Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat Lyrics




Hey Garland I dig your tweed coat
I'll trade you a domino this size
Mothballs scented
The woman silk nude tie
Painting his chest
One celluloid stay, exposed through his nibbled collar
Feet speckled the sidewalk
Faces gurgled through windows
Passing cars gum rubber streaks
Neon plants swim like green seaweed to a deep rhythm of blues
Red thyroid sunsets
Flame and speckled chemistry
Pipes run off dark tubes
Erase into marks that pour the dye of darkness
Crystal comes together as silent as ink
"I don't think I could let it go, I got it at the religious scene"
Teeth let go
Tobacco juice
An oiled balloon
Brown eye in an egg whit
Black tar bubbles in stripes
A straw hat squeaked on the brim of a feather
Newsprint thumbed through nicotine fingers
A dark olive was turned on
Its small pulp speaker, burst into a scream
One large tomato was immediately peeled skin red
It bled into a red 'o' and smacked behind accepted fangs
Quick eyebrows danced cutely above a mole
The front was smooth
It gradually gathered and wrinkled at the holes
A dark wooden moustache deposited below above Chinese red varnished lips
That dented slightly into the evening
"It's gotten quite cold, I've decided I can't sell you my coat"
Honking the wind puffed into the clumps above the lattice rows
And out looked panatella
Naked and not ashamed
Without no clothes wiggle pig went snout first into a tree
The rubber turkey was gobbled up by night's dark rubber mouth
A white phosphorous raindrop dropped in the sky
Hot silhouettes in a convertible
Gave this a applause
And several white porcelain trays were rolled in by bumble bees
Their wings arranged with pictures out of the past
And the rainbow baboon gobbled fifteen fish eyes with each spoon
Pockets was caught at window level
Approaching the fractured glass dripping in light he spoke
"I just looked at myself
And from here to there it ain't far enough
But from here to there
It's too short"
"And circles don't fly, they float"
Pena exclaimed
And went on to say
"Sun shore did shine this year
Who'd you look like underneath?"





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Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat Comments
  1. günther Zaruba

    i think about to paint a picture about the scene, the Captain tries to discribe

  2. günther Zaruba

    a rainbow baboon ..... Imagine the scene %-))

  3. I Eat Garbage

    But what's he saying?

  4. casey ferguson

    Several white porcelain trays were rolled in by bumblebees

  5. Baron Stephen von Bach-Paraski

    I played this for my son when he was 12. He became a Musician.

    TheStuF

    Thank you :)

  6. Martin Harrison

    Some great lyrics here;
    "It's gotten quite cold. I've decided I can't sell you my coat"
    "From here to here it ain't far enough, but from here to here it's too short!
    Could only be the Captain.

  7. Mark Jones

    Hey Garland, I dig your tweed coat. I’ll trade you a domino this
    size, mothball-scented. The woman silk nude tie painting his chest. One
    celluloid stay exposed through his nibbled collar. Feet speckled the
    sidewalk. Faces gurgled through windows. Passing cars gum rubber
    streaks. Neon plants swim like green seaweed to a deep rhythm of blues.
    Red thyroid sunsets, flame in speckled chemistry. Pipes run off dark
    tubes. Erase into marks that pour the dye of darkness. Crystal comes
    together as silent as ink.
    “I don’t think I could let it go. I got it at the religious scene”
    Teeth let go, tobacco juice, an oiled balloon, brown eye in an egg
    white, black tar bubbles and stripes. A straw hat squeaked on the brim
    of a feather. Newsprint thumbed through nicotine fingers, a dark olive
    was turned on. Its small pulp speaker burst into a scream. One large
    tomato was immediately peeled skin red. It bled into a red “O” and
    smacked behind accepted fangs. Quick eyebrows danced cutely above a
    mole. The bridge held a large gold pair of spectacles. The front was
    smooth. It slightly gathered and wrinkled at the holes. A dark wooden
    moustache deposited below above Chinese red varnished lips that dented
    slightly into the evening.
    “It’s gotten quite cold. I’ve decided I can’t sell you my coat.”
    Honking, the wind puffed into the clumps above the lattice rows. And
    out looked Panatella, naked and not ashamed, without no clothes. Wiggle
    Pig went snout-first into a tree. The rubber turkey was gobbled up by
    the night’s dark rubber mouth. A white phosphorous raindrop dropped in
    the sky. Hot silhouettes in a convertible gave this applause. And
    several white porcelain trays were rolled in by bumblebees. Their wings
    arranged with pictures out of the past. And the rainbow baboon gobbled
    fifteen fish eyes with each spoon. Pockets was caught at window level.
    Approaching the fractured glass, dripping in light, he spoke: “I’ve just
    looked at myself, and from here to here it ain’t far enough, but from
    here to here it’s too short.” “And circles don’t fly, they float,” Pena
    exclaimed and went on to say, “Sun sure did shine this year. Who’d you
    look like underneath?”

    notlurking

    stream of consciousness stuff......great

  8. Alex Xenos

    Fabulous album.. Check the bootleg instrumental version also.

    Baron Stephen von Bach-Paraski

    Not a bootleg if it has strangled saxophone. It is "Light Reflected Off The Oceands Of The Moon". It is on Rhino compilation "the Dust Blows Forward", all caps in right place.

    Alex Xenos

    That's right Baron ..

  9. Mark Harris

    a dark olive was turned on

  10. small hell

    this is light reflected off the moon with lyrics!!! i just noticed

  11. PhiI93

    Sensational

  12. Sgtwhitepepper

    this album is awesome

  13. montroclq

    faces gurrgled through windows

  14. TheTralfaz

    beautifully put

  15. Matt Engerer

    so gooD

  16. R. ROOKSBY

    You can't beat Beefheart. x

  17. rush77neo

    @Zakura616 you mean the whole song

  18. Sean Pierre-Antoine

    I like the part of the song where he said random things that had no connection to anything else. Epic, dude.

    TheStuF

    Did you also like the part where he said random things that connected all things to everything else. Fast n' Bulbous :)

  19. montroclq

    fuckin classic

  20. timpipe

    the ultimate Beefheart

  21. Big Rob

    I think i found my damn soul friend

  22. teflonmagnet

    he doesn't haggle like he used you too.

  23. montroclq

    it's a classic.