Monday, September 19, 2011

The Low Spark Of The High-Heeled Boys

This song keeps playing on my I pod again and again. Okay, I keep hitting replay. The music is haunting, the lyrics very memorable. I had to look them up because sometimes the words you think you hear are not the words that you hear.


The words seem to speak of nuclear war, Jimmy Hendrix, being in extreme debt, being taken advantage of, assassination conspiracy,  drugs, Vietnam, glam rock,  and the attempt to destroy the human spirit.


While you listen, please read the words, I think you will enjoy it even more.


The Low Spark Of High-heeled Boys 


If you see something that looks like a star
And it's shooting up out of the ground
And your head is spinning from a loud guitar
And you just can't escape from the sound
Don't worry too much, it'll happen to you
We were children once, playing with toys
And the thing that you're hearing is only the sound of
The low spark of high-heeled boys

The percentage you're paying is too high priced
While you're living beyond all your means
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car 
From the profit he's made on your dreams
But today you just read that the man was shot dead 
By a gun that didn't make any noise
But it wasn't the bullet that laid him to rest was 
The low spark of high-heeled boys


If you had just a minute to breathe and they granted you one final wish
Would you ask for something like another chance?
Or something similar as this? Don't worry too much
It'll happen to you as sure as your sorrows are joys
And the thing that disturbs you is only the sound of 
The low spark of high-heeled boys

If I gave you everything that I owned and asked for nothing in return
Would you do the same for me as I would for you?
Or take me for a ride, and strip me of everything including my pride
But spirit is something that no one destroys
And the sound that I'm hearing is only the sound
The low spark of high-heeled boys
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