All the boys are wearing their utility drag The girls slip identikits from their utility bags Some refugees from suburbia are laughing Examining each other's gags Vibrate on sulphate when it gets late And their velocity begins to sag
And it goes on all night, all night And it goes on and on, the artificial life
Mary Mary got so confused About the fusion game, what a game Blunked on booze, she talks like a newsreel She'll take up any kind of bleak exchange She turned to perfection once But realised she'd only turned to pain She ran through divine light, chemicals, Warhol, scientology, her own sex Before she turned away
I've learned to be a stranger I've learned to be a stranger I've learned to be a stranger I've learned to be a stranger Stranger still
I should have left here years ago But my imagination won't tell me how This whirlpool's got such seductive furniture It's so pleasant getting drowned So we drink and sink and talk and stalk With interchangeable enemies and friends Trying on each other's skins While we're dying to be born again.