Genesis - The Colony Of Slippermen

GENESIS


The Colony Of Slippermen Lyrics

i) The Arrival

Rael:
I wandered lonely as a cloud,
Till I came upon this dirty street.
I've never seen a stranger crowd;
Slubberdegullions on squeaky feet,

Continually pacing,
With nonchalant embracing,
Each orifice disgracing
And one facing me moves to say "hellay".

Your skin's all covered in slimy lumps.
With lips that slide across each chin.
His twisted limbs like rubber stumps
Are waved in welcome say "Please join in:"

My grip must be flipping,
Cos his handshake keeps slipping,
My hopes keep on dipping
And his lips keep on smiling all the time.

Slipperman:
"We, like you, have tasted love.
Don't be alarmed at what you see,
You yourself are just the same
As what you see in me."

Rael:
Me, like you? Like that!

Slipperman:
"You better watch it son, your sentence has only just begun
You better run and join your brother John:'


ii) A Visit to the Doktor

Slipperman:
"You're in the colony of slippermen.
There's no who? why? what? or when?
You can get out if you've got the gripe
To see, Doktor Dyper, reformed sniper
- he'll whip off your windscreenwiper."

Rael:
John and I are able
To face the Doktor and his marble table.
He said . . .

The Doktor:
Understand Rael, that's the end of your tail.

Rael:
"Don't delay, dock the dick!"
I watch his countdown timer tick . . .


iii) The Raven

He places the number into a tube,
It's a yellow plastic shoobedoobe.
It says: "Though your fingers may tickle
You'll be safe in our pickle."
Suddenly, black cloud come down from the sky.
Its a supersized black bird that sure can fly.

The raven brings on darkness and night
He flies right down, gives me one hell of a fright.
He takes the tube right out of my hands
Man, I've got to find where that black bird lands.

"Look here John, I've got to run
I need you now, you're going to come?"

He says to me . . .

John:
"Now can't you see
Where the raven flies there's jeopardy?
We've been cured on the couch
Now you're sick with your grouch.
I'll not risk my honey pouch
Which my slouch will wear slung very low."

Rael:
He walks away and leaves me once again.
Even though I never learn,
I'd hoped he'd show just some concern.

I'm in the agony of Slipperpain
I pray my undercarriage will sustain.
The chase is on, the pace is hot
But I'm running so very hard with everything that I've got.
He leads me down an underpass
Though it narrows, he still flies very fast.
When the tunnel stops
Catch sight of the tube, just as it drops.
I'm on top of a bank too steep to climb
I see it hit the water just in time
to watch it float away, watch it float away, watch it float away . . .

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