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T.Rex lyrics

Album: Dandy in the Underworld [1977]

Tracks12
 01  Dandy In The Underworld
 02  Crimson Moon
 03  Universe
 04  I'm A Fool For You Girl
 05  I Love To Boogie
 06  Visions Of Domino
 07  Jason B. Sad
 08  Groove A Little
 09  The Soul Of My Suit
 10  Hang-Ups
 11  Pain And Love
 12  Teen Riot Structure
all T.Rex lyrics



Dandy In The Underworld
(A Bolanic revision of Orpheus Descending)

Marc Bolan- guitar and vocal
Herbie Flowers- bass
Tony Newman- drums
Dino Dines-keyboards and synthesizer
Steve Harley- vocals

Prince of Players, Pawn of none
Born with steel reins on the heart of the Sun
Gypsy explorer of the New Jersey Heights
Exalted companion of cocaine nights **

Cos hes a Dandy in the Underworld
Dandy in the Underworld
When will he come up for air,
Will anybody ever care *

At an old eighteen exiled he was
To the deserted kingdoms of a mythical Oz
Distraction he wanted, to destruction he fell
Now he forever stalks the ancient
Mansions of hell

* Repeat

Now his lovers have left him
And his youths ill spent
He cries in the dungeons and tries to repent
But change is a monster and changing is hard
But hell freeze away his summers in his
Underground yard

* Repeat
** Repeat
Repeat twiceback to top
Crimson Moon
(The beat of bondage stalks on)

Marc Bolan- guitar and vocal
Herbie Flowers- bass
Tony Newman- drums
Dino Dines-keyboards
Alfalpha- additional vocals

Hey little girl you move so fine
All I want to do is melt your mind**

Under the crimson moon
Under the crimson moon
I wanna feel your heat under the crimson moon
I wanna feel your heat under the crimson moon

You can shake your torpedoes
You can shoot your gun
You can mix your martinis
From the blood of the sun

* Repeat

Im a chartreuse lover
I am an indigo man
In the black of the night
Ill hold your lily white hand

* Repeat
** Repeat
* Repeat twiceback to top
Universe
(Interplanetary Waltz)

Marc Bolan- guitar and vocal
Steve Currie- bass
Davey Lutton- drums
Dino Dines- keyboards
Chris Mercer- tenor sax
Gloria Jones and Colin Jacas- additional vocals



Hey there sister
Lets face the Universe and dance
Hey there sister
Lets face the Universe and dance **

Well bop over the galaxies
Well stroll over to Mars
Well romance on Jupiter
Make love among the stars *

If you really love me sister
Lets face the Universe and dance
If you really love me sister
Lets face the Universe and dance

* Repeat
** Repeat x3back to top
I'm A Fool For You Girl
(A fool's lament is the wiseman's milkshake)

Marc Bolan- guitar and vocal
Scott Edwards- bass
Paul Murphy- drums
J. Long- violin
Steve Gregory- flute
Gloria Jones- additional vocals

I'm standing winding staircase, seven eagles long
Misty planet creature how could I kiss you wrong

The Poet wished upon a star
And dazzling bright is what you are
I'm a fool for you girl, I'm a fool for you girl
I'm a fool for you girl, I'm a fool for you girl *

Dripping dancing diving, lipstick of the brave
Sullen Garbo siren, your body's all I crave **

* Repeat
** Repeat
* Repeat

Hot baby I'm a fool for youback to top
I Love To Boogie
(A cross between Ramon Navarro and Marlene Dietrich)


Marc Bolan- guitar and vocal
Davey Lutton- drums
Steve Currie- bass
Dino Dines - keyboards

We love to boogie, we love to boogie
Jitterbug boogie, Bolan pretty boogie
We love to boogie on a Saturday night

Belinda Mae Fender's got a Cadillac Bone
Jenny's lost her cherry walking
all the way home
The passions of the Earth blasted it's mind
Now it's neat sweet ready for
the moon based grind

We love to boogie
We love to boogie on a Saturday night
We love to boogie
High school boogie, jitterbug boogie
We love to boogie on a Saturday night

You rattlesnake out with your tailfeathers high
Jitterbug left and smile to the sky
With your black velvet cape
We love to boogie, we love to boogie
Jitterbug boogie, Bolan pretty boogie
We love to boogie on a Saturday night
and your stovepipe hat
Be-bop baby the dance is where it's at

I love to boogie
Yes I love to boogie on a Saturday night
I said I love to boogie, I love to boogie
Jitterbug boogie, I love to boogie
I love to boogie on a Saturday night

I love to boogieback to top
Visions Of Domino
(Her love is hot, but mine is not)

Marc Bolan- guitar and vocal
Davey Lutton and Paul Fenton- drums
Steve Currie- bass
Dino Dines - synthesiser

This woman is a perfumed breeze
Greek Gods recline on her knees
I'd freeze the sun to kiss her ear

It all makes up the visions I call Domino
It all makes up the visions I call Domino
Right now *

A suit of doubt she gave to me
In return I cried a sea
Of poet's tears and something more
I camped outside her velvet doors

* Repeat

Love's a freak and it moves fast
My marble dream it could not last
Now every time this girl I see
She tries to chain me to her tree

* Repeatback to top
Jason B. Sad
(A distant friend of Johnny B. Goode)

Marc Bolan and Miller Anderson- guitars
Herbie Flowers- bass
Tony Newman- drums
Dino Dines - keyboards and synthesizer
Bud Beadle- baritone sax
Chris Mercer- tenor sax
Marc Bolan- vocal

Jason B. Sad was a lonely lad
His head was a bed for everyone
His clothes was his life
but his heart was a knife
Inscribed on it was "rock 'n' roll is cruel"

Take me to school, boy
Leave me alone, boy
Slice me a bone of the Universe
Take me to school, boy
Leave me alone, boy
Slice me a bone of the Universe *

Jason got weird and he pierced his ears
A gypsy alone in his gallantry
He met Shaky Sue, who wore only blue
And they shared in their teenage misery

* Repeat

Then Jason read books and wore hard looks
He swapped Sue for an artisan
His winters were long and a fantastic song
Grew from his head like a marigold

* Repeatback to top
Groove A Little
(To groove is to lubricate your imagination)

Marc Bolan - guitar and vocal
Dino Dines - keyboards and synthesizer
Herbie Flowers- bass
Tony Newman- drums

You can call somebody captain
Under pressure you can flip
You can be a rock commando
But you can't pilot the ship

Groove a little baby, groove a little now
Groove a little baby, you might know
what you want
But I'll show you how *

You can trip the light fantastic
Become a space grotesque
You can fossilize your thought dreams
Behind a rusty desk

* Repeat

You might know what you want
But I'll show you how

You can read the works of Shakespeare
In the Academy of Life
You can punk the skunks of freedom
With you jeweled Etruscan knife

* Repeat twiceback to top
The Soul Of My Suit
Marc Bolan - guitar and vocal
Dino Dines - keyboards
Herbie Flowers- bass
Tony Newman- drums
Alfalpha- additional vocals

Well you damaged the soul of my suit
You pulled my love out by the roots
But I'm not such a bad boy- oh no *

You ravished the runes of my tunes
You put on the gloves of my loves
But you're not such a bad girl- oh no

Rock and rolled it even strolled it, baby
Rock and rolled it, yeah
Rock and rolled it even strolled it, baby
Rock and rolled it, yeah
* Repeat
I love you, yeahback to top
Hang-Ups
(Play in a loud cloud)

Marc Bolan - guitar, vocal, maraccas and tambourine
Dino Dines - keyboards
Herbie Flowers- bass
Tony Newman- drums

When I'm down you bring me up, babe
When I'm up you bring me down
When I'm down you bring me up, babe
When I'm up you bring me down
I'm such a contradiction- I'm just hung-up *

Get off my back and leave me
Oh shit, let's get it on
Get off my back and leave me
Oh shit, let's get it on
I'm such a contradiction- I'm just hung-up

I'm such a contradiction- I'm just hung-up
Everything is sweet babe
Then everything is the pits
Everything is sweet babe
Then everything is the pits
You love me then you leave me
How come you always pick the hits?
* Repeatback to top
Pain And Love
(A punkoid opera in C flat and razor sharp)

Marc Bolan - guitar, vocal, bass and percussion
Tony Newman- drums
Dino Dines- keyboards

We have traveled pain and love
To call ourselves high born
Living in a maze so crazed, lunacy is legend
Lunacy is legend

Words I fear that clutch my crutch
And drive your senses crazy
Men or women too get blue,
so don't make living hazy
No don't make living hazy

Once in youth the wisdom crouched
Deep inside my bedroom
Visitations now are scarce, winter life is lonely
Now winter life is lonely

Temples that are bleak and bleached
Are bleached up on the highway
God of truth returned just once
and made my prison homely
Don't make my life so lonely
Repeat in totoback to top
Teen Riot Structure
Marc Bolan - guitar and vocal
Dino Dines- keyboards
Herbie Flowers- bass
Tony Newman- drums
Bud Beadle- baritone sax and flute
Chris Mercer- tenor sax

Teen riot structure, ankle deep in fear
Babies lost in bellies and the oracle can't hear
A demon angel demi-god blasted
through the night
Me and Lucy Lightning holding on real tight

An ancient Lord in wonder rung upon my bell
I fed him with my nightmares
And he ate my dreams as well
All London was in blazes burning to the sound
Of deep galactic tragedies
In stereophonic sound

A tempest teen of stature in
Gatsby hat and cloak
Licked upon my lollipop,
but I didn't get the joke
As devastation mounted
my wardrobes almost burned
The teens held hands on shifting sands
and wonder what they learnt
Repeat in toto
Structure
Teen riot structure
Repeat




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