Roxy Music : Mother of Pearl [1973] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Μια από τις πιο σημαντικές στιγμές στην ιστορία του Bryan Ferry και των Roxy Music είναι αυτό το τραγούδι. Όχι τυχαία, ο Brian Eno θεωρεί καλύτερο άλμπουμ τους το Stranded, πρώτο άλμπουμ που ηχογράφησαν μετά την αποχώρησή του [1973].

One of the paramount moments in Bryan Ferry’s / Roxy Music’s history is this song from Stranded, released in 1973. No wonder why Brian Eno considers the first album they recorded after his departure, as their best.


❝ Well I’ve been up all night again
Party time wasting is too much fun
Then I step back thinking
Of life’s inner meaning
And my latest fling
Its the same old story
All love and glory
Its a pantomime
If you’re looking for love
In a looking glass world
Its pretty hard to find
Oh mother of pearl
I wouldn’t trade you
For another girl
Divine intervention
Always my intention
So I take my time
Ive been looking for something
Ive always wanted
But was never mine
But now Ive seen that something
Just out of reach glowing
Very holy grail
Oh mother of pearl
Lustrous lady
Of a sacred world
Thus even zarathustra
Another time loser
Could believe in you
With every goddess a let down
Every idol a bring down
It gets you down
But the search for perfection
Your own predilection
Goes on and on and on and on
Canadian club love
A place in the country
Everyones ideal
But you are my favorite
And a place in your heart dear
Makes me feel more real
Oh mother of pearl
I wouldn’t change you
For the whole world
You’re highbrow holy
With lots of soul
Melancholy shimmering
Serpentine sleekness
Was always my weakness
Like a simple tune
But no dilettante
Filigree fancy
Beats the plastic you
Career girl cover
Exposed and another
Slips right into view
Oh looking for love
In a looking glass world
Is pretty hard for you
Few throwaway kisses
The boomerang misses
Spin round and round
Fall on featherbed quilted
Faced with silk
Softly stuffed eider down
Take refuge in pleasure
Just give me your future
Well forget your past
Oh mother of pearl
Submarine lover
In a shrinking world
Oh lonely dreamer
Your choker provokes
A picture cameo
Oh mother of pearl
So so semi-precious
In your detached world
Oh mother of pearl
I wouldn’t trade you
For another girl❞


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!