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​Is That A Line?

This song is by Foetus and appears on the album Deaf (1981).

I would rejoice the choice not to mess up the mess we're in around here...
Sometimes
But I'm not gonna push no one nowhere
Leave nature to its course
Why infringe on a fringe which is precision made unkempt
I don't ask much - just being here is all I attempt
You could maybe say I'm conducting a sociological survey
I ain't ripped off or sucked in on a neater kind of holiday
Can anybody tell me, who is the grand poobah round here?
There's many people under many impressions I've wanted to know all year
A person I know is a pornographic philosopher
She's a dirty joke from one end of the town to the other
I think there must be some mistake here
She's younger than me yet older than my mother
I can't decide if this is lively or lugubrious
But I ain't gonna start facin' about it 'cos loose lips sink loose ships
Pacemakers molest loose hips
Personally I can do without it
But when the asterisk takes over is when you should worry
But never revived your process in pain 'cos who knows - in a week or two
You may wish you hadn't an' make a trip down memory lane
Now I can't decide if its viscereal or visceral
I've heard of people who are in no hurry
People who are like a dodgy curry
Even more people who don't wanna worry who get in a flurry
Say they're sorr, don't say there sorry, don't you call it "corrie"?
Here comes a line

Is that a line?
For every cloud that has a silver line
You'll find one which has decided to lead a life of crime
Who will dust off the career of a weather-eater in his prime
IS THAT A LINE?
When there seems to be no obstacles in the way
When I ask if my human objects OK
When I feel a neater feeling than you feel
IS THAT A LINE? IS IT A LINE?
Would you please appease my pleas for peas pudding peas and plum pudding please
I know frozen food doesn't grow on trees, ow!
IS THAT A LINE?
If I offer you a better deal
If I polish up some rods of shiny steel
If one makes out one knows how another one feels
IS THAT A LINE?
Person can't keep down person's bile when person realizes person is on trial
Person calm down for awhile
IS THAT A LINE?
Darling any day you'll get my vote
Darling I just love you for your new fur coat
Or is that your hairy shoulders
You could just about part your spine
THIS IS A LINE... THIS IS A LINE
IS THAT A LINE

Not so much hitting as missing
See you at the next bout of pretend kissing
One spreads one's phlegm around too much
Bye bye saliva - keep in touch
IS THAT A LINE
Beware of these danger spots
The place where old actresses go to rot
The trouble with old actresses is that they've always got the same old plots
I know your lines - I know your lines
IS THAT A LINE
IS THAT A LINE?

Written by:

J.G. Thirlwell

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