Sacred Objects

(Blegvad/Partridge/Rowe)

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Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Radio Free Song Club version.
    Performed and recorded by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge.
    Augmented live by the Radio Free All Stars.
    Released on 26 September 2011 on the Radio Free Song Club: Sweet Sixteen Tons podcast.
    The Radio Free All Stars:
    Dave Schramm
    David Mansfield
    JD Foster
    Paul Moschella
    Andy Burton
    Doug Wieselman
  2. Promotional video, 4'08.
    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.
    Released on 21 August 2012 on YouTube.
  3. 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, birdsong
    Andy Partridge - electric guitars, backing vocals
    Stu Rowe - keyboard bass
  4. Promotional video.
    Performed by Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge.
    Film by Ladd Kessler.
    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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SACRED OBJECTS by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge

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Lyrics

First thing in the morning,
last thing at night,
sacred objects
come to light.

Sacred objects
once were rare,
now you find them
everywhere.

John Henry's hammer
all painted red,
a loaded pistol,
an empty bed,

a cement mixer,
a walking cane,
the arrow on
a weather vane.

A tired bird
flying South,
sounds come from
its open mouth.

Yeah, sing it, tired bird!

A tired bird
to rest its wings
perches on one
of the sacred things.

The light inside them
both is such
that nothing happens
when they touch.

Nothing happens,
when it does
it's almost like something
never was.

The light inside them
both goes out,
and where they were
is now in doubt.

No more is seen
no more is heard
of its sacred perch
or the tired bird.

A veil of silence
now descends,
and like all stories
this one ends.

Chords and Tablature

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