Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Beasley Street

I remember seeing him in the 80's. He has opened for such acts as the Sex Pistols, The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks and Elvis Costello and I saw him performing lively, rapid-fire renditions of his poems, which were usually performed a cappella. Good fun - another who speaks proper Northern English

Far from the crazy pavements
...the taste of silver spoons
A clinical arrangement
...on a dirty afternoon
Where the fecal germs of Mr Freud
...are rendered obsolete
The legal term is null and void
in the case of ... Beasley street

In the cheap seats where murder breeds
somebody is out of breath
Sleep is a luxury they don't need
... a sneak preview of death
Belladonna is your flower
Manslaughter is your meat
Spend a year in a couple of hours
on the edge of Beasley street

Where the action isn't
That's where it is
State your position
Vacancies exist
In an X-certificate exercise
Ex-servicemen excrete
Keith Joseph smiles and a baby dies
in a box on Beasley street


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