May 24, 2011

Let England Shake

"PJ makes me wet!" - Bi-curious Barbie*

Let England Shake
by PJ Harvey

The West's asleep. Let England shake,
weighted down with silent dead.
I fear our blood won't rise again.

England's dancing days are done.
Another day, Bobby, for you to come home
& tell me indifference won.

Smile, smile Bobby, with your lovely mouth.
Pack up your troubles, let's head out
to the fountain of death
and splash about, swim back and forth
and laugh out loud,

until the day is ending,
and the birds are silent in the branches,
and the insects are courting in the bushes,
and by the shores of lovely lakes
heavy stones are falling.

*Mattel, Inc. decided against marketing Bi-curious Barbie and the world was a sadder place.


Paticus said...

I haven't given this record a good listen yet. I look forward to it.Loves me some Polly jean.

Kevin McKeever said...

Thanks for reminding me about this. I haven't bought PJH since that NYC disc she did like 8 years ago.

Verdant Earl said...

Paticus - It's really good.

Uncool - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea? That was 11 years ago. Time freakin' flies.

sybil law said...

I have no idea what my original comment was from earlier. Damn Blogger! And you know it was the wittiest, best comment EVAH. Probably. Okay. Probably not.

Verdant Earl said...

Sybil - No doubt. ;)