5. Morocco / by The Lulls

Like “Answers,” “Morocco” (as the title indicates) draws on African rhythms, but it harnesses trip-hop’s mood and melodicism. Where “Listen” revolves around major A and D chords, this song revolves around minor A and D chords and breaks from the 4/4 time signature of the preceding songs by adding a bar of 6/4, thus marking a twist in the album toward complication (note that if you’re listening on vinyl, this is the first song of side B). The song should transport the listener to a hazy opium den with its mystical tint. Many of the lyrics come from William Blake’s metaphysical poem, “The Tyger.” In this particular iteration, aesthetic beauty is both the source and the product of primal passion.

In the dark you shine
A burning tyger in the night
In the dark you shine
A burning tyger in my mind

Tyger, burning bright     
In the forests of the night     
In the dark I hide
From the glowing of your light
In the dark I find you
In the middle of my mind     
     
Art twists the heart,
Twists the heart,
Twists (x2)

Art twists the heart,
Twists the heart,
Full of wonder

Art fills the heart,
Fills the heart,
Pulls me under

Art twists the heart,
Twists the heart,
Full of wonder

Art twists the heart, 
Twists the heart,
Twists