Wrapped in Grey

Sheffield | 5 June 2021

The title of this mini series is borrowed from the XTC song of the same name and it can be heard HERE

Some folks see the world as a stone
Concrete daubed in dull monotone
Your heart is the big box of paints
And others, the canvas we’re dealt
Your heart is the big box of paints
How coloured the flowers all smelled
As they huddled there in petaled prayer
They told me this as I knelt there

Awaken, you dreamers
Adrift in your beds
Balloons and streamers
Decorate the inside of your heads
Please let some out
Do it today
But don’t let the loveless ones sell you
A world wrapped in grey

Some folks pull this life like a weight
Drab and dragging dreams made of slate
Your heart is the big box of paints
And others, the canvas we’re dealt
Your heart is the big box of paints
Just think how the old masters felt

They’d call, awaken, you dreamers
Asleep at your desks
Parrots and lemurs
Populate your unconscious grotesques
Please let some out
Do it today
But don’t let the loveless ones sell you
A world wrapped in grey

And in the very least you can stand up naked and grin

Words by Andy Partridge

3 thoughts on “Wrapped in Grey

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  1. Thanks for this, PC. You’re on to something. I love the thought in “Your heart is a big box of paints, and others, the canvas we’re dealt.” Thanks for the canvas and paints of these photos.

    1. Thank you 🙏😊
      Good to hear from you.
      I wonder did you listen to the song via the link?
      I enjoy it every time I return to it. I particularly like “Don’t let the loveless ones sell you a world wrapped in grey”. As with any song I’m sure the lyrics will resonate differently with each of us.
      This little mini series of shots in monochrome was only ever going to be six images. Short and sweet!
      Over the next week I will be publishing some photographs which I hope will raise a few smiles… Stay tuned 😀
      Best wishes
      Mr C
      🎨📷🪴🐝💫

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