Wednesday, April 16, 2008
When Last We Left...
Pet Shop Boys
... our young-ish hero/anti-hero LITTLE TIMMY TEN TOES had uprooted the rickety and thoroughly questionable TREE OF SO-CALLED LIFE he lived in Mini-no-place and moved the whole damn thing to Texas. He "loaded up the truck and he moved to Beverly, Hills that is... swimmin' pools, movie stars..." or at least to the capitol of North Texas Suburbia - Arlington.
"Oh, Arlington, thy streets are filled with day-laborers while thy churches stand air conditioned and empty.
Thy strip-malls endless as they chain thy streets, NAILS, TAQUERIA and KIDNEY DIALYSIS (no lie) wall to wall to wall.
So served, art thou, by malls and restaurants - do thy children sleep comfortable and full?
Now build the yard where 'Boys can play and past thy little boys stare."
He wrote a tiny verse. Awkward, insolent and heartfelt - all three, I know. Seems odd.