Elephant Talk

One of my all-time favorite tracks and a great live performance with King Crimson just having lots of fun. If you can in fact wear out the bits and bytes of a CD, my copy of “Discipline” (Warner Brothers, 1981) is probably nothing but white noise today. No matter as I stream this track around my place on a regular basis.

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Talk, it’s only talk
Arguments, agreements, advice, answers,
Articulate announcements
It’s only talk

Talk, it’s only talk
Babble, burble, banter, bicker bicker bicker
Brouhaha, balderdash, ballyhoo
It’s only talk
Back talk

Talk talk talk, it’s only talk
Comments, cliches, commentary, controversy
Chatter, chit-chat, chit-chat, chit-chat,
Conversation, contradiction, criticism
It’s only talk
Cheap talk

Talk, talk, it’s only talk
Debates, discussions
These are words with a D this time
Dialogue, duologue, diatribe,
Dissension, declamation
Double talk, double talk

Talk, talk, it’s all talk
Too much talk
Small talk
Talk that trash
Expressions, editorials, explanations, exclamations, exaggerations
It’s all talk
Elephant talk, elephant talk, elephant talk

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Written by: Adrian Belew, William Scott Bruford, Robert Fripp and Charles Anthony Levin
Elephant Talk lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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