Momus and John Henriksson – Shangri-la

From the album ‘Thunderclown‘ (2011).


In my world of television
And obscurity
I eat a sandwich
And drink a cup of tea

I am floating on the river
Of no return
Dying of cancer
Again and again

I’d like to thank the entertainers
For whiling away my time
I am grateful to them
For occupying my mind

I dreamed I saw a mountain
High as the stars
And at the top the magic kingdom
Of Shangri-la

People on that lost horizon
Live on and on
Keep the lost books of Livy
Safe from all harm

I saw it all on television
But now I lay me down
To float away upon the river
Of no return

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