japonisme: walk like an egyptian

14 June 2008

walk like an egyptian

All the old paintings on the tombs
They do the sand dance don't you know
If they move too quick (oh whey oh)
They're falling down like a domino

All the bazaar men by the Nile
They got the money on a bet
Gold crocodiles (oh whey oh)
They snap their teeth on your cigarette

Foreign types with
the hookah pipes say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian

[The] Blonde waitresses take their trays
They spin around
and they cross the floor
They've got the moves
(oh whey oh)
You drop your drink then they bring you more

All the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (oh whey oh)
They're walking like an Egyptian

All the kids in the marketplace say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian

Slide your feet up the street
bend your back
Shift your arm then you pull it back
Life['s] hard you know (oh whey oh)
So strike a pose on a Cadillac

If you want to find all the cops
They're hanging out in
the donut shop
They sing and dance (oh whey oh)
[They] Spin the clubs cruise down the block

All the Jap- anese with their yen
The party boys call the Kremlin
And the Chinese know
(oh whey oh)
They walk the line like Egyptian

All the cops in the donut shop say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian

The Bangles

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Blogger PIGNOUF said...

A great series !

15 June, 2008 00:40  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you--i'm so glad you like it. it was in the works for a long time, and was fun to do.

15 June, 2008 17:22  
Anonymous Une peinture et autres said...

Hello, sorry I don’t speak english, but I just want to say to you: I love your work so much,
And I you are in my blog, if you don’t like this idea say to me
Sory for my English

16 June, 2008 00:54  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

merci isabelle. vous peut parle englaise la meme que je peut parle francais!

as you can see. what i was trying to say was that you speak english about the same as i speak french.

your thoughts are caring and clear and i am so grateful.

from babelfish:

comme vous pouvez voir. ce que j'essayais de dire était que vous parlez anglais plus ou moins comme moi parlez français.

vos pensées sont s'inquiétantes et clair et moi suis si reconnaissant.

and from google translate:

comme vous pouvez le voir. ce que je voulais dire, c'est que vous parlez Anglais à peu près le même que je parle français.

vos idées sont les soins et claire et je suis tellement reconnaissant.

16 June, 2008 07:47  
Blogger here today, gone tomorrow said...

Bwwwahhhahahhahhahhaaaa!!! lotusgreen! How much do I love this post! Brilliant and completely delightful!

"Gold crocodiles (oh whey oh)
They snap their teeth on your cigarette."

(Bwaahhahaaaaa! Sorry, I can't stop laughing at the deliciousness of it all - the music, the lyrics, the images you found.)

20 June, 2008 04:46  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

heh heh heh [b i i i i g • g r i n]

thanks, darlin'

every time i'd look at those images together (in the trio folder!), i'd laugh myself cause they'd seem to be moving!

20 June, 2008 07:25  

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