Written by Blakbeard on July 20, 2017
In memoriam of Peter Principle, I present to you the lyrics mysteriously omitted from the liner notes of Tuxedomoon’s exceptional postpunk album, Desire. Was the following verse, repeated twice in the song “Jinx”, considered dangerously existential sufficient to trigger censorship? Or was it merely a transcription error? Occam’s Razor says the latter, but the truth is rarely binary. We do know that there were several covers for the album, including the one shown here, featuring full frontal male nudity. The photo is tastefully and artfully rendered, but that didn’t save it from being suppressed. The censorship or self-censorship interpretation is not without precedent. Personally, I’m going with the theory that the lyrics were unconsciously omitted because they were just too damn real.
Why all the pressing confusion
When will the answering cry come
Will we be able to hear it
So busy dying to die
How is it we live, dying to die?
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