From the album Circuses and Bread (Factory Benelux,1986)
“We look for the sermon in the suicide, for the social or moral lesson in the murder of five. We interpret what we see, select the most workable of the multiple choices. We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the ‘ideas’ with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience.”
— Joan Didion, The White Album
From her self-titled debut album, released in 1988 on Elektra.
Recorded live on 30 August 1988 for the John Peel Show.
“God didn’t make you an angel; the devil made you a man
That brutality and economy are related now I understand
When will you realise that as above so below there is no love?
For the girl with the hour glass figure
Time runs out very fast
We used to want the same things but that’s all in the past
And lately it seems that as it all gets tougher
Your ideal of justice just becomes rougher and rougher…”
From the album of the same title – released in 2004.