ANDY PARTRIDGE lyrics - Beetle

ANDY PARTRIDGE
"Beetle"

Orpheus directs a beetle
Iridescent gold and purple [red and yellow]
To walk through a puddle
Of ink
And on wet feet
Proceed across a sheet
Of hotel stationery
Leaving in its wake
A script like the stitches
In a long wound.

A script which Orpheus deciphers
Bending to peer
Through his lorgnette
And muttering excitedly
As image
After image
Astonishes him
With its unexpected force
And purity.