Hollow Men

by Bobby Conn

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This is my idea of a contemporary pop song, so of course I'm singing as a woman, and of course it's inspired by the poet TS Eliot. Of course it's disco and of course it has a nice surprise at the end. We played this every night on our last Euro tour; this was recorded at my house right after we got home. Enjoy it now; I'll probably take this down in a few weeks and replace it with a different version. Let me know what you think!

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We are the hollow men we are
Stacked together with our heads of straw
We are the voices dry and quiet
As we whisper over barren fields
We are the footsteps of the rats
As we scamper over broken glass
But everything’s A-OK
It’s a cheap cliche
From a poem by Eliot
That I read and I half forgot

So don’t let it break you down
Don’t let it break you down
We are not hollow men
This world will never end
We’re going out with a bang!

Here we go round the prickly pear
Under twilight desert superstars
Trembling lips a distant kiss
On the faces of forgotten gods
But Eliot’s so depressed
He’s death obsessed
When you think that you can’t go on
Don’t you sing this stupid song

Don’t let it break you down
Don’t let it break you down
We are not hollow men
No matter how it ends
Don’t let it break you down
Don’t let it break you down
No whimpers at the end
Don’t let it break you down
Don’t let it break you down
No matter how it ends
We’re going out with a bang!

Going out with a bang...

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released November 10, 2013
Bobby Conn - vocals, guitar / Monica BouBou - vocals, violin / George Lawler - drums, synth trigger / Jim "Dallas" Cooper - bass / recorded and mixed by Bobby Conn at home (c) 2013 Bobby Conn BMI / (p) 2013 Editions RC / Cat# ERC-DIGI001

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