a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Assume The Perpendicular

Original version (4:06)

Slip on your Barber jacket,
Jump in my old MG.
We’re off to the depths of Somerset
To see what we can see see see.
We don’t wanna drink the cider,
Don’t wanna drink the cider,
We don’t wanna walk for miles,
Don’t wanna walk for miles,
We just want to go to a stately home Stately home
Built in the Georgian style. Style

I can’t abide
A horizontal life
It’s time to rise,
Assume the perpendicular.
Jump up and down,
Jump up and down,
Make complimentary sounds
And talk about
Nothing in particular.

Crunch up the gravel driveway,
Gasp at the grand facade.
Just for today we’re lords and ladies, Just for today we’re lords and ladies
Oh what a gay charade! Oh what a gay charade!
Lavinia loves the lintels -
Lavinia loves the lintels -
Anna, the architraves
Anna, the architraves
Ben’s impressed by the buttresses buttresses
Thrust up the chapel nave. nave

I can’t abide I can’t abide
A horizontal life A horizontal life
It’s time to rise, It’s time to rise,
Assume the perpendicular. Perpendicular
Jump up and down, Jump up and down,
Jump up and down,
Make funny little sounds
Wow !
And talk about nothing in particular. Talk about

We’ll walk the grounds We’ll walk the grounds
By Capability Brown, By Capability Brown,
Get lost for days Get lost for days
Inside the manicured maze. Inside the manicured maze.
We’ll bump our heads, We’ll bump our heads,
Jumping on a four-post bed. Jumping on a four-post bed.
And we’ll ride for free And we’ll ride for free
On the ladders round the walls of the circular library. On the ladders round the walls of the circular library.

Aow !
Ah!
Wow !

I can’t abide
A horizontal life
It’s time to rise, It’s time to rise
Assume the perpendicular.
Jump up and down, Jump up and down,
Jump up and down,
Make wild ecstatic sounds
Wow !
And talk about nothing in particular. Talk about

I can’t abide I can’t abide
A horizontal life A horizontal life
It’s time to rise, It’s time to rise
Assume the perpendicular. Perpendicular
Jump up and down, Jump up and down,
Make funny little sounds Make funny little sounds
And talk about nothing in particular, And talk about
Nothing in particular…

Nothing in particular…