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Sunday Samples 285 (really late)

July 23, 2012

Okay, last week I was basically swamped with my whole series on my long-dormant other weblog of posts explaining how the (in)famous Higgs boson does its thang. So this week you get a two-fer.

The last week also saw another round of heat waves hit the Washington DC area, which made the air itself remind me of Peter Gabriel’s 1992 hit, “Steam”

Stand back!
Said stand back!

What are those dogs doing sniffing at my feet?
They’re on to something, picking up, picking up
This heat
This heat

Give me steam
And how you feel can make it real
Real as anything you’ve seen
Get a life with the dreamer’s dream

You know your culture from your trash
You know your plastic from your cash
When I lose sight of the track
You know the way back
But I know you

You know your stripper from your paint
You know your sinner from your saint
Whenever heaven’s doors are shut
You kick them open but
I know you

Give me steam
And how you feel can make it real
Real as any place you’ve been
Get a life with the dreamer’s dream

Stand back
Said stand back!

Can’t you see I’ve lost control I’m getting indiscreet
You’re moving in so close ’til I’m picking up, picking up
This heat
This heat

Give me steam
And how you feel can make it real
Real as anything you’ve seen
Get a life with the dreamer’s dream

You know your green from your red
You know the quick from the dead
So much better than the rest
You think you’ve been blessed
But I know you

You know your ladder from your snake
You know the throttle from the brake
You know your straight line from a curve
You’ve got a lot of nerve
But I know you

Give me steam
And how you feel can make it real
Real as any place you’ve been
Get a life with the dreamer’s dream

Everybody nosedive; hold your breath, count to five
Backslap, boobytrap, cover it up in bubblewrap
Room shake, earthquake; find a way to stay awake
It’s going to blow, it’s going to break
This is more than I can take

Oh, yeah
I need steam
Feel the steam around me
Help me out
Ready to steam out the log jam
Stir crazy from the freezer to the foil
Water’s bubbling, it’s b..b..b..bubbling
Bubbling bubbling bubbling bubbling
Like it’s coming to a boil
Give me steam, lady
Said give me some steam

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