LAURIE ANDERSON lyrics - Structuralist Filmmaking

LAURIE ANDERSON
"Structuralist Filmmaking"

I had this dream and in it my mother was just sitting there
Cutting out pictures of hampsters from magazines
And some of the pictures of hamsters and pests
Some of the scenes were hamsters and some were in the background
She's got a whole pile of these, these cedar chips, you know the kind
The kind from the bottoms of hamsters from hamster cages
She's gluing them onto the frames for the pictures
She glues them together and frames the pictures and then hangs them over the fireplace
That's more or less her method
Then suddenly I realise that this just her way of suggesting to me
That I should become a Structuralist Filmmaker
Which I had you know planned to do anyway