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(A deep, philosophical treatise)



Clancy used to be an upright man, Clancy used to be corporeal.
Clancy used to slam the hammer, Clancy used to roll the wheel.
But one day he went to the hen house just to laugh in the face of doom.
Now when all the people look at him, mostly they look right through him.

Clancy put all his eggs in one basket
Now Clancy’s an invisible man.

Clancy had him a monkey at home that knew how to tap & to dance.
So he turned down the Queen of Arabia when she offered to dry clean his pants.
That very night when Clancy got home carrying a bouquet of bolts,
The house was empty, he was all alone – the monkey left a monkey note.

Clancy climbed the birch tree where the ruby-throated sparrow lived.
Thought he’d ask that sparrow if she knew where he should hang his wig.
Now he hoped & prayed to the heavens above she wouldn’t be just like all the rest.
But the proof was in the pudding, she put every last egg in one nest.

Some people go in for caviar & some people go in for clams.
Some people go in for broken cars & some people go in for cramps.
Some people act high & mighty while some people just gotta beg.
But Clancy is strictly transparent cause a what he done with his eggs.

You can put all your horns in your closet, you can put all your knots in your hair.
You can put all your catfish in your pocket & all your nuns on the stairs.
You can put all your clocks in a casket, send all your chairs out to be burned.
But this one about eggs & baskets – well that’s a difficult lesson to learn.


from Barbarian Hymns, released January 1, 2014



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John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall York, Pennsylvania

Voices In The Hall: Songwriter / Poet John Terlazzo on vocals, guitar, Indian harmonium, Kristina Machusick on vocals, flute, recorders & Paul Wegmann on vocals, lead guitars. Together
they have become one moving, breathing creature, offering up a rich array of "Modern Surrealist Gypsy Folk", & described as "Marc Chagall gone aural" and "Leonard Cohen meets Rumi".
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