Next on stage, children, here's Joey

Nero's long hot tongue
Nero's long hot tongue licks

This is the sound of the world turning round
The underground
This is the sound of the world turning round
Of the world spinning round

You get eaten alive by the perfect lover
You get eaten alive by the perfect lover
You get eaten alive by the perfect lover

I fell into a burning ring
A burning ring of knives
And the knives slide in
They slide deep into my skin
And they open me so wide
That you stick your head inside
You stick your head inside
You get sewn inside alive
You get eaten alive
You get eaten alive
You get eaten alive
You get eaten alive by the perfect lover
You get eaten alive by the perfect lover
You get eaten alive
When you've swallowed one you just swallow another
When you've swallowed one you just swallow another
To drive away this hunger
You stay in there forever
Caught in the centre of a
Circle of mania
Chemical angel enters arena
Toro d'Or falls to the floor
Falls to the floor
Falls to the floor
And he's fucking the floor, fucking the ground
Fucking the ground
Fucking the ground
The hole in the ground
The hole in the ground

And hot wires sing deep in my skin
I'm writhing, perspiring like Dutch Schultz at 106 degrees
And I wake up licking
I wake up licking the bedsheets clean
Licking and sucking and sucking
And licking and sucking


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    Song MeaningWilliam Burroughs on Dutch Schultz:

    "You don’t know about the last words of Dutch Schultz? You obviously don’t know. They had a stenographer at his bedside in the hospital taking down everything he said. These cops are sitting around asking him questions, sending out for sandwiches, it went on for 24 hours. He’s saying things like, “A boy has never wept nor dashed a thousand kim,” and the cops are saying, “C’mon, don’t give us that. Who shot ya?” It’s incredible. Gertrude Stein said that he outdid her. Gertrude really liked Dutch Schultz."
    autoerraticaon May 12, 2017   Link

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