Exquisite Corpse

An Exquisite Corpse is an art/drawing activity where a piece of paper is folded over at least once. One person begins with the top most portion and draws whatever they like. They leave a few lines that cross over the fold as a starting point for the second person. The top part is covered over so the next person can’t see what was drawn before them. The process is repeated until all members have had a turn at drawing something. This song is the musical parallel of drawing an Exquisite Corpse.

– Part One –
Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream

Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream

– Part Two –
I make the air fall apart
Around me
Now was the petals are no more
A corroding, shrinking stalk remains
Bereft of his blooms
And the ultimate cruelty of love’s pinions
Beset his appearance
Beset his appearance
No king could replenish his state
Now browning, sinking, dying
A thousand deaths
A thousand deaths
A thousand deaths

– Part Three –
Terry sat up
And hugged the army surplus bag
Around his skinny waist
It was cold
And the person beside him had faded badly

Legs apart his eyes lit up

The sky’s gone out
The sky
The sky
The sky’s gone out

– Part Four –
(snoring)

– Part Five –
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out
The sky’s gone out

– Part Six –
My baby…
How big you’ll be in a very little while
You’ll be going to school and you won’t
Want your daddy then, will you darling?
Oh, I wish you could be my baby all the time.
I wonder what the future holds…

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