holy man in deep cover

by Brian Routh

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Poem by Brian Routh
I am a Holy man in deep cover
I have no father and no mother
No fortune and no fame
No history and no name
I have no future waiting to unfold
No pearls of wisdom or pots of gold
I have no pleasure to cover my shame
No culprits on which to blame
I have no crutch on which to lean
No heaven on which to dream
I have no robe in which to hide
No doctrine in which to glide

I am a Holy man in deep cover
I am a holy man in deep cover

I have a heart that's filled with joy
the gift of life which I enjoy
I have my muse from which to share
the breath of life which pours from the air
I have ideas to light my way
I have friends with which to play
I have loved ones to share my love
music from birds above

I am a holy man in deep cover
I am a holy man in deep cover

I have this moment in which to live
blessed with beauty with which to give
I have a mind that's bright with mirth
I have the jewels of the earth
I am alive and filled with life
breaking free from selfish strife
I am awake and feeling strong
feeling ready to fight what's wrong
I will seek to act from good
to calm my anger and my mood

I am a holy man in deep cover
I am a holy man in deep cover

music and words Brian Routh
vocals: automated computer voice


released July 18, 2013



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Brian Routh Leicester, UK

Since 1980 Brian Routh (Kipper Kids) has collaborated with and appeared with Karen Finley, Henry Rollins, Public Image, Genesis P. Orridge, Sex Pistols, Joanna Went, Eric Bogosian, Anne Bean, Bow Gamelan, Lol Coxhill, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Ian Hinchcliffe among others.
He has showed his digital movies at the Royal Academy and sound works at Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
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