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Radio XLII, side A, track 6: “Peek-A-Boo” by Siouxsie and The Banshees

Siouxsie and The Banshees - Peek-A-BooOh, Siouxsie and The Banshees, it’s been almost two years ago since I last posted about this little gem.  I don’t know that I have anything new to say about it.  Frankly, I’m surprised I recorded it again, but I’m even more surprised that this one showed up on the radio again.  Not knocking you at all, Siouxsie and The Banshees, but even as adept as my radio station was at mixing up the music, this particular song seemed a bit far out even for them.  I was lucky to record it once, so to capture it twice, and to capture it as a “pure” song this time is actually pretty amazing.

I should backtrack here, because ya know what, this song WASN’T too far out for my radio station.  They really did play damn near everything.  The only thing they really didn’t play was country and classical.  And who knows, if I’d played my cards right and become a DJ instead of whatever I am, maybe I’d have convinced them to play some of that, too.  So I’m wrong, Siouxsie and The Banshees, I shouldn’t be surprised at all that this tune showed up again on my track list because it’s a great damn song, and thanks to my awesome radio station, we get to hear it again.

“Peek-A-Boo”

<awesome Siouxsie and The Banshees jam>

Creeping up the back stairs
Slinking into dark stalls
Shapeless and slumped in bath chairs
Furtive eyes peep out of holes
She has many guises
She’ll do what you want her to
Playing dead and sweet submission
Cracks the whip deadpan on cue

(Peek-a-boo)
(Peek-a-boo)
(Peek-a-boo)
(Peek-a-boo)

<awesome Siouxsie and The Banshees jam>

Reeking like a pigsty
Peeling back and gagging free
Flaccid ego in your hand
Chokes on dry tears, can ya understand?
She’s jeering at the shadows
Sneering behind a smile
Lunge and thrust to pout and pucker
Into the face of the beguiled

(Peek-a-boo)
(Peek-a-boo)
(Peek-a-boo) Golly jeepers
(Peek-a-boo) Where’dja get those peepers?
(Peek-a-boo) Peepshow, creepshow
(Peek-a-boo) Where didja get those eyes?

<awesome Siouxsie and The Banshees jam>

Strobe lights pump and flicker
Dry lips cry out for more
“Come bite on this rag doll, baby!”
That’s right, now hit the floor
They’re sneaking out the back door
She gets up
From all fours
Rhinestone fools and silver dollars
Curdle into bitter tears
(Peek-a-boo)
(Peek-a-boo)
(Peek-a-boo)
(Peek-a-boo)
(Peek-a-boo) Golly jeepers
(Peek-a-boo) Where’dja get those weepers?
(Peek-a-boo) Peepshow, creepshow
(Peek-a-boo) Where didja get those eyes?
(Peek-a-boo) Golly jeepers
(Peek-a-boo) Where’dja get those peepers?
(Peek-a-boo) Peepshow, creepshow
(Peek-a-boo) Where didja get those eyes?
(Peek-a-boo) Golly jeepers
(Peek-a-boo) Where’dja get those weepers?
(Peek-a-boo) Peepshow, creepshow
(Peek-a-boo) Where didja get those eyes?

Where didja get those eyes?

Where didja get those eyes?

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