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"The Kitten's Telephone"

[ from the album "Stop This!" (1996) ]

Lyrics

After the ritual suicide of Mr Mickey Mouse
On his outrageous throne of blood in Cinderella's House
On the blue suburban line I met a careless god
Past the pines by the glassy meadow
Where the coaches jerk a little

The bird catcher of Hades took his net of flesh and bone
The headless horse was talking on the kitten's telephone
In the house of horrors I had recently burnt down

It was a stormy night for the tartan babes on a rocky mountain track
When a Bonnie Prince Charlie car commercial went shooting back
And the cast members at Disneyland were all electric with anger
I could just about hear my Walkman playing Mantovani through the thunder

The bird catcher of Hades with his book of gold and straw
Eros lends Massacre assistance with the saw
First blood of little girls, a cupboard where you hide
Pause at Charlie Chaplin's fountain
Climb across a cardboard mountain

Dr Selbert Lanolin and his troope of chimpanzees
Who plan to take the world over with a television series
Have found the gene responsible for Scientology

It was a stormy night for the tartan babes on a rocky mountain path
When a Bonnie Prince Charlie car commercial went shooting past
And the cast members at Disneyland were all electric with anger
I could just about hear my Walkman playing Mantovani through the thunder