Beyond Your Dignity

from by Aqueous Fowle — 1973

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Beyond Your Dignity

Music ©1973 by Robert Davidson
Music & Lyrics ©1973 by Robert Davidson & CP Roth

Sunday smiles
Hazy sky
Turn the dial
Set me high

Show me the dream world
Of all your murder scenes and game show queens
Let me fly again
Drifting by again
Prime time lies again.

Staring to the bliss beyond the dignity of time
Spinning little witches tales of droll sadistic crimes
An open marble sheds delight and breaks on empty panes
The golden box that faces you will wash away the rain

And then it takes you by the hand
You’re under it’s command
It’s got you in it’s teeth
That your Dignity’s beneath

Grazing in soap suds
And luxury needs
Its soul is in your blood
It’s planted its seeds


Soon it takes over
It’s a lullaby and you can’t hide
It’s roots are deep
It’s a never ending sleep

So many people
Who never did exist
You’d like to join them
You’d never be missed
And then you’d fly to your grave
So you’re lost on a wave

Taxing your living
Relax in your chair
Your fantasy’s real
But you aren’t there


Life on an island
Out in space or any place you want to be
In a hole inside a tree
Or lost from memory

Cutting off your thoughts before the box it used to be
The quickest way for you to shut out a world you couldn’t see
But life is coming at you now
You start to feel the pain
And as the studio audience screams
The host will now explain
That no one really cares
Entranced behind the stares
And if their lives they loose
They’ll watch it on the news

Always you guard it
The pride of your home
Beyond Your Dignity
To leave it alone
Leave it alone

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from Beyond Your Dignity, released August 6, 1973
Vocals by Cathy Blount
Music ©1973 by Robert Davidson
Music & Lyrics ©1973 by Robert Davidson & CP Roth

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Robert Davidson New York, New York

Robert Davidson is a composer, producer, guitarist, lyricist, and keyboarder. Here is a retrospective of a little over 350 of his music compositions in studio and live recordings including collaborations with CP Roth, Aqueous Fowle and others starting from high school including many never heard in a while demos and obscure performances. ... more

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