Momus – Florence Manlik

From the album ‘Stars Forever‘ (1999).


Florence Manlik

Dandy lovers come and see
Manly Madame Spaghetti
Sprouting like a runner bean
Florence Manlik

She has got a band and she
Calls it Panda 43
Manly dandy chaotique
Florence Manlik

Pale blue eyes and clowny lipstick
Black and blue-haired schizophrenic
Monomaniac, masochistic
Florence Manlik

At 19 she left home
In a Citroen Deux Chevaux
To Marseilles and Paris to
Work on her art

She is always keen to see
People she would like to be
Spread out on the floor on three
Big sheets of paper

She’s still making art but she
Now can also make you sushi
But her great creative feat
Is admiration

Writes by hand a small and wiry
50 kilometer diary
Lives with Siamese and she
Swims like a cat

Hangs with Japanese and gay
Skeletons from unknown planets
Aliens are thin and fey
Fred’s from Marseilles

Always fascinated by
Things that she would like to try
Toured herself a hundred times
Now she’ll be you

Extraterrestrial dressed as human
Marilyn Manson, Gary Numan
Vampire girl for Gilles Weinzaepflen
Loves what she’s not

Elegante and eccentrique
Barely madder than a hatter
Manly madame spaghetti
Florence Manlik

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