070123.Bath, The Tragic Treasury-13

January 23, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Posted in Bath | 8 Comments

This is from a while ago, obviously. But for the series, everything’s been leading up to this point: this is the best song of the bunch.

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This photo was taken a long time ago. Shipwrecked by the Gothic Archies:

I can’t think of a single thing I’d rather do
then be cast away on an island with you.
No, I can’t think of anything more heavenly
than to have you shipwrecked on a tropical island with me.
Shipwrecked with you
Shipwrecked with you
I can’t think of a single thing I’d rather do
than be cast away on an island with you

 

Far from distractions and matters of state,
we can quit smoking and quickly lose weight,
sleeping till noon and then staying up late,
at latitude zero and longitude eight

 

I am a gentleman: should you get hurt,
I’ll make a tourniquet out of my shirt.
You needn’t do much, just sit there and flirt,
and if it looks drizzly, I’ll build us a yurt

 

I can’t think of a single thing I’d rather do,
and that’s why I had to get rid of the crew.
So I lopped off their heads and dropped them in the sea
just to have you shipwrecked on a tropical island with me
Shipwrecked with you
Shipwrecked with you
I can’t think of a single thing I’d rather do
and that’s why I decapitated the crew.

 

How could I know there’s no island nearby?
If I don’t eat something soon, I’ll just die
I wouldn’t eat you, oh, never, not I
so let’s catch a shark and I’ll make us a pie!

 

What shall we use for bait? Lend me your hand.
I’ll sew it back on when we get to land
but if the shark takes it, then that would be grand,
(because we won’t starve to death; you understand.)

 

I can’t think of a single thing I wouldn’t do
to end up shipwrecked on an island with you.
No, there’s nobody I wouldn’t kill – nobody –
just to have you shipwrecked on a tropical island with me
Shipwrecked with you
Shipwrecked with you
I can’t think of a single thing I’d rather do
to end up shipwrecked on an island with you…again.

 

Hey, I won’t be checking this very often for another day or two but will get back to everyone after that. (Below, Hugh Laughlin’s “Desert Island” Sunset Lake installation (2006) in upstate New York. The two trespassers were not part of the installation)

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