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The Banality Of Evil


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Publisher: published by opium (arts) ltd. / freibank

Length: 8:01

Date: October 17, 2005

Copyright: Samadhi Sound

From Nine Horses debut album.


Listen:

burnt friedman: keyboards, editing, drum programming
steve jansen: percussion
neal sutherland: bass guitar
riff pike III: electric guitar
morten grønvad : vibraphone
carsten skøv : vibraphone
hayden chisholm: clarinet
thomas hass: 1st saxophone solo
theo travis: 2nd saxophone solo
marcina arnold, eska g. mtungwazi: backing vocals
david sylvian: guitars, keyboards, vocals

produced and arranged by david sylvian, burnt friedman


The track was used in the motion picture "The Number 23", starring  Jim Carrey. In the credits roll the title and performers Nine Horses are mentioned.

Lyrics


I’ve got me a badge
A bright shiny badge
I’m painting the crest in yellow and blue

I’ve got me a club
An exclusive club
It doesn’t include a place for you

Hey…..hello neighbour
Hey…..hello neighbour, right you are

It’s in the way that you walk
All of the changes, all the mistakes
In the demands you constantly make

It’s in the way that you grieve
All of the loss
You don’t know when you’re better off
Or at what cost
You’ve got it good

The banality of evil

Benevolent mother
Smother the child
The benefactors are in denial

Hey…..hello neighbour
Hey…..hello neighbour, right you are

There was a time
Not so long ago
I was master of everything I surveyed
Yes, there was a time
We did it my way
We’ll do things my way

Benevolent mother
Smother the child
The perpetrators are in denial

The banality of evil

King of the castle
Room at the top
Off with their heads
Chop ‘em off

The banality of evil

Benevolent mother
Smother the child
The benefactors are in denial

The banality of evil

King of the castle
Room at the top
Off with their heads
Chop ‘em off

Hey…..hello neighbour

I don’t believe in what you believe
You skin is filthy
And your gods don’t look like god to me

But I want to touch you
Now that isn’t right
No, that can’t be right
But I want to touch you
You’re leading me on I know it

Hey…

King of the castle
More room at the top
All sorts allowed
Now the gloves are off

Hey….hello neighbour

Benevolent mother
Smother the child
The benefactors are in denial

The banality of evil

King of the castle
Room at the top
Off with their heads
Chop ‘em off

The banality of evil

Benevolent mother
Smother the child
The perpetrators are in denial

The banality of evil

King of the castle
Room at the top
Off with their heads
Chop ‘em off

The banality of evil

Artists related to this track

2011 copyright Samadhisound
David Sylvian (music)
2011 copyright Samadhisound
David Sylvian (lyrics)
Burnt Friedman
Burnt Friedman (music)
Picture by Kevin Westenberg
Nine Horses (performer)

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front (picture by Yuka Fujii
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A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012 (2CDR UK promo)

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front inlay sheet
A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012 (2CDR DE promo)

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front of Russian booklet
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