Lyrics: Birthday (Sugar Cubes)

OK, Folks, you know the drill. Allright everyone, let’s gather in front of our large, 13″, Black and White TV set, and watch as a tall, lanky man in a khaki uniform strides out, introduces himself as Sheriff John, and pulls out accordion. He takes a minute to tune it up (how do you tune an accordion anyway), and starts singing Birthday by Bjork and the Sugarcubes, for [assignment: name]:

She lives in this house over there
Has her world outside it
Scrapples in the earth with her fingers and her mouth
She’s five years old

Thread worms on a string
Keeps spiders in her pocket
Collects fly wings in a jar
Scrubs horse flies
And pinches them on a line
Ohhh…

She has one friend, he lives next door
They’re listenening to the weather
He knows how many freckles she’s got
She scratches his beard

She’s painting huge books
And glues them together
They saw a big raven
It glided down the sky
She touched it
Ohh…

Today is a birthday
They’re smoking cigars
He’s got a chain of flowers
And sows a bird in her knickers
Ohhh…

They’re smoking cigars
They lie in the bathtub
A chain of … flowers

 

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