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    "Tripitena's speech" Lyrics

    Lou Reed

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    [Spoken Track]

    [Tripitena:]

    My love
    The king by any other name a pissoir
    You, my love tower over them all
    they are but vermin beneath your heels
    They are monkeys
    Suit them, frame them to your own vision
    but do not let one false word
    of mockery seep through to your vast heart
    I have seen you from close and afar and your worth
    far exceeds your height, your width
    the depth of your sorrow
    Oh willful outcast doth thou not see the light of our love
    our linked fortunes
    our hearts melded together
    into one fine golden braided finery
    They listen to the music of idiots and amuse themselves
    with the sordid Miseries of their businesses
    They are not the things of angels
    nor of any higher outpost that humanity might aspire to
    Your loathsome vomitous
    businessman king is of the lowest order
    his advisors
    crumbling mockeries of education driven by avarice
    My love
    dress them in the suits of mockery
    and in their advanced state of stupidity
    and senility
    burn and destroy them so their ashes might join the compost
    which they so much deserve
    If justice on this earth be fleeting
    let us for once hear the weeping
    and the braying of the businessman king
    Let them be the the orangutans they are
    and set them blazing from the chandelier for all to see
    hanging from the ceiling by their ridiculous chains
    and petticoats which you will have them wear
    under the guise of costumic buffoonery
    He who underestimates
    in time is bound to find the truth sublime
    and hollow lie upon the grates of systemic disorder
    Businessmen
    you're not worth shitting on
    This song was submitted on June 26th, 2008 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC.
    Written by Lou Reed.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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