The Majesty of the Flesh

by Lee Bozeman

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Oh, the majesty of the flesh The blood from the bitten lip It’s real, it feels, there is life in it Take a chance and break the glass Take a chance and break the glass Out in the woods in the heart of the night Giving names to the stars in the sky We ran in the nude Barbarian mood! What else can you do with your life? What else can you do with your life? Write on the wall “There is joy in it all!” I’ve forgotten to tell all my friends Scream in the hall, “This is life after all!” May our voices never end! Oh, the majesty of the flesh I feel it in my fingertips When I break my heart, when I hold my breath When I die a little death When I die a little death Write on the wall “There is joy in it all!” I’ve forgotten to tell all my friends Scream in the hall, “This is life after all!” May our voices never end! Write on the wall “There is joy in it all!” I’ve forgotten to tell all my friends Scream in the hall, “This is life after all!” May our voices never end! Oh, the majesty of the flesh I know it’s so complicated It’s an idol we made, a glorious mess Who can save us from this body of death? Who can save us from this body of death? Write on the wall “There is joy in it all!” I’ve forgotten to tell all my friends Scream in the hall, “This is life after all!” May our voices never end! May our voices never end! May our voices never end!
2.
I saw your body rise above the shore I saw your body arched above the floor What joy What joy There’s a black leather couch, All tufted, worn out In the sunlight, it’s warm To the touch of your mouth There’s a picture in green Above an old mantelpiece Nobody knows the secrets we keep What joy What joy I followed your life line right across your palm You drank the white wine I sang from the Book of Psalms What joy What joy All the memories came back At the sound of a laugh That came from the room With the curtains all black Sickle and hammer Megaphone on the banner I tore off the patch That was sewn on the back And we married too soon Couldn’t wait until June Found religion and love All in one afternoon On the side of a mountain, In front of a fountain The pistil is brittle, the sepal all bruised What joy What joy What joy
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They say that smiling is a nice touch They say a lapel pin is a nice touch They say that yelling is a nice touch ‘Cos when you yell you don’t say much And when you yell you really look tough They say that a slogan is a nice touch They say that anger is a nice touch They say that panic is a nice touch ‘Cos when there’s panic they don’t see much And when there’s panic they don’t need luck But what do they know? Maybe someone saw Olympia What do they know? Maybe someone heard Fur Alina What do they know? Maybe someone had a vision of God What do they know? Maybe I’m human, maybe I’m loved They say that money is a nice touch They say that outrage is a nice touch They say a Bible is a nice touch You don’t need to read it, it won’t mean much You don’t need to read it, it’s just for looks But what do they know? Maybe someone saw Olympia What do they know? Maybe someone heard Fur Alina What do they know? Maybe someone had a vision of God What do they know? Maybe I’m human, maybe I’m loved And there was evening, and there was morning The first day, the first day They say that a handshake is a nice touch They say that a baby is a nice touch They say that a parade is a nice touch They say that balloons are a nice touch They say that laughter is a nice touch They say opinions are a nice touch They say that mischief is a nice touch They say that secrets are a nice touch They say that a strong arm is a nice touch They say a nice touch is a nice touch
4.
There’s a place in my bed Where I lay my head Where the sound of the orchestra, it can’t go on It can’t go on It’s a serious life, a serious life I was just going to tear out my heart In front of my wife A serious life Alleluia! Alleluia! I’m scared for everyone I know Is it real or just a show? There’s a place in this town Where we all stand around And the sound of the orchestra, it can’t go on It can’t go on There’s a wonderful song Where we all sing along There’s a word I just can’t bring to mind On the tip of my tongue The tip of my tongue Alleluia! Alleluia! I’m scared for everyone I know Is it real or just a show? Alleluia! Alleluia! I’m scared of everyone I know As above, so below There’s a language I learned From the pages I turned Now the sound of the orchestra, it can’t go on It can’t go on It’s a serious life, a serious life I was just going to spill my guts In front of my wife A serious life Alleluia! Alleluia! I’m scared for everyone I know Is it real or just a show? Alleluia! Alleluia! I’m scared of everyone I know As above, so below It can’t go on It can’t go on It can’t go on It can’t go on

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A new four-song EP released on Velvet Blue Music July 14, 2017.

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