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The Emperor's New Tea

from Emperor's New Tea by the Perfectly Violent Dream

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I said, “I think you missed a spot
I mean your razor missed a spot
and you look just like my brother.”
then he slammed his coffee down
gave me a dirty frown and said
“you sound just like my x-wife and my mother.”
he said, “tell me who are you
tell me who’s the so-called you who’s
answering the question?”
then slapped me on the chest
another sucker punk possessed
by a charlatan’s aggression

Who’s in charge here?

I took a sip on the emperor’s new tea
now I can see right through my cloak of tyranny
at best I was a jester of pornography
but with a good tan and some good publicity
you’ll all be wanting a taste
of the tongue you misplaced
while your soul lays to waste in your
theatre of sophistry

She said,”when I talk to you
tell me what I ought to do since you
need everything to be just so.”
then she stared me in the eyes
of my ridiculous disguise
I was naked from head to toe.
This is what it’s like this is what it’s like
this is what it’s like.

Who is charge here?

I took a sip on the emperor’s new tea
now I can hear john cage’s silent symphony
the soul of wit is a tongues brevity
a mind is made by whose authority
take the shirt off your lip
and you’re mouth’ll unzip
for a visible drip of the
emperor’s new tea

Everybody wants to be somebody else
unless you can see for yourself
that the reason you may want to be somebody else is ewww ewww ahh ahh
tell me me who are you
tell me who’s the so-called you whose
answering the question
It’s a handy little quiz
and it makes the ego fizz
for the ultimate digestion.


from Emperor's New Tea, released August 21, 2011
BDW: guitars, bass, trumpet, vocals, keyboards, and banjo
Laura Spector: heavy breaths


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The Perfectly Violent Dream Houston, Texas

60s and 90s- influenced psych rock-n-pop that runs a colorful gamut from The Monkees to Beck.

Bradley Dean Whyte is from St. Louis, NYC and Thailand. Currently residing in Houston.

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