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Brian Eno – The Fat Lady Of Limbourg lyrics

Well, I rang up Pantouchi, spoke to Luchi
And gave them all what they needed to know.
And if the affairs are preceding, we'll be expecting soon enough
The weak spots will show.
We assume you understand that we've got options on your time
And we'll ditch you in the harbor if we must.
But if it all works out nicely,
You'll get the bonus you deserve
From doctors we trust
The fat lady of Limbourg
Looked at the samples that we sent and furrowed her brow
You would never believe that she tasted royalty and fame
If you saw her now.
But her sense of taste is such that she'll distinguish with her tongue
The subtlies a spectrograph would miss.
And amounts a decision
Well demanding her reward
The jelly fish kiss.
Now we checked out this duck, quack
That laid a big egg oh so black
It shown just like gold.
And the kids from the city
Finding it pretty took it home
And there it was sold.
It was changing hands for weeks 'til someone left it by their fire
And it melted to a puddle on the floor.
For it was only a candle
A Roman scandle, whoa-oh-oh
And now it's a pool.
That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for here.
That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for here.

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