Thursday, April 17, 2008

79. XTC - Dear Madam Barnum

Found On: Nonsuch (1992)

Andy Partridge's mind works better than most people's. Here, instead of writing a typical you-did-me-wrong song, he creates an extended metaphor of a circus clown tired of playing the fool: "Children are laughing / As I fall to the floor / My heart's torn and broken / But they just scream for more."

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