Still life? Not as we know it. Gym? Approach now the final frontier. To baldly go
where no hair has before gone. To expire both strangely & weirdlier.
Composer: Ed Hooke Written: December 2018-January 2019
For HK , the gazelle. (Also
for the carthorse.)
Recorded: January-February 2019
A carthorse chasing after a gazelle. Behind chaste golden hind, old spun myth spell. Behold
but falling ever further behind. Shrink. A view of you... who’s bringing up the rear? What
seemed in reach now starts to disappear.
Tantalise. Dance from these eyes away.
To seek out new life?
Uncivilisation seems a remnant dream.
Put on my blinkers. Desperately grasp at the vestiges of failed attachments. Beam me
Jiggling jaws with jigsaws. Ten thousand pieces which refuse to fit.
Cobble together clothes for the whether or not on a Sun-day or night-watch it.
Perhaps this unplanned planet makes little sense. It’s puzzling too to me.
Is it sardonic? Just autonomic?
Vainly trying to flee fated atrophy.
1) Oh no. Not again.
2) I can’t see it myself but some people have suggested that
there is some sort of resemblance between some of the lines in this song & the following
famous lines from Star Trek: “It’s life but not as we know it, Jim”; “Space: the
final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing
mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations.
To boldly go where no one has gone before!”; “Beam me up”.
3) Does ‘old’ refer to
the myth or the spell or the spinning or the chaser or the chased (or the chaste)?
Does ‘vainly’ mean ‘in vain’ or ‘proudly’ or both? Does ‘but’ have 1 ‘t’ or 2? Does
‘a view’ sound the same as ‘of you’? Does ‘further’ sound the same as ‘for the’?
Does ‘sound the same as’ sound the same as ‘sow & this aim ass’?
4)The jigsaws were
in a school staff room in Dagenham but some of the most significant action took place
in an Ilford park (where there is a lot of space & there are perhaps a few final