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The Infinite Wisdom of the Pink Stainless Tail

by Pink Stainless Tail

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    Available again after more than a decade! The Stains' epic third LP nine big tracks reissued in a replica edition. Jewel case with booklet including the original copious sleeve notes by Stewart Home.

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Festering putrid / mouldy ole parkbench maybe its june / maybe july maybe its special brew / maybe its crucial brew sot with a six-pack / under the sky a thing with no name / that binds em together a thing with no name / can't be seen with the eye somewhere far away a monk set on fire a smell of warm petrol comes back down his nose urgh! The dinosaurs all creepy lie / squashed up and oozing / the din of their mirth and we left behind as a wayward tornado / nie wieder / nie wieder nie wieder / nie wieder / nie wieder / nie wieder the burning dreck / a dayglo speck / skin boiled of one hand like a glove like a glove that a surgeon might wear / though useless ten holes where the fingernails were / urgh! Lost / lungs fill with blood / pepsi-cola seeping into sand a sepia photo / a photo all fading / smell of kebab shop at four in the morning a human brain suspended in a tank of blue liquid one hundred assorted paperback novels a thousand tins of baked beans / "best eaten by" date long since expired none of the above all of the above Enough No more All shall be in the end as it was before
Someone stole the gnomon but no-one took the blame Now the time shown on the sundial it always stays the same And who would fain do such a thing as taking you from me? There's only two dimensions now of space instead of three My eyes were closed (x3) when the sun went in I lost control (x3) of my senses again I thought you was my evil twin I lost control What purpose serves a sundial without its thing to tell? Unless it were to signify my world lacks time as well. And now here comes a butterfly and cast her tiny shadow, Flit eftwise o'er the broken face, now hours pass at random. Chorus And what use for the gnomon? Divorced here as it is, I see the weather turning now and grant my parting wish And turn these endless days to nights so minutes fall like rain, 'til clouds outnumber butterflies and you are mine again. Chorus
Please Miss, can I have my heart back? The night's gone, it's time that I should start back Yesterday it seemed like such a fun thing I thought I felt a little something Please Miss, can I have my mind back? It's much too late for me to find that I'm stuffed with images of your face No room left - filling up the white space chorus And all the moments in between Between what was and might have been It was as if some dying star A burst of light sent from afar A hundred centuries gone by To rest refracting in your eye Please Miss, can I have the time back? It's much too late for me to wind back It seems you must have teleported Julie Christie in A For Andromeda I wrote a book before I ever met you Knew then I never could forget you Life's hard, it never ever lets you Get what you need to intersect her And all the aeons up above Won't get me started up on love We could go on and on and on But now my night on earth has gone The stars aren't fading with the day it's just the sunrise makes it seem that way
I sat on the sofa with Palmer, The Night Nurse untimely kick in Then Palmer turned onto the wrestling The start had commenced to begin. There's two kinds of people in this world One sort pathologic divide The people on earth into two kinds The other sort don't I'll sat in the tea shoppe with Palmer We talked about J.W. Dunne I substitute mustard for butter And scoffed as he chokes on his scone A disc to a specification Projected say ten years time The record assuming its amplic form Subsequent to its decline I'll sit on the airstrip with Palmer And wolf down my poached egg on toast Then help him erecting a deckchair Taking two hours at the most Awake in my threadbare pyjamas Considering the distance between The past has impended The present has gone The future is already been


(NB The tracks 'Babies', 'The Charm of Innocence' and 'Baby I've Got News for You' are omitted from this online version)


released March 30, 2008

Recorded and produced by Mark Carson at Dilapidated Home Recordings, Collingwood. Mastered by Paul Fox Mastering. Cover by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson.


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Pink Stainless Tail Melbourne, Australia

PST is/was/ever will be: Nick Boddington (bass), Harry Howard (guitar), Sonke Rickertsen (drums), Simon Strong (voice).

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