ANDY PARTRIDGE lyrics - Brown-Out On Olympus

"Brown-Out On Olympus"

The gods slump listless on Olympus. Mighty Zeus himself seems dimmed. The others have shrunk, lost in the folds of their clothes.

They'd set Orpheus a task: to build a city in a day, and Orpheus had done it. The gods are stunned by their miscalculation.

There's only so much power to go around. If a guy like Orpheus taps into the supply, there'd be a brown-out on Olympus.

They could set him a harder task. But in his attempt to do the impossible he might burn out the divinity-generator and then where would they be?

The gods picture themselves small, exposed on the slopes, feeling their way in the dark, impotent, mortal.