Song of the Day: "We Have The Technology" - Pere Ubu

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 02:45.

Looking forward to the latest work of David Thomas and Ubu Projex - new releases from Rocket From The Tombs - look back 20+ years... then 30+ years... and see real NEOans have always had the technology, and why it is like a cup, at its best...

We Have The Technology.
I wish we could take this moment and freeze it.
To come back again and again and again.
To hold it to the light.
To turn it in our hands to study all the angles.
To find out how and why it's gotta go the way that it goes.

We have the technology not available before.
We have the technology.
But thinkers and poets of the past Oh no!
They had to leap into the dark so blindly whereas we stand free and upright like men in the day's golden light.
Linked with our machines our eyes are beaming.
It won't matter at all how weird things are seeming.

We have the technology not available before.
We have the technology.

We need the means to dig deeper.
To search below the surface appearance of things to worlds never dreamed of!
What a wonderful life if darlin that moment might be found wherein we come unstuck completely.
Flap A from Slot B slappin in the wind.

We have the technology not available before.
We have the technology.

Writers: Cutler - Jones - Krauss - Maimone - Ravenstine - Thomas.
©1988 Ubu Projex, administered by Bug Music.
Lyrics by David Thomas.

David Thomas compares Pere Ubu to a cup, from an interview on Rocking In The UK (late night ITV programme) circa 1989... at about the time of We Have The Technology

 

This makes me laugh and then cry

This makes me laugh and then cry - David Thomas is a genius

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