Venus in Flares [Back in the D.H.S.S.]
Saturday, 6 October 2007
A million housewives every day, pick up a can of beans and say
“What an amazing example of synchronisation”
He looked out of the aeroplane and he saw the Alps way down below
He fixed his gaze upon the white terrain and he could see a portrait in the snow
And he shouted “Hey look down there. I can see Robert Powell
That’s an ominous example of the power of TV”
And I went la la la la la la la
La la la la la la laaaaaa
I went la la la la la la la
Just like everyone else does when they can’t think of any more words
Yeah ok I had a Kojak mac, by Christ they were trendy at the time
I got it into my head that I had to stamp out crime
The man behind the mask at C&As was quite polite
He said that when I wore my mac I wouldn’t have to fight
And I went yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah sure George
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah oh God
Well, The Grand Old Duke Of York
Well, he had ten thousand men
And he marched them up to the top of the hill
And he had them all again
Notes taken from www.hmhb.co.uk
Title refers to "Venus in Furs" by The Velvet Underground.
"A million housewives..." Reference to old Heinz beans advert.
Portrait in the snow Some people allege that viewed from an aeroplane, you can see Christ's face when looking down on the Alps, hence, I can see ...
Robert Powell Actor who played the title role in Jesus of Nazareth; also attempts comedy with Jasper Carrott.
Kojak Telly detective, Telly Savalas.
C&A Chain of clothes shops.
"The Grand Old Duke of York..." Nursery rhyme.
George Well, George Savalas was Telly's brother (he appeared in Kojak too). Not sure it's him they're referring to, though.