From Germ to Gem

(Blegvad/Partridge/Rowe)

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Gonwards

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
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Recordings

  1. Promotional video, 5'08.
    Performed by Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge.
    Film by Stu Rowe and Andy Partridge.
    Lyrics and vocal by Peter Blegvad.
    Music by Andy Partridge and Stu Rowe.
    Flute - Frank Abrams
    Released on 19 September 2012 on YouTube.
  2. Album version.
    Performed by Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge.
    Lyrics by Peter Blegvad.
    Music by Andy Partridge and Stu Rowe.
    Released on 22 October 2012 on the Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge album Gonwards in the U.K.
    Peter Blegvad - vocals
    Andy Partridge - fuzz vocal, guitars, choir and sleigh bells
    Stu Rowe - bass
    Frank Abrams - flute
  3. Promotional video.
    Performed by Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge.
    Film by Sarah Gasser.
    Released on 22 October 2012 on the Deluxe Box version of the Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge album Gonwards in the U.K.

Art

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FROM GERM TO GEM Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge

   

Lyrics

From germ to gem
the story grew,
from gem to germ
the hours flew.

No one wearied of the drone
as the teller rambled on
and on and on and on and on.
From dawn to dusk,
from dusk to dawn.

Weeks went by, then months, then years
when we were dead between the ears.

I've been in the Malvern Hills,
I've been reading 'Daffodils'.
Now William Wordsworth's yellow head
(equine head)
nods upon my neck instead.

I cut my finger to the bone
I heard a distant telephone
I'll take the call from far away
I know everything I'll say.

'I'm fine. Of course. Are you OK?'

I'll give up drink
I'll give up dope
I'll say I see a ray of hope.
I'll ask my doctor how she'd deem
my chances now that I am clean.
"Will I live longer?"
"Sure" she'll beam
"but not as long as it will seem."

Dreet, ink and me berry.
I caught her drift and took her cherry.

That's how happy endings start.

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