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The Dairy

This song is by The Legendary Pink Dots and appears on the album Island Of Jewels (1986).

Peeling paint, dead cigarettes... old cobwebs on the ceiling. Feeling
Faint, the spider fled - the flies played hide 'n' seek. We wrestled cheek
To cheek, pink naked on the sheets. A feel was cheap, a deeper thrill was
Steeper. Camera peeped, director leaping, screaming, shouting, louder
"Roll 'em, hold 'em, hole 'em, Close up. ART! Perpetual motion. Higher!
Ram it home now cowby. Down Boy. Showdown! Shoot that crazy foam across
The duvet..." Get them creaming at the dairy, pumping lonesome 'cross the
Praries. Hats spin on their laps. The hotsprings gushing. Play roulette.
The russians do it best - well, don't they, Jerkov?

AnnotationsEdit

Peeling paint, dead cigarettes... old cobwebs on the ceiling. (1) Feeling faint, the spider fled - the flies played hide 'n' seek. (2) We wrestled cheek to cheek, pink naked on the sheets. A feel was cheap, a deeper thrill was steeper. (3) Camera peeped, director leaping, screaming, shouting, louder "Roll 'em, hold 'em, hole 'em, Close up. ART! (4) Perpetual motion. (5) Higher! Ram it home now cowby. (6) Down Boy. Showdown! Shoot that crazy foam across the duvet..." Get them creaming at the dairy (7), pumping lonesome 'cross the Praries. Hats spin on their laps. The hotsprings gushing (8). Play roulette. The russians do it best - well, (9) don't they, Jerkov? (10)


This song appears to describe a pornographic scene being filmed.

(1) The set is rundown and seedy.

(2) A spider, watching the scene feels faint and leaves the flies to play.

(3) The participants are probably expecting more money for more and more graphic actions.

(4) The director seems to feel they are making some kind of real art.

(5) Interesting comparison - the endless motion of sex that is required to perpetuate the species is a kind of perpetual motion...

(6) Perhaps the participants are dressed like cowboys/girls?

(7) In a live intro, Edward mentions that you don't want to buy any milk from this dairy - and since most of the milking going on here involves semen and not milk this is probably a good idea...

(8) Shooting crazy foam, creaming, and hot springs gushing all evoke the ejaculatory experience

(9) Playing roulette here could mean that you never know if disease is being spread or conception is going to occur - even protected...the next line "russians do it best" seems to support this, as the nature of russian roulette is to load a gun with one bullet in a rotating chamber, point the gun at your head, and take a turn pulling the trigger. Also, this could be a russian pornographic film, as pornography is a huge industry there.

(10) Continuing the russian idea, Jerkov is a Serbian name and could be a reference to author Aleksandar Jerkov, but is pretty obviously a play on to "jerk-off" or masturbate.

Video InterpretationsEdit

The Dairy (Live)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKR3EGDDO1Y

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