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The Colony of Slippermen Lyrics

from Three Sides Live

"The Colony of Slippermen" is track #17 on the album Three Sides Live. It was written by Gabriel, Peter / Hackett, Steve / Collins, Phil / Banks, Anthony / Rutherford, Michael.
"The Colony of Slippermen" is track #17 on the album Three Sides Live. It was written by Gabriel, Peter / Hackett, Steve / Collins, Phil / Banks, Anthony / Rutherford, Michael.

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I wandered lonely as a cloud
Till I came upon this dirty street
I've never seen a stranger crowd
Slubberdegullions on squeaky feet

Continually pacing
With nonchalant embracing
Each orifice disgracing
And one facing me moves to say, "Hellay"

His skin's all covered in slimy lumps
With lips that slide across each chin
His twisted limbs like rubber stumps
Are waved in welcome say, "Please join in"

My grip must be flipping
'Cos his handshake keeps slipping
My hopes keep on dipping
And his lips keep on smiling all the time

We, like you, have tasted love
Don't be alarmed at what you see
You yourself are just the same
As what you see in me

Me, like you? Like that?
You better watch it son
Your sentence has only just begun
You better run and join your brother John

You're in the colony of slipper men
There's no who? Why? What? Or when?
You get out if you've got the gripe
To see, Doktor Dyper, reformed sniper
He'll whip off your windscreen wiper

John and I are able to face
The Doktor and his marble table
He said, "Understand Rael, that's the end of your tail"
Don't delay, dock the dick
I watch his countdown timer tick

He places the number into a tube
It's a yellow plastic 'Shoobedoobe'
It says, "Though your fingers may tickle, you'll be safe in our pickle"
Suddenly, black cloud come down from the sky
It's a super sized black bird that sure can fly

The raven brings on darkness and night
He flies right down, gives me one hell of a fright
He take the tube right out of my hands
Man, I've got to find out where that black bird lands

Look here John, I've got to run
I need you now, you going to come?
He says to me,"Now can't you see
Where the raven flies there's jeopardy"

"We've been cured on the couch
Now you're sick with your grouch
I'll not risk my honey pouch
Which my slouch will wear slung very low"

He walks away and leaves me once again
Even though I never learn
I'd hoped he'd show just some concern
Some concern, ooh, some concern

I'm in the agony of slipper pain
I pray my undercarriage will sustain
The chase is on, the pace is hot
But I'm running so very hard with everything that I've got

He leads me down an underpass
Though it narrows, he still flies very fast
When the tunnel stops
Catch sight of the tube, just as it drops

I'm on top of a bank too steep to climb
I see it hit the water just in time to watch it float away
Watch it float away, watch it float away
Snake, snake, snake, snake, snake, snake

Songwriters
GABRIEL, PETER / HACKETT, STEVE / COLLINS, PHIL / BANKS, ANTHONY / RUTHERFORD, MICHAEL

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, IMAGEM U.S. LLC

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