First up

Since it’s my first post, let’s “celebrate” with the one of the oldest media around, a song. Let’s see, we’ll have a classic. Something unique. Ah, feeling a bit cynical today, so we’ll have some verses of wisdom from my comic anti-hero pal Constantine.

Venus Of The Hardsell by Mucous Membrane

love adventure death and glory
the short goodbye the whispered story
one last glance at the chameleon dance
and into the dark across the park
i ain’t no mark for the venus of the hardsell
(say it)
i ain’t no mark for the venus of the hardsell

saints and sinners raw beginners
lipstick traces and tv dinners
cigarsmoke bars and expensive new cars
the acapulco dive and the media jive
they all survive for the venus of the hardsell
(know it)
they all survive for the venus of the hardsell

empty graves and shallow heads
shallow smiles and empty beds
betta get a room without a view
sail out if sight of land
momma won’t like it but you should
travel with a rough-neck crew
listen out for all that’s said
just worry when the hounds ain’t fed
(gotta)
worry when the hounds ain’t fed

‘cos one mutt yaps and the pack starts baying
blood for the gods it’s cheaper than praying
soldier boys die but superman still flies
violent days – it’s a permanent craze
it never pays to love the venus of the hardsell
(leave it)
don’t screw around with the venus of the hardsell

there’s new uniforms at the church bazaar
fanatics got the rising star
thin dark streets ring with matching men’s feet
past the billboard bride troops the national pride
it’s all supplied by the venus of the hardsell
(f**k it)
it’s all supplied by the venus of the hardsell

-eop-

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