Jethro Tull - The Chateau Disaster Tapes

Текст песни Jethro Tull - The Chateau Disaster Tapes

A) scenario

In long years of ancient time, stood alone a friend of mine.

Reflected by the ever-burning sigh of a God who happened by.

And in the dawn, there came the song of some sweet lady singing in his ear.

Your God has gone, and from now on, youll have to learn to hate

The things you fear.

We want to know, are we inside the womb

Of passion plays, and by righteousness consumed?

Or just in lush contentment of our souls?

And so began the age of man.

They left his body in the sand.

Their glasses raised to a God on high

Who smiled upon them from the sky.

So take the stage. spin down the ages. loose the passion.

Spill the rage upon your son who holds the gun up to your head ---

The plays begun.

B) audition

Then god, the director, smells a rat.

Pulls another rabbit from his hat.

Sniffs the air and he says, ``well, thats that --- Im going.

The actors milling helplessly --- the script is blowing out to sea.

But what the hell, we didnt even pass an audition.

The lines youll have to improvise. the words are written in

The eyes of politicians who despise their fathers.

And so the play necessitates that all you boys participate

In fierce competition to eliminate each other.

And groupies, on their way to war,

Get to write the next film score.

But the rock and roll star knows his glory is really nothing.

Men of religion, on the make,

Pledge an oath they undertake to

Make you white for gods own sake, and none other.

While ladies get their bedding done

To win themselves a bouncing son ---

But bad girls do it for the fun of just being.

And me, Im here to sing along,

And Im not concerned with the righting wrongs,

Just asking questions that belong without an answer.

The God is laughing up his sleeve

As he pours himself another cup of tea,

And he waves goodbye to you and me,

At least for now.

C) no rehearsal

Did you learn your lines today? well, there is no rehearsal.

The tickets have all been sold for tomorrows matinee.

Theres a telegram from the writer,

But there is no rehearsal.

The electrician has been told to make the spotlights brighter.

Theres one seat in the circle --- five hundred million in the stalls.

Simply everyone will be there, but the safety curtain falls when

The bomb thats in the dressing room

Blows the windows from their frames.

And the prompter in his corner is sorry that he came.

Did you learn your lines today? well there is no rehearsal.

The interval will last until the ice-cream lady melts away.

The twelve piece orchestra are here, but there is no rehearsal.

The first violinists hands are chilled --- hes gone deaf in both ears.

Well, the scenery is colourful, but the paint is so damn thin.

You see the wall behind is crumbling,

And the stage door is bricked-in.

But the audience keep arriving

`till theyre standing in the wings.

And we take the final curtain call, and the ceiling crashes in.

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