Colby and the Devils

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colby and the devils

colby and the devils they played a part
sounds absurd because that’s just what it was
pounding into place a manner which stands
head down waiting for reactions

twenty different directions all the same
and plenty of what others could do without
but degradation has reason to be blamed
for candour can make one quite humble

brouhaha throughout a long shelf life
the essential in-joke a long shelf life

folly around they really mean well
affronting a conscience that’s so commonplace
commonplace no animal aims
they can’t see what the devils want to give them
a wellington up the forearm
and dribble on the books they read
children how they just love the picture page
comes to life in front of everyone around
“jesting routine, comedy foundation
jesting routine, comedy foundation”

a reception held in an open space
loyalty it says, “make the most of it”
never seen someone flip the bill like that
detachment goes such a long way

brouhaha throughout a long shelf life
the essential in-joke a long shelf life

bevy the great nabbing what it thinks
closes to consideration of the self
program notes give explanations
obliging one to think about what’s written
a spectacle that puts color in
group skin unlike the single castaway
who makes the effort all along the way
and says that we can do better than that
“jesting routine, comedy foundation
jesting routine, comedy foundation”

colby and the devils they played a part
sounds absurd because that’s just what it was
pounding into place a manner which stands
head down waiting for reactions ...

*inspired by and loosely based on the lars von trier film The Idiots

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from Life Given to Quiet Places, released September 1, 2009

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Oen Sujet Montreal, Québec

John Winston Phillips: music, words
Hammerbell: voice, words
Past Members:
Julie-Blanche Vandenbroucque (Life Given To Quiet Places, Grinklier, Circled.Centered),
Yumiko Kanao
Ananda X. Suddath
Gabriel Evangelista
Blake Markle
Philippe Lachance
Myriam Boucher
Joëlle St-Pierre
Leticia Lacroix
Domi Tani
Benjamin Proulx-Mathers
Sylvain Delisle
Geneviève Beaulieu
Anicko Bouchard
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