"Crow and a Baby" as written by Ian Craig Marsh, Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware and Philip Adrian Wright....
A crow and a baby
Had an affair
The result was a landslide
The result was a dare
The result was a baby
Who wanted it all
Moved out of the doll's house
Moved out of the hall

With one wing on the town and a gleam in an eye of red
Said my father was a crow, now I want all fathers dead
Find the fathers of this world, treat them as a fatal foe
Put them in the deepest hole, then cover the pit with snow

With one wing on the town
And a gleam in an eye of red

I'm just trying to tell you what you'll come up against
If you venture from my side, if you think you're so mature
You will end up in a field, you will be someone's manure
Mushrooms growing from your back
Feeding some damn carrion bird
Do you want to contribute
To the corruption of the world?

With one wing on the town
And a gleam in an eye of red

A crow and a baby
Had an affair
My dream was the baby
The crow was your hair
Parts of me love parts of you
That at least is obvious
Give my baby back to me
You must see it's only just

With one wing on the town
And a gleam in an eye of red
With one wing on the town
And a gleam in an eye of red
With one wing on the town
And a gleam in an eye of red


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    General CommentI'd love to know who wrote the lyrics for the first 2 albums. Were Heaven 17 responsible? Some of the stuff is really dark. Some of it nonsense. Most of it, unusual.

    The contrast between Travelogue and Dare is remarkable though.

    Did somebody say "Phil, stop writing stuff about crows, silk worms and killer clowns and make some pop music".

    Then Phil said "this is Phil talking and i wanna tell you, what i found to be true ooh ooh"
    JLoDaMofoon November 14, 2016   Link

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