THE BALLAD OF WINNIE AND YOKO

THE BALLAD OF WINNIE & YOKO

1.

RUNNING THROUGH THE STREETS OF DALSTON,

TRYING TO GET THESE VISIONS TO GO.

THE GIRL WITH THE BOOK

SAID, ‘HERE GIRL TAKE A LOOK,’

‘THERE’S THIS PAGE WHERE EVERY WORD IS A NO.’

CHRIST, YOU KNOW IT IN’T EASY

YOU KNOW HOW HARD ART CAN BE

THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING

YOU’D THINK IT’S TWENTY TWENTY THREE

2.

AT HOME WINNIE READS YOKO’S BOOK

‘BOUT HOW TO CHANGE THE NAPALM LINE

REMAKE APOCALYPSE NOW

THIS BOOK’LL SHOW YOU JUST HOW

THEN, KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND

CHOOSE YOUR OWN TIME

CHRIST, YOU KNOW IT IN’T EASY

YOU KNOW HOW HARD ART CAN BE

THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING

YOU’D THINK IT’S TWENTY TWENTY THREE

3.

BACK AT YOKO’S APARTMENT

MAKING POSTERS WITH A LETRASET

THEY SAID ‘ABANDON ART NOW’

THE JAMs WILL SHOW YOU JUST HOW

WE’LL MAKE ART THE TATE WILL NEVER FORGET

CHRIST, YOU KNOW IT IN’T EASY

YOU KNOW HOW HARD ART CAN BE

THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING

YOU’D THINK IT’S TWENTY TWENTY THREE

(Middle eight)

SENDING YOUR BOOK ALL AROUND THE WORLD

TO HAITI, TO THE CONGO, TO THE KOLKATA GIRL

TO ANGELA AND VLAD

OH BOY, THIS WORLD’S GONE MAD

IF WE’RE NOT CAREFUL IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD

THINK!

4.

DOWN KINGSLAND WITH ROLLERS AND PASTE

PUT UP THREE POSTERS FROM THE K-SEC

THERE’S A KNOCK AT THE DOOR

“OPEN UP IT’S THE LAW”

“YOKO ONO, GIRL YOU’RE UNDER ARREST”

CHRIST, YOU KNOW IT IN’T EASY

YOU KNOW HOW HARD ART CAN BE

THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING

YOU’D THINK IT’S TWENTY TWENTY THREE

5.

PARKER BREAKS US OUT OF PRISON

WITH M’LADY EVADING THE COPS

THE INTERNET’S GONE

AND THIS GRAPEFRUIT’S A BOMB

LET’S HAVE YOUR BABY ON TOP OF THE POPS

CHRIST, YOU KNOW IT IN’T EASY

YOU KNOW HOW HARD ART CAN BE

THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING

YOU’D THINK IT’S TWENTY TWENTY THREE

THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING

YOU’D THINK IT’S TWENTY TWENTY THREE

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