posted on June 15, 2010 at 9:19 am

i sing the bloody eclectic
i sing the unsingable song
i sing of crete and concrete and the discrete layers of life
i sing of the underworld and the overdrive
i sing of hashish i sing of myrrh
i sing of aphrodites ichor
i sing of enkidus fur
i sing of the garden now barred
i sing of men ill-starred
i sing of whores and virgins and hags and beauties
i sing the deepest song of the seven seas
and the seven seals
and the seven dwarves
and seven years of bad luck
and seventy seven sunset strip
i sing of dillinger and derringer and delicates and doom
i sing of zeus amon and white hippy moses and burning bushes
i sing you asleep
i sing you awake
i sing to your skins and your hearts
i sing of seances and ectoplasm
i sing dimensions i sing spells
i sing unaccompanied i sing with birds
i sing badly i sing well
i sing roughly
i sing smoothly
i sing and i croon and i shout it all out
i sing even if no one listens
i sing even if no one hears
i sing to the sailors and soldiers
i sing to the head neck and shoulders
i sing to the stones and the boulders
i sing to myself in the shower
i sing and i vaguely can remember the power
i sing to arcturus to antares to sirius to andromeda
i sing childhood in
i sing old age out
i sing the chemical nuptials
i sing the storm i sing the calm
i sing in the vibrating dawn
i sing wordless
i sing epic tales in sanskrit and greek and english and swedish
i sing the mahabharata i sing the gospels
i sing dr seuss and dr dee and dr death and dr my eyes
i sing with my heart i sing with my soul
i sing without remembering in amnesias black hold
i sing to my mothers i sing to my brothers
i sing to you and any others
i sing to macbeth and miranda and to lear and round here
i sing the milky way and i sing the hard way
and i sing the old ways and old days
i sing the hits and misses
i sing young and old
i sing and i stop and i sing once again
i sing glam classical mineral gnostic and inner country
i sing with gb3 and the 3 fates and the 3 norns
i sing sometimes with my 2 horns
i sing hell and i sing well and i sing in one fell swoop
i sing bohemia i sing in my deleria
i sing in the school cafeteria
i sing in corpuscles and bacteria
i sing in sickness and in health
in poverty and in wealth
i sing in this life in last life in everylife
i sing everyman i sing for no one
i sing for profit prophet and for fucking fun
i sing as i come undone
i sing U#23 i sing only for me
i sing for thee
i sing and i begin
i sing anything everything
i sing what no one else can or will sing
i sing for eurydice i sing for medea
i sing for my supper and i sing on some upper
i sing in my slippers
i sing for day trippers and night riders
i sing the hurt inside us
i sing as my muse bids
i sing for the bedsit kids
i sing soundless and groundless and endless
i sing the sacred i sing the ephemeral
i sing the horrible and the terrible
i sing to keep the outside out
and the inside in
i sing of virtue and sin
i sing of cabbages and kings
and whether pigs have wings
and i sing the things the darkness will bring
and when its all over
even then
i sing

14 Responses to “orpheus in the undertrick”

  1. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 15 June 2010 at 10:19 am #

    you sing to the spirit
    you sing to the mind
    you sing to the heart
    you sing to lust and love
    you sing to joy and consequence
    you sing to grief and its ending
    you sing to me


    love always…….

  2. avatar
    princey | 15 June 2010 at 10:47 am #

    Another killer, killa.
    Have fun tonight:)
    love amanda

  3. avatar
    fantasticandy | 15 June 2010 at 10:56 am #

    even MORE stunning!

  4. avatar
    Freddie | 15 June 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Yes, indeed you do.
    Excellent blog today…again. :^)

  5. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 15 June 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    there u go singing again…a true master at his craft.

    Have a great day !!!!



    any word yet on the launch of the website- just asking

  6. avatar
    DavidP | 15 June 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    you sing to lift the veil
    you sing and sometimes wail
    you sing and never fail
    to sing and cut your trail

  7. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 15 June 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    You sing great, you write great blogs and you are an incomparable lyricist.

    I pray for the wildlife in the oil infested gulf coast of the United States.

  8. avatar
    knot | 15 June 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    thank you yet again tommy tucker

  9. avatar
    davem | 15 June 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    You missed out….like velvet……

  10. avatar
    robertmadore | 15 June 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Nice! Are you doing SpaceRock Wiz?

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    So, what you're saying is, you like to sing…right? About anything and all things. And you feel strongly about it, too. That's the vibe I'm getting anyway.

  12. avatar
    eek | 15 June 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    What a beautiful approach to life. This would also be a good one to record you reading. The mantra quality to it is just incredible…it would be even more intense to hear than to read.

  13. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 15 June 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    sing me a lullaby on broadway…lol
    New York New York

  14. avatar
    cazziem | 15 June 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    The list is endless SK of what you sing or write about, but for me in the very short space of time I have been a regular reader and viewer of ttb you make the incomprehensible explicable, bring logic to the illogical and truly have a way of putting words together in such a way even those with no love for literature an the like hang on to your every word.
    The internet was once described to me as being a vast library, well I know that I can visit ttb any time and day and find something amongst the masses of blogs on offer that will suit my mood. xx

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