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"Venus and Serena"-song

I'm not sure if it's already posted at this board, but the Super Furry Animals have a new cd with a song called 'Venus and Serena' on it...
Here you can find the lyrics of the song and at the bottom you can read a text form Super Furry Animals in which they explain what the song is all about.

...Pretty strange lyrics though...


Venus And Serena

[Raised by wolves until the age of two, my closest childhood friends and confidants were my two pet turtles, Venus and Serena:]

[Son:]
Father, father I have sinned
I dunno where to begin
Give me words of advice
I'll save 'em up for a clear day

[Father:]
Keep your eye upon the ball
Write your thoughts upon the wall
There's some words advice
Save 'em up for a clear day

Venus and Serena understand

Flushing meadows down the stream
Living life as though it's a dream
Eat the future today
Don't save it up for a rainy day

Holy bombs make holy holes
Holy holes make homeless moles
Take the turtle and hair
Don't run around when you can walk there

Venus and Serena understand

[Son:]
Father, father, father
Can't you see?
I'm a walking tragedy
Father, father, father
When I look to the past
I never realised that it wouldn't last

Venus and Serena understand

[Father:]
I've one final thing to say
I'm not your father anyway
Found you under a stone
Left outside by the wolves one day


Quote (Gruff):
"It's about a child, who can't communicate with his elders, growing up with two pet tortoises called Venus and Serena. But he feels that the reptiles understand. I suppose its similar to Liberty Belle in that sense, in that in this day and age the turtle seems to take on an image of wisdom compared to the people elected to governors. It uses tennis vocabulary to make the point. Venus and Serena have beautiful names and they seem to have exemplary powers. I think its about making pictures in people's minds. I'm trying to get into balladeering and narrative in songs, but I don't think I've perfected it by any means. You can put this one down to my struggle with narrative! After a song like Piccolo Snare you need a bit of light to make sure that people don't go out and jump off the nearest bridge. We feel we have some social responsibility to uplift people."

Where:
Monnow Valley Studios/Rockfield Studios
When:
2003
Source:
Track 6 (Phantom Power): 3 minutes, 25 seconds
Status:
These lyrics are as they appear on superfurry.com
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