Music From The Body

RON GEESIN & ROGER WATERS 1970

 

  1. Our Song

  2. Sea Shell and Stone

  3. Red Stuff Writhe

  4. A Gentle Breeze Blew Through Life

  5. Lick Your Partners

  6. Bridge Passage for Three Plastic Teeth

  7. Chain of Life

  8. The Womb Bit

  9. Embryo Thought

  10. March Past of the Embryos

  11. More than Seven Dwarfs in Penis-Land

  12. Dance of the Red Corpuscles

  13. Body Transport

  14. Hand Dance-Full Evening Dress

  15. Breathe

  16. Old Folks Ascension

  17. Bed-Time-Dream-Clime

  18. Piddle in Perspex

  19. Embryonic Womb-Walk

  20. Mrs. Throat Goes Walking

  21. Sea Shell and Soft Stone

  22. Give Birth to a Smile

Credits

 


Our Song

(Waters-Geesin)

(Instrumental)
[various bodily sounds like burping, farting, slapping, scratching, etc....]


Sea Shell an Stone

(Waters)

[Breathing]
Sea shell and stone
Surf rushes forward to feel the shingle with fingers of foam
Search for the gold
Over the landscape the mouth of a lifeline unfolds
Smooth and round and brown
See how the sunshine creeps over thistle and down
Hillock and hump, hummock and clump and mound
I feel a lump, see a bump, hear a bulboba sound
Hollow and valley and shadow and dimple and hill
Glisten and glimmer and shimmer and sparkle and still
Sunlight is warming the land before your eyes
And the sunrise is on your side
And the sunshine is on your thighs
Lady of stone, you are alone
Lady of stone, you are alone


Red Stuff Writhe

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


A Gentle Breeze Blew Through Life

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Lick Your Partners

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Bridge Passage for Three Plastic Teeth

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Chain of Life

(Waters)

Cry, Baby, cry
Grow, Baby, grow
Stand on your own
Holidays and happy days at home
Seaside, bike ride, fun land, hot sand, childhood floating by
Wonder why I feel so shy when you are passing by
The years of love and wine
Pass by the magic eye
Good time, lifetime
Good line, lifeline
Pass by the magic eye

Your child is growing fast
His future is your past
Good time, lifetime
Good line, lifeline
His future is your past

Slow down, look around
Memories come drifting down
Good time, lifetime
Good line, lifeline
Memories come drifting down

And I remember rather well
Gather round my chair and I will tell
Carriages were open to the breeze
Muffin boys and trams and trees
I recall when I was younger, world was not so small


The Womb Bit

(Waters-Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Embryo Thought

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


March Past of the Embryos

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)
(Adam, Adam, Adam...)


More Than Seven Dwarfs in Penis-Land

(Geesin)

(....Adam, Adam, ....)
(harmonizing voices)


Dance of the Red Corpuscles

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Body Transport

(Waters-Geesin)

(I missed a lot here as it is pretty difficult to distinguish what the man is saying)
(Man breathing/snoring)
[man wispering:] "Take his feet now, take his...shhh"
"This is no time for..."
(whistling)
"Oh ho ho, god save us all"
"Go through the door"


Hand Dance-Full Evening Dress

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Breathe

(Waters)

Breathe in the air
Make for the meadow and savour the grass while it lasts
By and by
Spidery fingers of industry reach for the sky
Brick upon brick, stone upon stone they grow
Choking the atmosphere, oh, so incredibly slowly
Sulphur and carbon and hydrogen sulphide and lime
Fever, corrosion, and cover your cities with grime
Something is killing the land before your eyes
And the sunshine
Is not to blame
Could be the insane, inhumane games we play
Day by day
Riddle and fool
Mushrooming home in a crowd, I'm alone
Close your eyes, lie still
You are a mountain stream and I am a hill
Far, far away
There is a field of blossom and bees and new mown hay
Breathe in the air
Breathe in the air
Breathe in the air
Breathe in the air


Old Folks Ascension

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Bed-Time-Dream-Clime

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Piddle in Perspex

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Embryonic Womb-Walk

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Mrs. Throat Goes Walking

(Geesin)

(Instrumental)
(Some guy harmonizing with the music)


Sea Shell and Soft Stone

(Waters-Geesin)

(Instrumental)


Give Birth to a Smile

(Waters)

Long live the child and the man
Long live the mother and the lad
The hills behind us and the sea
Reach out to welcome you and me
Valley deep and mountain tall
Lie upon the ground before us all
Strange are the colours of the turf
Heralding the rebirth of the earth
Gather all your energy and try
Give birth to a smile
Give birth to a smile
Give birth to a smile
(Everytime you think about it)
Give birth to a smile
Give birth to a smile
Give birth to a smile
Give birth to a smile
Give birth to a smile
Give birth to a smile
(Hear me tellin' you)
Give birth to a smile
(Give birth to a smile)
Give birth to a smile
(Give birth, give birth)
Give birth to a smile
Give birth to a smile
(Every day of your life)
Give birth to a smile
(Give a little birth to a smile)
Give birth to a smile


 

Credits


THE BODY
An ANGLO-E.M.I. Presentation
Produced by Tony Garnett
Directed by Roy Battersby
A Kestrel Film
Released by M.G.M. - E.M.I Distributors

Album Produced by Roger Waters (of the Pink Floyd) and Ron Geesin
Recording Engineer: Brian Humphries