Lyrics – I. The House Speakers

 

I – THE HOUSE SPEAKERS

I am the curator of my museum

I am the curator of my museum

Take your shoes off now, come step on my carpet

Keep your fingers out of the glass, now, stop it!

Is this a piece worth saving? A jewel for displaying

Have I ever seen such a fine piece

Of high-renaissance thin-coat glazing?

Thirteen more cards and I will reach completion

Brian, come up and eat the dinner!

This painting is epigonic of Titian

Look what I brought back from our vacation

Honey I bought you a decoration

Your room looks like a party from Jan Steen

I have to pick the jewels up

Did that card come from the washing machine

I’ve got to clean the jewels out

This ictus is loose like juba, so pass the tambourine!

I can review the jewels too!

What might be my theme, and what’s this piece’s underlying rhyme scheme?

Could it be ABA, is it ABCDEFA?

What’s the tradition, what’s the contextualizing condition?

Is the work serial, or post-nouveau baroque ethereal?

(Amen, amen, amen, amen…)

Pick – up your clothes

Is there urgent stimuli

For you now

Is there urgent stimuli

Go do now

What came like this, in the past

What came with this, to lay a path and…

Have I ever encountered (FRAME!) – this piece before?

What like this a-bubbles up?

Hey, have I ever encountered – this thing before?

What like this – do I call up?

What happened similar, in the past, and

Ho dee, do dee, twelve plus six eighteen

What happened similar, to lay a path, and

Ho dee, do dee, the lock is blue, not

What can I do now, without thinking

Green, dee doh dee, where’d I put the key?

What now, can I do, my mind is sinking –

Dee doh, did I leave it in my jeans?

Take down the problem, how to

Make out the problem, go break down

Break down the problem, I see

Sweep it a side, to the periphery

Two trains – at different speeds

The truth is in the margins for academia

I wish I had an access to the answer key!

Don’t a duffer bishop of a pointless see

You ought to banish it to your periphery –

So that you don’t bite off-a more – than you can chew

Just scoot that unimportant stuff away from you

So break it down, break it down

Sweep aside the stimuli that you don’t need

A-slide aside detrita to periphery

Whoops!

There goes the key!

I did it, I admit it

Shit! Shame!

I’m the dropper

I did it, I admit it

Eye dropper

Put back/pick up/on desk!

Bend

A-what just happened

Ah, ah

Look at what just happened describe it

Describe it

Look at what just happened

A thought symbol chases another thought symbol like dominoes

What just happened, describe it

Firefly, firefly, fire, fly

Go and make a description, make a verbal description

Tell me what just happened

Give the frame a caption

I locked the key!; I hear myself describe it after I already picked it up and put it back/on the desk

Firefly, fire fire firefly, leave your change in the threshold values

Subject then verb and object

Hey look away, look away my friend

Zero in on the phrase I want to say and

Table

Zero in on the phrases wanting to be said –

But when there’s a clinky word:

Stem the creative flow, the creative, table the inertia flow

Start a search process!

Search for a better word, for a better

Than creative

Search for a more proximate word

Start a search process! Start a search process!

I (SEARCH!) remember there were 4 things

Look back / What’s the… problem

No, I remember there were 3 things – to illustrate; 3 things to deactivate; 3 things in:

Numberer, Numberer, Numberery Numberer

Remember! Remember!

You know you got to remember recombination

You know you got to remember your right left right

Left right left

You know you got to remember to empty your

Cache, clear your cache! Don’t let her know, where you’ve been, better clear out your

Cover your

Cache, clear your cache! Don’t let her know, where you’ve been, better clear out your

Trash, ugly trash, you’ve got to take out the ugly, ugly, ugly trash

Time is ripe for some

Cleaning up (the scattering) the meaning of (your gathering)

Now is time for that

Oral and then anal oral and then anal

Now is time to decipher, decipher – all that gathering

All that scattering

Decipher, decipher, make it legible, clean up the urtext

Decipher, decipher, make it intelligible, clarify!

What just happened to you on the desk

Specify

Take the stance of the listener

What just happened to you on the desk in the kitchen

Chronify

Do a dance for the listener

What just happened when you got up from the desk

Modify

Is it too dense for the listener

What just happened you spilled on the kitchen table

Try to make sense – go and make a label!

Clarify

Clean up, look up

Clarifia clarifia clarifia

Is it clarified enough?

Is it clarified enough?

Or do your illustrations need further illustrating

Temporal smear/is it that clear

Or would further explanation get youu off the path

What’s this I hear – counterpoint?

Did you close the brackets? Do numbers agree?

Is it grammatical?

Is it too chromatical?

Is it optimistic?

Is it anachronistic?

I say it’s purposeful!

No, it’s accidental!

Nah!

I call it murposeful?

But for me, it’s too nonsensical?

Did you close the brackets? Do numbers agree? Is use-mention distinction clear?

Did you show intentionality when you embellished that phrase

Intentionality-

Then you can move on!

Close that parentheses – when you’ve amended your phrase –

Close the parentheses!

Then you can move on! Then you can move on! Then you can move on! Then you can move on! Then you can move on! Then you can move on!

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