Subterranean World (how Long...) (Lane Anita)

How long have we known each other now? Five, ten years And I guess we've changed And we'd run into each other in the subterranean world With the extras in their fright wigs and fins On their way from funkhole to dugout And one night would keel into another And there would never seem to be a day And hey you used to say You were polishing up On your survival tactics (techniques) For the end of the world And you, you used to dig your beak Into my ear saying: "nothing" Like a secret How long have we known each other now? Fifteen, twenty years maybe And certainly we've changed And we'd run into each other in the subterranean world And before I knew you or before we met Oh yes, way before then I was itching in the cradle Making my way toward the slime pits And the sludge traps Looking for love And the bushy brats turned out from The western burgs Minced in the powdermills Noctambulating around nowheresville And some were so desperate to sleep The only retreat was the sad dormitory Yes, one would go for a rest (or a test?) How long have we known each other now? Up to thirty years I guess And maybe we have changed And didn't we see each other in the subterranean world? And you, did you already have your headress? -Hmm, yes I used to dress up like a girl And how did you ever make it back home? I'd leave a trail of pearls Did you ever see a doctor - or a priest? Oh yeah - a priest Do you remember the guy with the sign "The end is nigh"? That was me (do you remember what was written on the back?) And do you rememer the guy with a boxfull of wind? Or maybe it was a cassette I don't really I don't know either - or was it me? How long have we known each other now? I've never seen you in my life! Forty years? How long have we known each other now? Sixty, seventy, eighty years I've never seen you in my life And I hope we've changed And we've never seen each other in the subterranean life