"In The Flat Field" as written by Daniel Gaston Ash, Kevin Haskins, David Jay and Peter John Murphy....
A gut pull drag on me
Into the chasm gaping we
Mirrors multy reflecting this
Between spunk stained sheet
And odorous whim
Camera eye-flick-shudder within
Assist me to walk away in sin
Where is the string that Theseus laid
Find me out this labyrinth place.

I do get bored, I get bored
In the flat field.
I get bored, I do get bored
In the flat field

Yin and yang lumber punch
Go taste a tart, then eat my lunch
And force my slender thin and lean
In this solemn place of fill wetting dreams
Of black matted lace of pregnant cows
As life maps out onto my brow
The card is lowered in index turn
Into my filing cabinet hemispheres spurn.

I do get bored, I get bored
In the flat field.
I get bored, I do get bored
In the flat field

Let me catch the slit of light
For a maidens sake
On a maiden flight
In the flat field I do get bored
Replace with Piccadilly whores
In my yearn for some cerebral fix
Transfer me to that solid plain
Hammer me into blazen pain
Moulding shapes no shame to waste
Moulding shapes no shame to waste
And drag me there with deafening haste.


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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is about casual sex.

    dreaming of flat fields in some interpretations is symbolic for sex.

    the author's complaints of how mundane purely sexual adventures are, and how he is in search of a 'cerebral fix'

    msefkon October 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentdamn the high guitar cries sound like a scream of a dying animal it gives me the chills when i think about it...
    Whenon November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song because when someone listens to it for the first time, they inevitable ask "Did he just say something about a pregnant cow?" and I get to answer "yes, yes he did"
    wickedsprouton April 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdfjkodkpdddkjrt9mgfk WHAT THE HELL!

    best bauhaus song ever!!! should have wayyyyy more comments
    AlmostFreeSpiriton May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinitely my favorite by bauhaus
    animus impiuson June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about the place where the band was living for a time. Apparently, it was really boring.
    xtiandethon May 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with xtiandeth, this is a song about living in a boring place (who hasn't?) and wanting to do _everything_ to get away - the last verse clearly states this IMHO
    HateSaikoon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe "Flat field" in the song refers to a place Peter Murphy's father took him as a child. This really flat field, where his dad just stood there shooting at a target for three hours straight.
    And it was so boring it was memorable, clearly.
    kaleidoscopeson September 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, the song represents looking for adventure beyond the mundane, looking for something "bigger"- a higher high, a more amourous encounter. In the first verse, he describes his sexual loneliness that is unfulfilling, so he gets tired of jacking off every night, but acknowledges this incessant obsession to satisfy this sex hunger. In the second verse, he states that he is bored with his sexual affairs and needs something more exciting, so he says that anybody can sleep with a tart (whore), but explains that he's been there already, and that he is the man more worthy to experience sexual bliss. The last verse indicates that since he is bored with the flat field (flat field indicative of no excitement and boredom with what he has had and wants more) he needs more than the whores he can get from Picadilly Circus and with that, he tends to escape from it by getting high (his cerebral fix) so he can escape into a new fantasy world of surreal bliss.
    This is a brilliant representation of the highest expectations one expects of themselves - Absolutely brilliant!
    allisdeeon May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbauhaus lyrics aren't all that complicated, i think they usually mean what they sound like they mean. that is, they usually dont use metaphors, they are simply just singing about creepy things that dont necessarily have anything to do with the band's member's own lives, they just like creepy things.
    rosetta.stonedon June 22, 2006   Link

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