Roxy Music Tour 2001


Mother of Pearl

Turn the lights down, way down low
Turn up the music, Hi as fi can go
All the gang´s here, everyone you know
It´s a crazy scene
Hey there just look over your shoulder
Get the picture? No no no no .......(Yes)
Walk a tightrope, your life-sign-line
Such a bright hope, right place, right time
What´s your number? Never you mind
Take a powder
But hang on a minute what´s coming round the corner?
Have you a future? No no no no .......(Yes)
Well I´ve been up all night again
Party-time wasting is too much fun
Then I step back thinking of life´s inner meaning
And my latest fling
It´s the same old story, all love and glory
It´s a pantomime
If you're looking for love in a looking glass world
It's pretty hard to find
Oh mother of pearl I wouldn't trade you for another girl
Divine intervention always my intention
So I take my time
I´ve been looking for something I've always wanted
But was never mine
But now I've seen that something just out of reach - glowing - very Holy Grail
Oh mother of pearl lustrous lady of a sacred world
Thus: even Zarathustra another-time-loser
Could believe in you
With every goddess a let down, every idol a bring down
It gets you down
But the search for perfection, your own predilection
Goes on and on and on and on
Canadian Club love, a place in the Country
Everyone's ideal
But you are my favorita and a place in your heart dear
Makes me feel more real
Oh mother of pearl I wouldn't change you for the whole world
You're highbrow, holy with lots of soul
Melancholy shimmering
Serpentine sleekness was always my weakness
Like a simple tune
But no dilettante filigree fancy
Beats the plastic you
Career girl cover exposed and another
Slips right into-view
Oh looking for love in a looking glass world
Is pretty hard for you
Few throwaway kisses the boomerang misses
Spin round and round
Fall on featherbed quilted faced with silk
Softly stuffed eider down
Take refuge in pleasure just give me your future
We'll forget your past
Oh mother of pearl submarine lover in a shrinking world
Oh lonely dreamer your choker provokes
A picture cameo
Oh mother of pearl so so semi-precious in your detached world
Oh mother of pearl I wouldn´t trade you for another girl

E.G. Music Ltd © 1973

From the Virgin CD 'For Your Pleasure'

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