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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:02 AM
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In honor of our own Screaming Lord Byron: The Devil is an Englishman
A poet walks amongst the Gods
But jealous men have pulled me down
Now exiled in a foreign land
I coax my demons into life
While people cross themselves and say
The Devil is an Englishman

Beelzebub in human form
I mingle with the noblemen
Young girls fall pleading at my feet
As I defile them one by one
Devouring half of London Town
The Devil is an Englishman

A nest of tiny scorpions
Are breeding in my cranium
Poet Laureate of hell
The Devil is an Englishman

In yet a hundred years from now
As leeches suck upon the flesh
For those who trek beyond the grave
This dark demented soul lives on
The Devil is an Englishman

Thomas Dolby
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:04 AM
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1. Why thank you. I'm more of the Spring Heeled Jack type guy myself.
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:09 AM
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2. Interesting, I know that picture
Where'd you get it from? :evilgrin:

For the record the above song is from the movie Gothic which is about Byron, Shelly and a particular interesting evening.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:15 AM
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3. Yeah. A Ken Russell movie, about my little sojourn in Italy
with Shelley, Polidori and Shelley's bird. Shelley's bird wrote this mad story about some sort of animated corpse. Crazy shit. Sank like a stone of course.
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:18 AM
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4. But didn't it simply reek of atmosphere
Plus any movie that gets a soundtrack including Thomas Dolby gets points in my book.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:19 AM
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5. Yeah. His new-fangled harpsichord arpeggios are really quite pleasant.
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