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Porcupine Tree
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This song is performed by Porcupine Tree and appears on the album On The Sunday Of Life... (1991), on the cassette The Nostalgia Factory (1990) and on the compilation album Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991-1997 (2002).
Original video
The butterfly sailed on the breeze
Past a field of barbed wire trees
Where golden dragons chased around
Pampered poppies on the ground

Two silver trout sat way on high
And watched a royal samurai
Plant two black orchids in a box
And strap it to a laughing fox

A minstrel bought a crooked spoon
He gave it to a blue baboon
Who filled it full of virgin snow
And wandered in the afterglow

A toad stood in his ballet shoes
Teaching sixteen kangaroos
How to skip across a lake
They found it hard to stay awake

A pharaoh played a merry tune
And watched nine cats dance on the moon
I didn't know what all this meant
I didn't know why I'd been sent

Music by:

Steven Wilson

Lyrics by:

Alan Duffy

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