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Hammed Up Horrors

While putting together my last entry on the Devils Dictionary 2.0, my random MP3 playlist was playing Steve Hackett's Hammer Horror hammed-up cover of Thomas Dolby's often forgotten early track The Devil is an Englishman.


The Devil is an Englishman.

A poet walks amongst the Gods
But jealous men have pulled me down
Now exiled in a foreign land
I coax my demons into life
While people cross themselves and say
The Devil is an Englishman

Beelzebub in human form
I mingle with the noblemen
Young girls fall pleading at my feet
As I defile them one by one
Devouring half of London Town
The Devil is an Englishman

A nest of tiny scorpions
Are breeding in my cranium
Poet Laureate of hell
The Devil is an Englishman

In yet a hundred years from now
As leeches suck upon the flesh
For those who trek beyond the grave
This dark demented soul lives on
The Devil is an Englishman

© Thomas Dolby

Dark and funny at the same time... Excellent stuff.

Comments

missfairchild
Aug. 29th, 2003 10:26 am (UTC)
Ooh! You've reminded me... I was going to raid Kazaa today to replace the copy of The Flat Earth that is nestling in a box somewhere in Scotland. I heard a sample of Screen Kiss while watching Jam last night, and I came over all nostalgic....
missfairchild
Aug. 29th, 2003 10:29 am (UTC)
[having downloaded Screen Kiss]

Beautifulness!

[swoons]
sbisson
Aug. 29th, 2003 10:32 am (UTC)
Oooh - you want the live version of of "Forty"...