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Bugle Boy

This song is by The The and appears on the album Burning Blue Soul (1981).

The country is riddled with social ills and aches,
But my heart is calmed by her embrace,
I'm trying to tell something to the world,
- But my words are slurred and slow,
Have you ever been caught up in a dream,
Where your legs were froze.

I was left alone, with my thoughts and my guitar.
But it felt hopeless,
Like the desire of the moth - for the star.

Sometimes... nothing seems unreal,
This strange little boy said
"Mister, play us your guitar" & I said -
"No... I can't"
And put my geetar, in the car-
Listening to the music of heaven and earth,
Have you ever thought you were the
- Most important thing in the universe.

I didn't know whether to strengthen my
Weaknesses - or play to my strengths.
I was trapped in the triviality of
- Everydayness.

I said.
"There's magic in my head, girl.
But I only use it when I'm depressed"
I don't suppose she heard me.
She was too busy admiring her dress.
I said - just young - & - well intentioned,
Who can save us now.
- The world rots...
I did know the secret of the universe
... Only I forgot!

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