Beetle

(Blegvad/Partridge)

#\#i#/#Orpheus - The Lowdown#\#/i#/#

Orpheus - The Lowdown

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version.
    Performed by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge.
    Released on 23 February 2004 on the Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge album Orpheus - The Lowdown in the U.K.


Art

artwork for “Beetle” from #\#i#/#Orpheus - The Lowdown#\#/i#/# by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge

artwork for “Beetle” from Orpheus - The Lowdown by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge

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Lyrics

Orpheus directs a beetle
iridescent gold and purple [red and yellow]
to walk through a puddle
of ink
and on wet feet
proceed across a sheet
of hotel stationery
leaving in its wake
a script like the stitches
in a long wound.

A script which Orpheus deciphers
bending to peer
through his lorgnette
and muttering excitedly
as image
after image
astonishes him
with its unexpected force
and purity.


Chords and Tablature

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