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The lyrics, as printed in [[Hellblazer Annual 1]] and - in reality - written by [[Jamie Delano]], follow.
 
The lyrics, as printed in [[Hellblazer Annual 1]] and - in reality - written by [[Jamie Delano]], follow.
   
Love, adventure death and glory
+
Love, adventure death and glory<br />
The short goodbye
+
The short goodbye<br />
The whispered story
+
The whispered story<br />
One last glance at the chameleon dance
+
One last glance at the chameleon dance<br />
And into the dark across the park
+
And into the dark across the park<br />
   
I ain't no mark for the Venus of the Hardsell
+
I ain't no mark for the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
(Say it)
+
(Say it)<br />
I ain't no mark for the Venus of the Hardsell
+
I ain't no mark for the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
   
Saints and sinners, new beginners
+
Saints and sinners, new beginners<br />
Lipstick traces and TV dinners
+
Lipstick traces and TV dinners<br />
Cigarsmoke bars and expensive new cars
+
Cigarsmoke bars and expensive new cars<br />
The acapulco dive and the media jive
+
The acapulco dive and the media jive<br />
   
They all survive for the Venus of the Hardsell
+
They all survive for the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
(Know it)
+
(Know it)<br />
They all survive for the Venus of the Hardsell
+
They all survive for the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
   
Empty graves and shallow heads
+
Empty graves and shallow heads<br />
Shallow smiles and empty beds
+
Shallow smiles and empty beds<br />
Betta get a room without a view
+
Betta get a room without a view<br />
Sail out of sight of land
+
Sail out of sight of land<br />
   
Momma won't like it but you should
+
Momma won't like it but you should<br />
Travel with a roughneck crew
+
Travel with a roughneck crew<br />
Listen out for all that's said
+
Listen out for all that's said<br />
Just worry when the hounds aren't fed
 
(Gotta)
 
Worry when the hounds aren't fed
 
   
'Cos one mutt yaps and the pack starts baying
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Just worry when the hounds aren't fed<br />
Blood for the gods it's cheaper than praying
+
(Gotta) <br />
Soldier-boys die but Superman still flies
+
Worry when the hounds aren't fed<br />
Violent days - it's a permanent craze
 
   
It never pays to love the Venus of the Hardsell
+
'Cos one mutt yaps and the pack starts baying<br />
(Leave it)
+
Blood for the gods it's cheaper than praying<br />
Don't screw around with the Venus of the Hardsell
+
Soldier-boys die but Superman still flies<br />
  +
Violent days - it's a permanent craze<br />
   
There're new uniforms at the church bazaar
+
It never pays to love the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
Fanatics've got the rising star
+
(Leave it)<br />
Past the billboard bride troops the national pride
+
Don't screw around with the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
   
It's all supplied by the Venus of the Hardsell
+
There're new uniforms at the church bazaar<br />
(Frig it)
+
Fanatics've got the rising star<br />
It's all supplied by the Venus of the Hardsell
+
Past the billboard bride troops the national pride<br />
   
Nixon's names left on the moon
+
It's all supplied by the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
Where Apollo's masons called the tune
+
(Frig it)<br />
To cast their influence from above
+
It's all supplied by the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
And damn all lunacy and love
 
   
You know they made her the Venus of the Hardsell
+
Nixon's names left on the moon<br />
(Raped her)
+
Where Apollo's masons called the tune<br />
You know they made her the Venus of the Hardsell
+
To cast their influence from above<br />
  +
And damn all lunacy and love<br />
   
They're winning momma and it's getting dark
+
You know they made her the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
D'you think there's time to build an ark?
+
(Raped her)<br />
Tomorrow's a fiction, yesterday's a lie
+
You know they made her the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
I had a friend stuck his works in his eye
 
Perhaps he'll die?
 
   
I wonder why we don't cry for the Venus of the Hardsell
+
They're winning momma and it's getting dark<br />
Don't sigh for the Venus of the Hardsell
+
D'you think there's time to build an ark?<br />
Don't lie for the Venus of the Hardsell
+
Tomorrow's a fiction, yesterday's a lie<br />
Don't die for the Venus of the Hardsell
+
I had a friend stuck his works in his eye<br />
  +
Perhaps he'll die?<br />
  +
  +
I wonder why we don't cry for the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
  +
Don't sigh for the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
  +
Don't lie for the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
  +
Don't die for the Venus of the Hardsell<br />
 
Free her and live
 
Free her and live
 
[[Category:Objects and concepts]]
 
[[Category:Objects and concepts]]

Revision as of 19:30, October 20, 2010

'Venus of the Hardsell' is the only single that Mucous Membrane, John Constantine's punk band, ever released. It was written by him and Gary Lester and released in 1978, by 'Snot Music record label.

Lyrics

The lyrics, as printed in Hellblazer Annual 1 and - in reality - written by Jamie Delano, follow.

Love, adventure death and glory
The short goodbye
The whispered story
One last glance at the chameleon dance
And into the dark across the park

I ain't no mark for the Venus of the Hardsell
(Say it)
I ain't no mark for the Venus of the Hardsell

Saints and sinners, new beginners
Lipstick traces and TV dinners
Cigarsmoke bars and expensive new cars
The acapulco dive and the media jive

They all survive for the Venus of the Hardsell
(Know it)
They all survive for the Venus of the Hardsell

Empty graves and shallow heads
Shallow smiles and empty beds
Betta get a room without a view
Sail out of sight of land

Momma won't like it but you should
Travel with a roughneck crew
Listen out for all that's said

Just worry when the hounds aren't fed
(Gotta)
Worry when the hounds aren't fed

'Cos one mutt yaps and the pack starts baying
Blood for the gods it's cheaper than praying
Soldier-boys die but Superman still flies
Violent days - it's a permanent craze

It never pays to love the Venus of the Hardsell
(Leave it)
Don't screw around with the Venus of the Hardsell

There're new uniforms at the church bazaar
Fanatics've got the rising star
Past the billboard bride troops the national pride

It's all supplied by the Venus of the Hardsell
(Frig it)
It's all supplied by the Venus of the Hardsell

Nixon's names left on the moon
Where Apollo's masons called the tune
To cast their influence from above
And damn all lunacy and love

You know they made her the Venus of the Hardsell
(Raped her)
You know they made her the Venus of the Hardsell

They're winning momma and it's getting dark
D'you think there's time to build an ark?
Tomorrow's a fiction, yesterday's a lie
I had a friend stuck his works in his eye
Perhaps he'll die?

I wonder why we don't cry for the Venus of the Hardsell
Don't sigh for the Venus of the Hardsell
Don't lie for the Venus of the Hardsell
Don't die for the Venus of the Hardsell
Free her and live

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