Your tactile eyes running over glossy paper,
Printed on with tactile lies of glaze and guaze.
That say "forget yourself, adorn with this disguise",
This womanhood of smooth and tampered whores.
Let me warn you of their cold sensitivity,
They'll have you gathered in a trap of glass.
Is your reflection all that you will recognise?
Thjat cruel lie will stare you in the face.
Wrappeed up in haze and flow of bridal gown,
They tell your lover he must hold a gun.
You're the pornographic reassurance he's a man,
They deal with flesh, incarcerate with rags,
Red lips, shimmer silk and body-bags,
Hairless legs against the blistered napalm burn.
I want to rape the substance of your downy hair,
In that mist a guttedf child fights for air.
Against the fragile, mashed and sweaty wound
Your factile beauty has an outrageous sound,
Like a glamour billboard in a battlefield.
At least the bloody-red poppy was of nature's will,
That flower perfecting by barbed-wire fence
Must be insulted by your scented poor pretence
Just as I, who finds it hard to touch you now,
You traumitise my love with needle doubts,
I want so gently to remove your mask.
It's hard enough to find water here
In this barrenness of dishonesty and fear
Without you accepting pioson in a pretty pill.
Your bondages of silky robes and lace
Are the banbdages of a biullet punctured corpse,
The layers of precious imitation worn
Are the layers of history that suffocate the unborn.

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    General CommentYou can hear an explanation from the horses mouth here…
    reacharoundon January 08, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis song always sends shivers up my spine. And it's true. Eve Libertine wrote some of the best lyrics I know of.
    Romscaon July 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShe isn't talking about abortion when she mentions the unborn and "gutted" children, is she?
    daisyfuckon April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a brilliant song. Shame so few people heard Crass as they were banned from half the radio stations and half the venues in the country. This song has resonance and meaning in every single line and ends with 4 lines that sum up both the pity of and reasons for war so succintly and powerfully. A bit like a feminist Wilfred Owen, really.
    TheGlasgowRangeron February 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhen she talks about unborn children i think she's talking about how women are already fucked before they're even born. they're born with a debt to patriarchal society.

    this song is the shit.
    precipitateon March 22, 2009   Link

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