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Turn me on - Not around

daevid allen

What did you say?
No Entry
Citizens only
Closed?

Sorry sir
we don't serve tea to refugees

IMMIGRATION
H.M. Department of SOB
True Story

australian alien
Specimen of foreign matter
hermit because of no landing permit
here I sit in some dead frenchman'a tree
lookin out across this cuppa tea sea

Everybody round here has closed their ears
for the day in
Califlower Power Calais
& so i look at sea
Well-
I'm as free as a cat with 9 heads can be
so fresh from soil where it's ILLEGAL
to be me (or so says the homo-
secretary) just wait here
PLEASE.

---B BUT OFFICER … UNLOCK YR FACE!

To pass your port
To Dig White Cliffs
To Mend My West End Ways
must I swim
must I wear Woolworths wool
& peroxide my pubic hair
before you let me in

O England
England
Land where I cannot sing land
Turn me on
Not around

& leave me foolscap customs be
You can rape my papers
& search me for fleas
But let me go free
Where I please

Nude night
I knock at yr door
H.M. Customs
are against the law

No entry
Stars only

Closed