we got the chrome
Slo-mo explosions in an exstasy of foam
We got the litmus, we got the trowels
Anticipation percolating through the bowels

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    General CommentFrom a December 2015 blog post by Barry Andrews himself:

    "Going Equipped is, of course, a list song. I love a good list song. I’m writing a piece at the moment which examines that whole area between Making Sense and Not: how far can you go into nonsense before it just becomes completely opaque and pointless? This song, I think, walks the line successfully, on the whole. List songs, though, by their nature, have a tendency to step into the surrealist, not-making-sense camp very easily: ’raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…brown paper packages tied up with string etc’ is not, I think, any less nuts than ‘ we got the plasma, we got the chrome..we got the litmus, we got the trowels’. Surely?"
    kreniighon January 05, 2016   Link

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