Education For Leisure

by Detachment

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

about

A sneak preview of the upcoming album, 'Oxen Of The Sun', based on the controversial poem by Carol Ann Duffy.

lyrics

Today I am going to kill something. Anything.
I have had enough of being ignored and today
I am going to play God. It is an ordinary day,
a sort of grey with boredom stirring in the streets.

I squash a fly against the window with my thumb.
We did that at school. Shakespeare. It was in
another language and now the fly is in another language.
I breathe out talent on the glass to write my name.

I am a genius. I could be anything at all, with half
the chance. But today I am going to change the world.
Something’s world. The cat avoids me. The cat
knows I am a genius, and has hidden itself.

I pour the goldfish down the bog. I pull the chain.
I see that it is good. The budgie is panicking.
Once a fortnight, I walk the two miles into town
for signing on. They don’t appreciate my autograph.

There is nothing left to kill. I dial the radio
and tell the man he’s talking to a superstar.
He cuts me off. I get our bread-knife and go out.
The pavements glitter suddenly. I touch your arm.

credits

released March 5, 2011
Words: Carol Ann Duffy
Music (if you can call it that): Detachment

tags

license

about

Detachment San Francisco, California

Formed in Hull, England, 1992 by MikeD & Tim 12s, Detachment forge on since 2000 in America as a solo effort. They are now based in San Francisco and celebrate 20 years of filthy noise.

We are in no way affiliated with either The Twelves or Detachments. We're sure they're wonderful people.
... more

contact / help

Contact Detachment

Streaming and
Download help