Gibbus Gibson

Lyrics

(1)

Talks to
The tattooed militia

He goes: "ssss."
He rolls his eyes.

Gibbus Gibson strikes again
Gibbus Gibson strikes again
Gibbus Gibson strikes again

His sputum misses appointment
For his neck prescription, for his ointment

Gibbus Gibbon strikes again
Gibbus Gibson strikes again

In the park
He buys it
And another
Rolls his eyes
I'm sorry

He covers
(Gibson)
Gibbus Gibbon Strikes again
(Gibson)
Gibbus Gibbon Strikes again

I'm busy
I've been in jail

 

Notes

1. MES uses the word "gibbous" in both "Van Plague" and "Hittite Man." 

 

In an interview in Vulture from around the time of Re-Mit, he discusses "Hittite Man": 

I like that you use the word gibbous in the song; it’s such a chic way of saying hunchbacked.
Lovecraft made up a lot of words, didn’t he? I might well have gotten that from him.

Despite what MES says, 1. I am unaware of any words that Lovecraft actually made up, aside from proper names, and 2. "gibbous" is not made up. The primary meaning of "gibbous" is, according to the OED, "Convex, rounded, protuberant," although it is almost always used to refer to the moon when it is midway between halfway full and full (without regard to whether it is waxing or waning). MES himself used the word in this sense in "Van Plague" ("a body's waste 'neath a gibbous moon"), which suggests that he would have known then that the word isn't made up.

 

Dan: "The head of Action Records - a shop and a record label which has done a lot of work with The Fall - is Gordon Gibson. There may be a connection."

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Comments (3)

Antoine
  • 1. Antoine | 24/08/2017
His sputum misses appointment
Tries make prescription for his ointment =

His sputum misses appointment
For his neck prescription
For his ointment, gibbus gibbon
dannyno
  • 2. dannyno | 30/08/2017
The head of Action Records - a shop and a record label which has done a lot of work with The Fall - is Gordon Gibson. There may be a connection.
bzfgt
  • 3. bzfgt (link) | 28/09/2017
Yes, I believe so, Antoine. Thanks, edited.

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