Oh, Dotti fails to see, that the nets have been flung,
And Dotti opposes all creation, though the constable is waiting in his car.
Oh, the husband shifts his shambles and reels against the generations that made them what they are.
And Richard is lame, he drags, he stumbles, he orates to the ingrates as the earth creaks and rumbles.

Oh, Richard, your son has dipped into the ground.

Oh, and the orioles have chirped, "You shall creak, you shall grumble, and cascade into the darkness where your pale cracks and crumbles. Dictionaries gonna define your crime."

Oh, Richard, you're lost 'cause you could never populate from the depths of the hose that you scorn. Oh, Dotti is calm, it's a shame that we should fight. The orphans try to break the constable's face and...

And Richard is lame, he drags, he stumbles, he orates to the ingrates as the earth creaks and rumbles.

Your sons have dipped into the ground.

Oh, and the orioles have chirped, " You shall creak, you shall grumble, and cascade into the darkness where your pale creaks and crumbles. Dictionaries gonna, gonna, gonna define your crime."

Oh, Dotti fails to see, that the ne-ne-ne-nets have been flung. And Dotti opposes all creation, though the constable is waiting in his car. And the husband shifts his shambles and rails against the generation that m-m-made them what they are. ...

Get away! Oh, dear, get away! Get away! I don't think, think, think, they're gonna, gonna get away.

Dotti's being taken away in their car, (la-la-la)
Dotti's being taken away in their car, (la-la-la)
Dotti's being taken away in their car, (la-la-la)

...

Richard, you're lost and bleeding! ... And punches through...
Richard, you're lost and bleeding! ... Black falcons, bringing its claws out in hell...

Richard, you're lost and bleeding!
Richard, you're lost and bleeding!


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    General CommentThere's a lot here I haven't been able to cover (you have to love mumbling and overdubbing)
    But my impression of the story is one that goes through a lot of Frog Eyes songs: a sort of romanticism of those who fight against the powers that be. Dotti is fighting an unwinnable fight against all creation, all authority, and in the end is taken away by the police.

    Richard seems an almost existential figure. He's gone through life absorbing all the blows and now he's lost and is struggling through life without meaning.
    Serilazarethon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics at the end sounds like winnie the poo. "dottie is takenn away inn the carr" i laugh everytime :)
    springsummerfallon June 13, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctionhalf of these lyrics are so wrong, here are the correct lyrics, as printed in the official release:

    Dotty fails to see
    that the nets have been flung
    and Dotty opposes all creation:
    though the constable is waiting in his car
    though her husband shifts and shambles and rails
    against the generations that have made them
    what they are

    And Richard is lame he drags and stumbles
    He orates to the ingrates as the earth creaks and rumbles
    Oh Richard your sun has dipped into the ground!

    When the Orioles have chirped
    you shall creak you shall crumble
    and cascade into the darkness
    where your pail cracks and crumbles
    Dictionaries are going to define your climb

    Oh Richard you are lost because you could never
    properly plumb the depths of those that you scorn
    Oh Dotty is gone, it's a shame that we stood by:
    The orphans tried to break the constable's brace--
    I know it.

    Oh Richard is lame he drags and stumbles
    He orates to the ingrates as the earth creaks
    and it rumbles
    Oh your sun has dipped into the ground

    Oh when the Orioles have chirped
    you shall creak you shall grumble
    and you shall cascade into the darkness
    where your pail creaks and crumbles,
    dictionaries are going to define your climb...

    Dotty fails to see
    that the nets have been flung
    and Dotty opposes all creation:
    though the constable is waiting in his car
    though her husband shifts and shambles and rails
    against the generations that have made them
    what they are
    Oh Idiot masterful Idiot
    Conjugated weasel stealing clear diesel behind the bar

    I hope they get away!
    But I don't think they are goin' to get away!
    Dotty's being taken away in the car!
    Dotty's being taken away in the car!

    Gonna cut the brakes in the car!

    Oh Richard you're lost like Perdita was!
    Perdita crashes the party, and punches through the wall,
    crying that there is a black falcon
    wringing its claws out
    in HELL!
    zerosjon March 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFun facts: Perdita originally means "lost" ("lost like Perdita was"). Richard is german for "brave power". Dorothy (Dotty) apparently means "gift of God" ("Dotty opposes all creation"). Might just be coincidences, who knows.
    augustuson March 10, 2014   Link

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