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Body Parts in Birdbaths - lead vocal by Lloyd James

by David E. Williams



"Body Parts in Birdbaths" --with the inestimable Lloyd James of Naevus and Crisis on lead vocal -- is the first single from my new album GET ME A LADDER... GET ME A LADDER! It is released separately as "pay as you wish" with its own glorious artwork by Alison Lee Chapman.

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Body parts in birdbaths…
All over town they’re finding
body parts in birdbaths
while sparrows bathe and sing in their own shit.

Body parts in birdbaths…
Call the police, there’s something
bloody in the bird bath
reminding me that I am only meat.

Torso slices, fingers, toes
moderate interest from the crows
but a red red robin doesn’t know
an acorn from a severed nose.

Everybody wonders
if the pieces come together
to make
a single guy.
Everybody wonders
if the pieces come together
to make a single guy.

He’d have a heck of a story to tell.


released June 7, 2022
Words, Music, Keyboard and Backing Vocal by David E. Williams
Lead Vocal by Lloyd James

Recorded in Philadelphia and London 2022

Artwork is based on the lyric and is a commissioned watercolor by Alison Lee Chapman, 2022.


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David E. Williams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for over 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He was also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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