Voodoo Goggles

from by Trotfox



you hear them before you see them/
displayed in the queue/
leant on steel bar barriers/
that are feeding them through/
to the door/ where the bouncer barks/
with eyes like pistols/
the people push past in chants/
squawks and wolf whistles/
to buy drinks at the watering hole/
which they down in jungle fever/
there's a petting zoo for heavy petting/
in front of the speaker/
next to the vanity fair mares/
taking selfies on their cameras/
equine queens/
in diamond bridled glamour/
see the vulture guys to the side/
spying, with sly eyes/
flicking to chicken breast/
ruffling feathers on hen nights/
there's a shoal of salmon in the
same clothes/ mumbling yolo/
they don't know that only dead fish/
go with the flow/
there's even a gaggle of geese/
gurning turning their beaks/
snakes on cocaine/ little rats on speed/
and in the corner/
a swan doused in fake tan/
what a wicked waste of wingspan/

to the trees our trips topple the zoo/
to the trees our trips topple the zoo/
to the trees our trips topple the zoo/

shh, listen/
a mating call from out the jungle/
it's the song of a king kong and he's just
looking for trouble/ stumbles
past hipster peacocks/ in
flatcaps and reeboks/
he goes to grope the swan/
he stumbles/ they tumble/
and king kong gets cuffed/
arms locked behind his back/
screaming 'officer, i just wanted
a piece of that pussy cat'/
while police pigs and dogs
hold him down frantically/
it's a grizzly tragedy/
it's disney on LSD/
it's a twisted fantasy
of a pissed menagerie
it's a travesty/ insanity/ anarchy/
humanity/ cos
no matter how many
anthropomorphic words/
i apply to what i'm seeing/
still a tribe of human beings
being human/
not the best creatures/
hopefully not the worst/
but without the strangest beasts
out of the earth's whole herd/



from Beginners Guide To Voodoo, released February 5, 2015
All music and words written and performed by Josh Levontine, except drum programming made in collaboration with the venerable Craig Larkin.



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Trotfox Exeter, UK

A Trotfox is a rare species of manimal, prone to singing impossible folk tales and drinking improbable cocktails.

The Trotfox's mating call has been reported to share sonic qualities with the impassioned self-righteous steeze of the hip hop emcee, the undulating vocal turbulence of the tipsy gypsy, and the the undeniable stomp of a rowdy pink elephant parade.
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