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The Flesh Eaters – Cyrano De Berger’s Back (Live)

Cyrano de Bergerac is a character in a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand, here he is as Cyrano de Berger is a lovelorn stalker, a feral figment of writer John Doe’s fertile imagination, as sung by Flesh Eaters frontman and punk poet Chris D live at a reunion show in San Francisco.

Originally featured on their album, “A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die” it is also a staple of set lists by both X and The Flesh Eaters if you go see either band on tour. The Flesh Eaters are currently signed to Yep Roc and promoting their first ever followup album with the original 1981 lineup.

Backed by by his pedigreed punk sewer group featuring John Doe on bass and DJ Bonebrake of X on xylophone , Bill Bateman and Dave Alvin of The Blasters, as well as Plugz/Los Lobos’ saxman Steve Berlin, Chris D has a noteweorthy gang of seasoned compatriots.

I got a couple of words to say
For all strong and silent types
Who don’t talk to the girls they wanna love
Though it means their lives, I say this, “It’s time to get stark”
Yet the words don’t come
Your eyes are blue as the coals that burn
In your black desire I’ll talk for you
Under the balcony in blue
I’ll talk for you, I’ll talk for you
For Cyrano de Bergers’ Back

I’ll have sympathetic years
To hear what your Roxanne will say
Though I love her 20 times more
I never say I should be the erosion
Of color on your cheek
Instead I make your man a girl
In between your sheets

I’ll talk for you
Ten hearts are beating true
This ain’t a lie, this ain’t behind
Cyrano de Berger’s Back

I got a couple of words to say
For all you strong and silent types
Who don’t talk to the girls they wanna love
Though it means their life

I should be the erosion
Of color on your cheek
Instead I’ll make your man a girl
In between your sheets

I’ve got ten arms for you
Ten hearts are beating true
This ain’t a lie

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