Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lust for Life

I thought the lyrics for Brian Eno's song Lust for Life has some relevance to flow-wolves everywhere.
I actually think it is one of the great songs of that era with the drugged out Eno's singing kept tight by the skills of David Bowie as producer. Eno utters the strange lyrics but they make for poetic sense somehow.

Here comes Johnny Yen again
With the liquor and drugs
And the flesh machine
He's gonna do another strip tease
Hey man, where'd ya get that lotion?
Ive been hurting since Ive bought the gimmick
About something called love
Yeah, something called love.
Well, thats like hypnotizing chickens.

Exactly how clever was Eno anyway?
And who is Johnny Yen?
Perhaps it is "yen" as in "yearn" ......
Don't know - you decide!