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Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

In July 2005, M&P released "Pieces Of April", a ditty about someone who did somebody wrong, and paid the ultimate price. Seven years later, it appears that her friend Lorraine knew just a little too much about poor April's fate. If you are not familiar with the original song "Lament" by Ultravox, it is a haunting tune (especially now to Lorraine) and is here on Youtube with the original film clip (as I remember it).

A trousseau by hand I’m weaving:
Slab for my Lorraine...
Insisted on re’nforced steelings
(That assists the lay’n)
Add loam, sand, from barrow
Gets churned with water, gravel – Cement!


I just got the mixer turning
Lumbers under strain
The sky’s got me concerning
(Just don’t let it rain...)
The formwork - with gladness
It yearns for slurried, slimy, Cement!



Cement, ohhh

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.7

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Brock O'Brahma - August 07, 2012 - Report this comment
An outcome much less grisly than Aprils, but Lorraine's certainly seems more permanent.
Rob Arndt - August 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I worked heavy construction in the late 1980s under Cannon Construction and worked with cement- 555!!! Back-breaking work but excellent pay. I later was injured, so moved to warehouse work...
Porfle Popnecker - August 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I worked with cement and jackhammers and all that crap one summer doing manhole construction for minimum wage. My boss was an ex-Marine paratrooper sergeant named Elgie Bratcher. It was my first hardhat manual labor-type job and I thought I was gonna die every day but at least by the end of summer I was in shape and had a great tan.
Jeff Reuben - August 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Sounds like some concrete evidence was left behind :)
Meriadoc - August 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Rob and POP - my only experience with cement was trying to fill a hole in the front of our 60 year old porch steps. Lasted a year and a half and fell out.
Meriadoc - August 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Jeff, thank you for your vote and comment.
wandlimb - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Poor Lorraine was between a rock and a hard place, wasn't she?
Peregrin - August 14, 2012 - Report this comment
wandlimb: Wish we had thought of that as an outro comment!

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